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Bound in Blood, Bram Stoker's Inspiration for Dracula

Bram Stoker's Inspiration for Dracula

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Join Us to Discover What Inspired the Classic Novel, Dracula.

Bram Stoker’s seminal book Dracula was published in 1897, and the horror genre was changed forever. Dracula wasn’t the first vampire story but it will become etched in the minds of millions of people of what a vampire should be. Countless books and movies have only cemented this concept of a vampire and Dracula will always be the name synonymous with the creature of the night. But what inspired Stoker? Join Charles Spratley, lead guide and historian for Haunted Orange County, as we tackle what may have become the influence of Bram Stoker’s masterpiece. From the literature of the time, to the interesting people he met, and even the news itself, woven together to make one of the most important novels of modern times, Dracula.