In 1897, Bram Stoker, wrote his Gothic horror novel, Dracula. Since then, the story of Count Dracula, has been retold many times.
Dracula is about a vampire, and was named after Vlad III Dracula, Prince of Wallachia’s. Dracula wasn’t the first vampire novel of its time, but it is one of the most legendary.
“Dracula” by Bram Stoker
Gutenberg has a version of this classic novel you can read chapter by chapter on-line or download in your favorite format (Kindle, EPUB, etc.).
If you would rather listen to an audio recording of Dracula, LibriVox has two versions you can listen to. One is a straight reading and the other is a dramatic reading.
To learn more about the author of Dracula, Bram Stoker, you can use the following link to watch a full 45 minute documentary about him or read his short bio. Parental supervision may be required for the documentary due to mature content.
Biograhy: Bram Stoker
Learn more about the character of Dracula:
Vlad III Dracula…
Stoker was inspired to name his book, Dracula, after Vlad III Dracula, Prince of Wallachia’s. His nickname was Vlad the Impaler and by all accounts he earned his fearsome reputation!
If you would like to learn more about Vald the Impaler, there is a History Channel documentary on YouTube called, ‘The Real Count Dracula‘ available. I believe the rating for this show is TV-14. Parental supervision is suggested.
You can also find information about Vlad here:
Wikipedia: Vlad the Impaler/Vlad III Dracula
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