10 Facts about Bram Stoker

Friday, August 21st 2015. | Authors

Find out the famous Irish author in Facts about Bram Stoker. Abraham Stoker was born on 8 November 1847 and passed away on 20 April 1912. He gained the critical acclaim due to his famous novel, Dracula. This gothic novel was published in 1897. Let’s find out more interesting facts about Bram Stoker below:

Facts about Bram Stoker 1: a personal assistant

Do you know that Bram Stoker actually was the personal assistant of Henry Irving?  Irving owned Lyceum Theatre in London where Stoker became the manager.

Facts about Bram Stoker 2: the date and place of birth

As I have stated before, Stoker was born on November 8, 1847. His place of birth was at Marino Crescent, Clontarf, Ireland. Check facts about Adam Blade here.

Bram Stoker Pic

Bram Stoker Pic

Facts about Bram Stoker 3: parents of Bram Stoker

His father was Abraham Stoker from Dublin. His mother was Charlotte Mathilda Blake Thornley.  During his childhood time, he spent his time in County Sligo. There were seven kids in the family and Stoker was the third child.

Facts about Bram Stoker 4: an unknown illness

When he was a child, Stoker had to struggle against an unknown illness which made him bedridden. He was able to make a complete recovery before he started his education.

Bram Stoker Facts

Bram Stoker Facts

Facts about Bram Stoker 5: the college time

In 1864 till 1870, he was educated at Trinity College, Dublin where he had no major health issues. It was very surprising to know that he was named University Athlete due to his excellent skill as an athlete.

Facts about Bram Stoker 6: the graduation time

When he graduated from the college, he earned a B.A. in mathematics. However, he was interested with theater.

Bram Stoker Book

Bram Stoker Book

Facts about Bram Stoker 7: Henry Irving

Henry Irving invited Stoker for a dinner at Shelbourne Hotel after Stoker gave an incredible review of Irving’s Hamlet in December 1876.

Facts about Bram Stoker 8: short stories

Stoker was also a short story writer. Some of his works included “The Chain of Destiny” and “The Crystal Cup”. The London Society published the latter one in 1872.

Bram Stoker Author

Bram Stoker Author

Facts about Bram Stoker 9: a civil servant

The Duties of Clerks of Petty Sessions in Ireland was a nonfiction book that Stoker wrote. It was published in 1879. He made this book when he was a civil servant in Dublin in 1876.

Facts about Bram Stoker 10: the novels of Stoker

As a novelist, there were various books that he had made such as The Snake’s Pass (1890), Dracula (1897), Lady Athlyne (1908), The Primrose Path (1875), The Jewel of Seven Stars (1903), The Lady of the Shroud (1909) and The Shoulder of Shasta (1895). Get facts about Bram Stoker’s Dracula here.

Facts about Bram Stoker

Facts about Bram Stoker

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