This Day in History

“Dracula,” a novel by Irish author Bram Stoker, went on sale in London on May 26, 1897. This gothic horror story introduced the character of Count Dracula and established many conventions of subsequent vampire fantasy. The novel has had a profound impact on the genre of horror literature and has inspired countless adaptations in film, television, and other media. The character of Dracula has become one of the most universally recognizable figures in popular culture, symbolizing the enduring appeal of the supernatural in storytelling.