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Author Fun Facts: Bram Stoker

Hello Book Worms!

So, today I decided to do another one of my author fun facts posts, and I decided to do it on Bram Stoker, who was a horror writer. I will admit this is another author that I don’t know much about except that he wrote Dracula, which I have seen the movie but haven’t read the book. The book is on my to read list, but for some reason I just haven’t gotten around to reading it yet. I like to do these posts on authors that I don’t know much about because I get to learn more about them, and I hope you learn something new too.

So let’s get this list of facts started!

  • He was born in Ireland on November 8, 1847
  • His full name is Abraham Stoker
  • He got into a fight with Oscar Wilde over a woman, who ended up becoming Stokers wife
  • Half of his works of fiction were actually romance novels
  • He was cremated and you can visit his ashes, however they are highly protected and you need an escort to enter his final resting place
  • He loved art and actually become a founder of the Dublin Sketching Club in 1874
  • Dracula is considered to be one of the best vampire novels ever written
  • When he published Dracula, he was actually 50 years of age
  • Dracula actually means Devil in Wallachian
  • He was a star soccer player in College
  • He apparently got the idea for Dracula after eating bad crab and having a nightmare
  • He actually never visited Romania, which is the location of Dracula
  • He died on April 20, 1912, and what he died from is still a mystery
  • Eight days before the book Dracula was published, Stoker put on a play about the book in hopes to generate buzz

I hope that you all learned something new about this amazing author, I know I sure did. If you have a fun fact about Bram Stoker that wasn’t on the list, please feel free to add it in the comments below.

For further reading, please visit the website where I found these facts:

44 Bloodsucking Facts About Bram Stoker, The Dark Creator of Dracula

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