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Finding out why Bram Stoker Wrote Dracula

Journal: International Journal of English, Literature and Social Science (Vol.8, No. 3)

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Page : 121-124

Keywords : Devil; Dracula; Harker’s journal; Icelandic; Wallachian;

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The paper entitled ‘Finding Out Why Bram Stoker Wrote ‘Dracula' is actually a research work inspired by the circumstances surrounding the publication of the book. The article proposes to find out what inspired Bram Stoker to write a novel of the stature of ‘Dracula'. Reading through several manuscripts, journals and online materials one can conclude that Bram Stoker took a lot of trouble to publish his work. He researched widely and went to a lot of places before finally deciding on the location, characters and plot of ‘Dracula'. A peep into his biography, his friends and influences has also been provided in the paper. Besides, his readings are also referred to. There is a detail about how the first hundred pages went missing, how and where they were ultimately found and how they were again republished. There is a look into the Journal entries of Jonathan Harker, the main character in the novel as well. These entries corroborate the findings of Bram Stoker about the legend called ‘Dracula' and the true elements in the book as per the stories or folk lores read by him.

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