Bram Stoker


Born
in Fairview, Dublin, Ireland
November 08, 1847

Died
April 20, 1912

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He was born Abraham Stoker in 1847 at 15 Marino Crescent – then as now called "The Crescent" – in Fairview, a coastal suburb of Dublin, Ireland. His parents were Abraham Stoker and the feminist Charlotte Mathilda Blake Thornely. Stoker was the third of seven children. Abraham and Charlotte were members of the Clontarf Church of Ireland parish and attended the parish church (St. John the Baptist located on Seafield Road West) with their children, who were both baptised there.

Stoker was an invalid until he started school at the age of seven — when he made a complete and astounding recovery. Of this time, Stoker wrote, "I was naturally thoughtful, and the leisure of long illness gave opportunity for many thoughts which were fruitfu
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October 2014 Revisit the Shelf Poll

1818, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, 273 pages
 
  26 votes, 14.9%

1860, The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins, 672 pages
 
  23 votes, 13.1%

 
  21 votes, 12.0%

1953, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, 227 pages
 
  15 votes, 8.6%

1847, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë, 507 pages
 
  14 votes, 8.0%

1929, A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway, 355 pages
 
  14 votes, 8.0%

1935, Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier, 320 pages
 
  12 votes, 6.9%

 
  12 votes, 6.9%

1897, Dracula by Bram Stoker, 488 pages
 
  11 votes, 6.3%

 
  10 votes, 5.7%

1814, Mansfield Park by Jane Austen, 507 pages
 
  7 votes, 4.0%

 
  6 votes, 3.4%

 
  4 votes, 2.3%

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