Vampires are always popular, and this is the book that started it all. It's in great condition, and signed by Stoker himself. You'll have no problem selling this.
- Fact 1: Bram Stoker's "Dracula", published in 1897, follows a group of adventurers determined to stop Count Dracula's plan to move to England from Transylvania.
- Fact 2: "Dracula", along with Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein", popularized horror fiction at the turn of the 20th century and defined the modern monsters still featured today.
- Fact 3: Author Bram Stoker researched eastern European folktales for seven years, and wove elements from many regions into the vampire myth we know today.
- Fact 4: Stoker's character Count Dracula takes his name from 15th-century Romanian prince Vlad III Dracula, known to historians as Vlad the Impaler for his pension for impaling and displaying enemies on wooden poles.
- Fact 5: Stoker wrote the character of Dracula with his friend, actor Sir Henry Irving, in mind. Many of Dracula's mannerisms are based on the dramatic flourishes of Irving.