Bram Stoker – autobiography
Abraham Stoker was a brilliant short story writer and poet, who happened to be most widely known for his late nineteenth century novel Dracula. When he was alive, he was also known as Henry Irving’s personal assistant, as well as a business manager at the lyceum Theater. While he was a young man, his interest for the theater was quite immense, and through the influence of a dear friend, Stoker got a job as a critic for the Dublin Evening Mail, a newspaper partially owned by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu. At this time, critics were not highly esteemed in their respective professions, but Stoker stood out in his abilities to write worthwhile reviews.
While being employed by Henry Irving and working as a theater manager, Abraham Stoker began one of his first novels, The Snake’s Pass, and roughly seven years later Dracula was created. In addition to spending time writing these two novels, Dracula Stoker, as some like to call him, was kept busy working as literary staff at the London Daily Telegraph, which allowed him to begin writing a myriad of additional novels, some of which included The Lady of the Shroud and The lair of the White Worm. When Bram Stoker Dracula was received, after his death, his life of Irving had also been published; this work was also extremely successful.
It may be useful for the reader to learn that much before Dracula Bram, or more aptly before Bram Stoker’s Dracula was created, he had spent an inordinate amount of time researching European folklore, as well as a myriad of stories of horror that included vampires in them. It is quite possible to view Dracula as an epistolary novel, written as a piece of a collection that on the surface appears highly realistic, and of course entirely fictional however. The manner in which the story maintained so much realism is in regard to the style of the novel itself; for instance, the novel consists newspaper clippings, letters, telegrams, ship logs, and entries, all of these things allowed for the novel to cross the boundaries of the imaginary into the world of possibility.
At the point when Bram Stoker began suffering several strokes, he eventually died at the ST George’s Square in 1912. Many biographers have made claims that his death was due tertiary syphilis, but of course there is speculation on this matter. After his death, he was cremated, and his ashes can be found at the Golders Green Crematorium. In addition, a collection of short stories was published posthumously in 1914, and it was entitled Dracula’s Guest and Other Weird Stories. His widow, Florence Stoker, was responsible for its publication, and the very first film adaptation of Dracula was entitled Nosferatu and released in 1922. Furthermore, the film, Nosferatu, was produced by Florence Stoker; she seemed to understand his wishes the most, but the additional filmmakers were eventually sued by her based on a mishandling of royalties. Unfortunately, the case regarding the film had endured for many years, which ended in Stoker demanding that the film and its remnants be destroyed for evermore. It was not until 1925 that the suit had finally been resolved in Stoker’s best interest.
Due to the fact that Stoker had struggled so intently when it came to the copyright of the film, Dacre Stoker, a grand-nephew of Bram, decide a sequel would be a perfect idea. Dacre, with the help of screenwriter Ian Holt, wrote a screenplay based on the original novel. The movie was released in 2009 as Dracula: The Un-Dead, and it was written by both Ian Holt and Dacre stoker, and it may be fascinating to know that both writers based their movie on Bram’s actual notes surrounding the inception of the original novel. In addition to continuing the legacy of Bram Stoker’s most brilliant work, Darce Stoker began his writing debut, becoming widely known himself in the process.