It's the 125th anniversary of Bram Stoker's famous gothic horror story Dracula on 26th May. In this extract, Jonathan Harker's wife Mina has travelled to Whitby. There, she and her friend Lucy meet a local man who tells them of goblins and ghouls that are said to inhabit the ruined abbey…
The nights are drawing in. Halloween movies are everywhere. But it’s not all about Hitchcock: there’s nothing quite as terrifying as a good ghost story. Make sure you’ve got a blanket to hide behind – here are monsters, ghosts, magical islands and talking cats.
Abraham 'Bram' Stoker (1847 - 1912) was educated at Trinity College, Dublin and joined the Irish Civil Service before his love of theatre led him to become the unpaid drama critic for the Dublin Mail. He went on to act as as manager and secretary for the actor Sir Henry Irving, while writing his novels, the most famous of which is Dracula.
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