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Bram Stoker and ‘Dracula’ (‘The Un-Dead’)

To celebrate the birthday of Abraham ‘Bram’ Stoker, born on 8 November 1847 in Dublin, we’ve posted some newspaper reviews of his classic novel, ‘Dracula’.

The novel was published in May 1897, so the reviews below were the first reactions to Stoker’s brilliant gothic horror.

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newspaper review of the Dracula novel by Bram Stoker

Morning Post – Thursday 03 June 1897

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newspaper review of the Dracula novel by Bram Stoker

Sketch of Bram Stoker

The Graphic – Saturday 07 November 1885

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newspaper review of the Dracula novel by Bram Stoker

Hampshire Advertiser – Saturday 05 June 1897

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newspaper review of the Dracula novel by Bram Stoker

Derby Mercury – Wednesday 23 June 1897

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