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Bram Stoker

A pioneer in literature, Bram Stoker was one of the most influential

figures to enter the realm of gothic fiction. His vision of a world that

people dream about but never speak of has inspired many others to create

tales with the same attitude. Stoker has become a notable role model for

all fans of gothic literature, with his narratives of the dark and spooky

realm that are simple but still connote a deeper meaning. His most famous

work, Dracula, is a tale that everyone is familiar with because it has

given birth to countless vampire stories and films. But one of the things

that his fans should realize is how he came to write such enticing stories,

as well as how different aspects of his life that are portrayed in his

work. Even Stoker fanatics often fail to notice these seemingly subtle

influences that inhabit his various works, Dracula in particular. One of

his major influences originated from his Irish descent, and the events that

played themselves throughout his lifetime. Another notable inspiration was

the Celtic stories that were popular at the time, and finally, British

actor Henry Irving, who Stoker admired in particular, was another effect

that motivated Stoker to write his stories.

Stoker's Irish heritage made a heavy impact on his writings. He was

born in Dublin, Ireland in 1847, as noted by various sources. 1847 was the

year in which The Great Famine of Ireland ended. Stoker was one of the many

children who was affected by the Great Famine, a time period in which food

was very scarce for Irish peasants. Due to this, he was raised a very

sickly child, but had a loving mother who would tell him stories and

various horror tales, which was undoubtedly an influence on his work. He

had always dreams of becoming a writer, and his mother was probably a

factor of that. Also, there were many things that inspired his work that

happened during his lifetime. H

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