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Dracula Literature

Dracula (1897) is a novel by Irish author Bram Stoker , and the name of the world's most famous vampire character.

Dracula has been attributed to many literary genres including horror fiction , the gothic novel and invasion literature . Structurally it is an epistolary novel , that is, told as a series of diary entries and letters. Literary critics have examined many themes in the novel, such as the role of women in Victorian culture, sexuality, immigration and folklore. Although Stoker did not invent the vampire, the novel's influence on the popularity of vampires has been singularly responsible for scores of theatrical and movie interpretations throughout the 20th century.

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Top of Dracula Books:

No. Title of the book Author Votes Note
1. Bram Stoker's Dracula Bram Stoker 83 9.02
2. The Historian Elizabeth Kostova 64 8.82
3. Vlad Dracula: The Dragon Prince Michael Augustyn 50 8.69
4. Interview with the Vampire Anne Rice 43 8.64
5. In Search of Dracula : The History of Dracula and Vampires Radu Florescu, Raymond T. McNally 63 8.61
6. Anno-Dracula Kim Newman 15 8.59
7. Dracula : Asylum Paul Witcover 22 8.55
8. Salem's Lot Stephen King 58 8.52
9. Happy Hour at Casa Dracula Marta Acosta 26 8.5
10. Bram Stoker: A Biography of the Author of Dracula Barbara Belford 49 8.39
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Dracula in literature

Dracula appears in literature in 1897 in a novel written by Irish author - Bram Stoker. After that, he became the most famous vampire character. His fame will constantly increase after 1931, when the Universal Studios produced the movie - Dracula.


After the movie, people tried to find out who was the real Dracula, so many books and documentaries appeared in order to give more information about the person who inspired the character of Dracula from the novel: Vlad Tepes.

Dracula was a source of inspiration for many literary tributes or parodies, such as Stephen King's Salem's Lot, Kim Newman's Anno Dracula, Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire, Elizabeth Kostova's The Historian, Fred Saberhagen's The Dracula Tape, Wendy Swanscombe's erotic parody Vamp, and Dan Simmons's Children of the Night.

Dracula has been a character in many comic books such as Giant-Size Dracula, Requiem for Dracula, Savage Return of Dracula, all published by Marvel, but the most famous one is the Marvel comic Tomb of Dracula written primarily by Marv Wolfman and drawn by Gene Colan for Marvel Comics in the 1970s. Dracula also appeared in an animated movie called The Batman vs. Dracula pitting the two characters against one another, which was aired on Cartoon Network and has been released on DVD.

 

 

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