BRAM STOKER: Abraham Stoker was born in Dublin on 8 November 1847. He graduated in Mathematics from Trinity College, Dublin in 1867 and then worked as a civil servant. He wrote several sensational novels including novels The Snake's Pass (1890), Dracula (1897), The Jewel of Seven Stars (1903), and The Lair of the White Worm (1911). Bram Stoker died on 20 April 1912.EDGAR ALLAN POE: Edgar Allan Poe was an American writer of fantastical, bizarre and sometimes disturbing short stories. He lived and worked in the first half of the nineteenth century and died a mysterious death, many believe caused by an overdose of drugs, at the age of 40 in 1849.ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON: Robert Louis Stevenson was born in Edinburgh on 13 November 1850. A novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer, he wrote a dozen novels, including Treasure Island (1883), Kidnapped (1886) and The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1886), and a number of collections of short stories. He died in 1894, aged 44.MARY SHELLEY: Mary Shelley (born Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin) was born to political philosopher William Godwin and philosopher and feminist Mary Wollstonecraft in 1797. She was a novelist best known for her Gothic novel Frankenstein, published in 1818. Mary Shelley died in 1851.
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Bram (Abraham) Stoker was an Irish novelist, born November 8, 1847 in Dublin, Ireland. 'Dracula' was to become his best-known work, based on European folklore and stories of vampires. Although most famous for writing 'Dracula', Stoker wrote eighteen books before he died in 1912 at the age of sixty-four.
Robert Lewis Balfour Stevenson was born on 13 November 1850, changing his second name to ‘Louis’ at the age of eighteen. He has always been loved and admired by countless readers and critics for ‘the excitement, the fierce joy, the delight in strangeness, the pleasure in deep and dark adventures’ found in his classic stories and, without doubt, he created some of the most horribly unforgettable characters in literature and, above all, Mr. Edward Hyde.
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