Dracula is an 1897 Gothic horror novel by Irish author Bram Stoker.
Famous for introducing the character of the vampire Count Dracula, the novel tells the story of Dracula's attempt to move from Transylvania to England, and the battle between Dracula and a small group of men and women led by Professor Abraham Van Helsing.
Dracula has been assigned to many literary genres including vampire literature, horror fiction, the gothic novel and invasion literature. The novel touches on themes such as the role of women in Victorian culture, sexual conventions, immigration, colonialism, and post-colonialism. Although Stoker did not invent the vampire, he defined its modern form, and the novel has spawned numerous theatrical, film and television interpretations.
I never had a chance to fully read Dracula and want to finish it before a trip to Transylvania. The beginning with Hawker was intriguing but I quickly grew tired of the English storyline. I didn’t finish it before the trip and only during the COVID pandemic decided to give it another go. Glad to have completed it but not the classic I though it would be...