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Book Basics

Author: Bram Stoker

Year Published: 1897

Type: Novel

Genre: Horror

Perspective and Narrator:

Dracula is told through pieces of evidence in the form of letters, newspaper articles, journal entries, and telegrams primarily composed by the characters Jonathan Harker, Mina Murray, Dr. John Seward, Lucy Westenra, and Dr. Van Helsing.


Dracula is written mostly in the past tense, although some entries provide present-tense accounts.

About the Title:

Dracula is the name of the story's antagonist, a vampire. The name comes from the Romanian word dracul, meaning "dragon" or perhaps "devil."

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