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(born Nov. 8, 1847, Dublin, Ire.died April 20, 1912, London, Eng.) Irish writer. Though bedridden until he was seven years old, Stoker later became an outstanding athlete. He was in the civil service for 10 years and the manager of actor Henry Irving for 27 years, writing letters for his employer and accompanying him on tours. During this period he began writing fiction; his masterpiece was the immensely successful gothic novel Dracula (1897). Derived from vampire legends, the tale became the basis for a whole genre of literature and film. None of his other works, including The Lair of the White Worm (1911), approached its popularity or quality.
Variants of STOKER, BRAM
Stoker, Bram orig. Abraham Stoker
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