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Bram Stoker

The Bram Stoker Memorial Association
Founded in 1985 by Dr. Jeanne Keyes Youngson, the Bram Stoker Memorial Association is dedicated to Bram Stoker enthusiasts around the world and sponsors Stoker conferences and events. Links are available to several Dracula Societies around the world.

The Literature Network: Bram Stoker
The Literature Network offers a biography, and a searchable collection of works, for over 250 authors. This brief biography of Stoker includes links to e-texts of his works (including Dracula, The Jewel of Seven Stars and The Lair of the White Worm) and a forum where users can post their thoughts on the author.

Classic Literature Library: Bram Stoker
The Classic Literature Library presents a basic overview of Bram Stoker's life with links to free online novels and stories by the author, including Dracula.

The Victorian Literary Studies Archive: A Hyper-Concordance to the Works of Bram Stoker
The Victorian Literary Studies Archive, part of the Graduate School of Languages and Cultures at Nagoya University in Japan, presents a hyper-concordance of Stoker's Dracula and Jewel of the Seven Stars that allows the user to search full e-texts of both works for specific words or phrases.

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Bram Stoker at Project Gutenberg
Project Gutenberg, producer of free electronic books, presents full and unabridged e-texts of classic works of literature. Included on the site are e-texts of Dracula, Dracula's Guest, The Jewel of Seven Stars, The Lady of the Shroud, Lair of the White Worm, and The Man. Users can also download the audio book of Dracula in MP3 files.

BBC: Cult: Vampire Magazine
Are you curious to know if you're a vampire or not? You can take a quiz at this BBC Web site. A veritable vampire A-Z, viewers can watch video interviews with vampire experts, vampire hunters and vampire fans or hear audio versions of vampire stories, read vampire fiction and more. Plenty of illustrations and vampire art adorn these ghastly pages!

Dracula's Homepage
"Dracula's Homepage" provides biographical information on Bram Stoker, his novel Dracula, the historical Dracula (Vlad the Impaler) and brief essays on Stoker's sources and influences. Maintained by Elizabeth Miller, a well-known expert on Stoker's Dracula and professor at Memorial University in Newfoundland.

Dracula Research Centre
The Dracula Research Centre offers e-texts of various articles and documents on Bram Stoker and Dracula, links to Dracula resources online and information on the Dracula Symposium and Tour that will take place in Transylvania in May 2007. The Centre is maintained by Dracula expert, Elizabeth Miller.

Reviews of Dracula
Read excerpts from contemporary reviews of Dracula when it was first published in 1897.

Journal of Dracula Studies
Online issues of the Journal of Dracula Studies are posted in their entirety here.

All Things Dracula
A joint project of the Transylvanian Society of Dracula (U.S. and Italian chapters), this site offers a detailed bibliography of editions, adaptations and translations of Dracula.

The Dracula Library
The Dracula Library is the largest public library that specializes in books on vampires and vampire-related authors. It is a special collection division of CESNUR, the Center for Studies on New Religions based in Torino, Italy. Search their entire catalog online.

Mysterious Britain: Vampire Folklore
Developed and maintained by two authors and long-time investigators of the paranormal, the 'Mysterious Britain' web site is a guide to mysterious places, legends and folklore within the British Isles. At the Vampire Folklore page, visitors can explore the history of vampire traditions and myths in Britain, read folktales, and learn about the vampire in literature.

LibriVox: Dracula
LibriVox provides free audiobooks, read by volunteers, which are in the public domain. Users can download and listen to the entire novel as mp3 or ogg files.

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Vlad the Impaler

PBS: Frontline World: Dracula: The Metamorphosis of a Fiend
Among the many intriguing Dracula links offered at this FRONTLINE/World site, there is an interview with Dracula expert Elizabeth Miller, information about the legend of Vlad the Impaler, and an online quiz "How to Identify and Cure a vampire." Visitors may also read an interview with Romanian-born Andrei Codrescu, facts and FAQs about Romania (with a map), or browse archived Frontline/World conversations about the story of Dracula.

