Abraham “Bram” Stoker (1847-1912), an Irish novelist, surprisingly never visited Eastern Europe, the setting for his most famous and widely read work Dracula (1897). Stoker, known during his lifetime as the acting and then business manager of the famous Henry Irving’s Lyceum Theatre, is now best remembered as a writer of Gothic horror fiction.
Varla Ventura is the author of The Book of the Bizarre and Beyond Bizarre, and a lover of all things strange, freaky, and terrifying. She is the curator of the Weiser Magical Creatures and Paranormal Parlor series of e-books. Visit her at the Blog of the Bizarre: varlaventura.wordpress.com/