1847: Dracula author Bram Stoker is born in Dublin.
Bram Stoker 1847-1912
Stoker was bed-ridden for much of his childhood, but lived a relatively healthy life during his adulthood. Educated at Trinity College, he moved to London in 1878 and married actress Florence Balcombe. Dracula received some praise on its publication. (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle praised it highly) but it was not until the movie Dracula, starring Bela Lugosi opened in 1931 that vampire mania really took off.
“We learn from failure, not from success.” – Bram Stoker
The Dracula stories used to terrify me as a child, but they were also compelling, his story about Dracula has given us many great films and Buffy The Vampire Slayer to boot. Has anyone else any thoughts on this?