Abraham Bram Stoker was an Irish author, best known today for his 1897 Gothic horror novel Dracula. During his lifetime, he was better known as the personal assistant of actor Sir Henry Irving and business manager of the Lyceum Theatre, which Irving owned.
According to the Encyclopedia of World Biography, Stoker's stories are today included in the categories of horror fiction, romanticized Gothic stories, and melodrama. They are classified alongside other works of popular fiction such as Mary Shelley's Frankenstein which also used the myth-making and story-telling method of having multiple narrators telling the same tale from different perspectives.
Bram was born on 8 November 1847 in Clontarf, Dublin, Ireland and died 20 April 1912 (aged 64) in Pimlico, London, England. His death was overshadowed by the sinking of the Titanic which occurred the same week.
BRAM STOKER'S FORMER HOME
DATE(S) VISITED: MAR 5, 2020
LOCATION: DUBLIN, IE
Bram Stoker grew up in the family home at 15 Marino Crescent in Clontarf. When the family sold off the house, Stoker took rooms up at 15 Kildare Street.