The Lost Journal of Bram Stoker by Elizabeth Miller
The Dublin Years

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Recently a long-lost journal belonging to Dracula author Bram Stoker was discovered in his great-grandson Noel’s dusty attic. Published now to coincide with the centenary of Stoker’s death, the text of this stunning find, written between 1871 and 1881, mostly in his native Dublin, will captivate scholars of Gothic literature and Dracula fans alike. Painstakingly transcribed and researched, the journal offers intriguing new insights into the complex nature of the man who wrote Dracula more than one hundred years ago. Assisted by a team of scholars and Stoker historians, Dacre Stoker and Professor Elizabeth Miller neatly connect the dots between the contents of the journal and Bram Stoker’s later work, most significantly Dracula. Until now, discussion of the very private Bram Stoker has, by necessity, been largely speculative. Other than names and dates provided by biographers, and Bram Stoker’s own sparse self-revelation in his non-fiction, little has been available to support character studies of this fascinating Victorian gentleman. This personal journal shows Stoker’s private thoughts and his developing style, and is a veritable treasure trove of oddities, musings and anecdotes.
 

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A native of Montreal, Dacre Stoker is the great-grandson of Bram Stoker's youngest brother, Dr George Stoker. Dacre taught physical education and sciences in both Canada and the US, qualifed for Canada's Modern Pentathlon team for the boycotted 1980 Olympics, and coached the team at the 1988 Olympics. He now travels the globe, presenting his lecture 'Stoker on Stoker'. Co-author of the sequel to Dracula, entitled Dracula the Un-Dead (2009), Dacre is a member of the Transylvanian Society of Dracula and the Horror Writers' Association. An avid fly-fisherman and real (court) tennis instructor, Dacre lives in South Carolina and is involved in local land conservation.
 
Published March 8, 2012 by Robson Press, The. 352 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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The Telegraph

The book for which Stoker is famed .

Apr 20 2012 | Read Full Review of The Lost Journal of Bram Stok...

Scotsman.com

It is interesting to see Stoker as an Irish writer and there are some acutely observed anecdotes, ranging from the ghastly – young tyros using vomit on the floor of Exhibition Palace during a St Patrick’s Ball as an impromptu skating rink – to the genuinely pathetic: Stoker was well aware of the ...

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Scholars thirsting for previously undiscovered biographical material will be pleased to hear of this new compilation of Bram Stoker's journal entries, written between 1871 and 1878 (before he wrote Dracula in 1897). Edited by Dacre Stoker (born in Montreal to Bram Stoker's youngest brother, Georg...

Apr 15 2013 | Read Full Review of The Lost Journal of Bram Stok...

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