Quotes from ‘Dracula,’ Bram Stoker’s Horror Classic

Bram Stoker’s Dracula is a classic vampire tale. First published in 1897, the novel was influenced by a history of vampire myths and stories, but Stoker shaped all those fragmented tales to create a literary legend (that was just the start of what we know and understand about vampires in current literature). Even though stories like Polidori’s “The Vampire” and Le Fanu’s Carmilla already existed at the time when Dracula was first published, Stoker’s novel–and his literary imagination–helped to spawn a new dimension in horror literature. Here are a few quotes from Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

Notes: The novel is written in the style of a journal, written by Jonathan Harker. Already, the author is playing upon preconceptions and superstitions, and leading us to expect something “interesting,” although what that might mean is not immediately clear. How does superstition figure into our perception (and fear) of vampires?

Notes: Jonathan Harker is an everyman, a simple clerk who goes out to do a job and finds himself in the midst of a very-unexpected experience–foreign to his understanding. He’s a “stranger in a strange land.”

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Quotes from ‘Dracula,’ Bram Stoker’s Horror Classic

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