Listen to them,…

Listen to them, the children of the night. What music they make!

– Bram Stoker


born in Fairview, Dublin, Ireland November 08, 1847
died: April 20, 1912
gender: male
genre: Horror

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 fruitful according to their kind in later years.”


5 thoughts on “Listen to them,…

  1. May 26, 1897: When Bram Stoker’s Dracula was published, 116 years ago today, it was already part of a vampiric literary tradition dating back to the mid-18th century.

  2. I love the story of Vampires. The music Stoker heard was actually the pumping of the children’s blood. I read the Vampire Sage of Ann Rice. Awesome. The story of humanity but they can’t help themselves. Good pick, Ela.

  3. I recently reread Dracula. It was as spooky now as it was earlier.

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