Dracula - The Story: Vampire, Monster, Movie Evolution, Nicolas Cage, Bram Stoker, Author, Count Dracula, Blood, Gothic Classic, Immortal Tale, Demon, Terror, Death, Pop Culture, Villain & Pictures!
For more than 125 years he has been the stuff of both nightmares and fantasies—a dark, powerful, irresistible force and bringer of terror, death, and eternal damnation. His name is known throughout the world, as is his story, which has been told and retold and expanded upon countless times, with no end in sight. He is Count Dracula, the king vampire, brought to literary life—or is it undeath?—by Irish author Bram Stoker with the publication of the novel Dracula in May 1897. Since then, the book has never been out of print, and its title character has become one of the most famous fictional villains of all time, moving beyond the printed page to nearly every form of media imaginable. Over the years, Dracula has been depicted as everything from a vile, repulsive demon in human form to a feral, hissing manifestation, to a dashing, romantic, but tragic figure driven by love and the loneliness of immortality. This is Dracula's complete story—told in words and pictures with the background and intrigue to last (an eternal) lifetime.