Person    | Male  Born 8/11/1847  Died 20/4/1912

Bram Stoker

Categories: Literature, Paranormal, Theatre

Countries: Ireland

Novelist and theatre manager. Born Dublin. Came to London in 1878 with his new wife Florence Balcombe, previously Oscar Wilde's squeeze. Wrote Dracula whilst he was Irving’s acting manager at the Lyceum Theatre, possibly basing the Count's character on Irving. Maurice Richardson in ‘The Psychoanalysis of Ghost Stories’ (1959) described Dracula as: “a kind of incestuous, necrophilious, oral-anal-sadistic all-in wrestling match”. The first to number the seats in the auditorium and to promote advanced bookings. Died at home, 26 St George's Square, Pimlico.

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Bram Stoker

Commemorated atInformation

Bram Stoker

Bram Stoker, 1847 - 1912, author of ‘Dracula’, lived here. Greater London Cou...

Read More

Lyceum Theatre

Edgar Allan Poe's maternal grandparents performed as actors at this theatre, ...

Read More

Stoker

Stoker

Read More

Other Subjects

Daphne du Maurier

Daphne du Maurier

Novelist and playwright. Born at 24 Cumberland Terrace, Regents Park. Daughter of Gerald, grand-daughter of George.  She married Major Frederick Browning in 1932, and as an army wife was obliged to...

Person, Literature, Seriously Famous, Theatre, Egypt

1 memorial
William Thackeray

William Thackeray

Novelist. Born Calcutta, full name William Makepeace Thackeray.  Best known for the novel: Vanity Fair. Died suddenly from a stroke having returned home to Onslow Square after dining out. He was fo...

Person, Literature, Seriously Famous, India

9 memorials
Anthony Hope

Anthony Hope

Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins (Anthony Hope). Novelist. The Prisoner of Zenda (1894).

Person, Literature

1 memorial
G. K. Chesterton

G. K. Chesterton

Writer. Born 32 Sheffield Terrace, Campden Hill, as Gilbert Keith Chesterton. Best known for the Father Brown stories. He often wrote about religion and in 1922 converted to Roman Catholicism. In l...

Person, Literature

4 memorials
Henry Williamson

Henry Williamson

Writer. Born at 66 Braxfield Road, Brockley. His best known work, 'Tarka the Otter' was published in 1927. He attended the Nuremberg rally in Berlin and saw Adolf Hitler as a source of good for his...

Person, Literature, Germany

1 memorial