Book Group: Dracula

Dracula by Bram Stoker (New York: Penguin Classics, 2003; originally published in 1897. 560 pp) Born in Dublin, Bram Stoker attended Trinity College, Dublin, graduating in Pure Mathematics. He worked as a civil servant in Dublin Castle before publishing works in dramatic criticism. He is best known for Dracula, a bestseller in his day and is still selling steadily. Stoker died in 1912. The Plot We read from the journal of a young English lawyer named Jonathan Harker who makes a trip to none other than the Castle Dracula in the Eastern European country of Transylvania in order to conduct some real estate business with the Count. On his journey, peasants begin warning him of a creature, loosely translated “vampire”,… Read More →