University of Pennsylvania English Department: Prince Dracula
The English Department at the University of Pennsylvania has made available this online translation of one of the oldest surviving versions of the story of Vlad Tepes, also known as Vlad the Impaler. The pamphlet was originally printed in 1488, a few years after his death.

Dracula's Info: Between Hero and Vampire
Romanian, Adrian Tanasa has compiled an impressive array of resources related to Vlad the Impaler and Count Dracula. Explore the historical inspiration for Count Dracula, study the traits of vampires, read about vampires in the news and browse the Dracula movie collection or a gallery of pictures. An illustrated history of Bran Castle with news articles about Transylvania is also available, as well as an in-depth look at Bram Stoker's Dracula and the e-text; but possibly the highlight is the 1897 interview with Bram Stoker himself.

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty: Romania: Did Dracula Ever Set Foot in Dracula's Castle
What's the real story with Dracula's castle? There is plenty of history to be gleaned as Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty discusses the questionable connection between the famous Bran Castle and Vlad the Impaler in this 2006 interview with Romanian historian Zoe Petre.

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Bibliography

Bram Stoker

Belford, Barbara. Bram Stoker and the Man Who Was Dracula. New York, New York: Da Capo Press, 2002.

Dalby, Richard and William Hughes. Bram Stoker: A Bibliography. Westcliff-on-Sea: Desert Island, 2004.

Farson, Daniel. The Man Who Wrote Dracula: A Biography of Bram Stoker. London: M. Joseph, 1975.

Haining, Peter and Peter Tremayne. The Un-Dead: The Legend of Bram Stoker and Dracula. London: Constable, 1997.

Hughes, William. Beyond Dracula: Bram Stoker's Fiction and Its Cultural Context. New York, New York: St. Martin's Press, 2000.

Hughes, William and Andrew Smith, Eds. Bram Stoker: History, Psychoanalysis and the Gothic. New York, New York: St. Martin's Press, 1998.

Murray, Paul. From the Shadow of Dracula: A Life of Bram Stoker. London: Jonathan Cape, 2004.

Senf, Carol A. A Science and Social Science in Bram Stoker's Fiction. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood, 2002.

Valente, Joseph. Dracula's Crypt: Bram Stoker, Irishness and the Question of Blood. Champaign, Illinois: University of Illinois Press, 2002.

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Davison, Carol Margaret and Paul Simpson-Housley. Bram Stoker's Dracula: Sucking Through the Century, 1897-1997. Toronto: Dundurn Press, 1997.

Fernandez, Fernando. Bram Stoker's Dracula. New York, New York: Del Ray Books, 2005.

Florescu, Radu and Raymond T. McNally. The Complete Dracula. Acton, Massachusetts: Copley Publishing Group, 1992.

Joslin, Lyndon W. Count Dracula Goes to the Movies: Stoker's Novel Adapted, 1922-2003. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Co., 2006.

Leatherdale, Clive. Dracula: The Novel and the Legend of Bram Stoker's Gothic Masterpiece. Brighton, East Sussex: Desert Island Books, 1993.

McNally, Raymond T. and Radu Florescu. In Search of Dracula: The History of Dracula and Vampires. Boston, Massachusetts: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1994.

Miller, Elizabeth, Ed. Bram Stoker's Dracula: A Documentary Volume. Detroit, Michigan: Thomson Gale, 2005.

Miller, Elizabeth. Dracula: Sense & Nonsense. Westcliff-on-Sea: Desert Island, 2000.

Shepard, Leslie and Albert Power. Dracula: Celebrating 100 Years. Dublin, Mentor Press, 1997.

Skal, David J. Hollywood Gothic: The Tangled Web of Dracula from Novel to Stage to Screen. New York, New York: Norton, 1990.

Treptow, Kurt W. Vald III Dracula: The Life and Times of the Historical Dracula. Portland, Oregon: Center of Romanian Studies, 2000.

Trow, M.J. Vlad the Impaler: In Search of the Real Dracula. Stroud: Sutton, 2003.



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