Posted on: September 17, 2020

We hope you are enjoying our Free E-Book Series.  When selecting books, we try to find bios about the author or a write up about the novel that we can share with you.  For Dracula, we found an really interesting article that was in Time Magazine –  Bram Stoker Claimed That Parts of Dracula Were Real. Here’s What We Know About the Story Behind the Novel – BY DACRE STOKER AND J.D. BARKER

When Bram Stoker wrote his iconic novel, the original preface, which was published in Makt Myrkanna, the Icelandic version of the story, included this passage: I am quite convinced that there is no doubt whatever that the events here described really took place, however unbelievable and incomprehensible they might appear at first sight. And I am further convinced that they must always remain to some extent incomprehensible.

He went on to claim that many of the characters in his novel were real people: All the people who have willingly — or unwillingly — played a part in this remarkable story are known generally and well respected. Both Jonathan Harker and his wife (who is a woman of character) and Dr. Seward are my friends and have been so for many years, and I have never doubted that they were telling the truth…

Bram Stoker did not intend for Dracula to serve as fiction, but as a warning of a very real evil, a childhood nightmare all too real.

Worried of the impact of presenting such a story as true, his editor, Otto Kyllman, of Archibald Constable & Company, returned the manuscript with a single word of his own: No.

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Free E-Book Series – Dracula by Bram Stoker

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