Tag: Gothic Novels

Literature

Five Fascinating Facts about Dracula

Fun facts about Count Dracula and Bram Stoker, the man who created him 1. In early drafts of Bram Stoker’s novel, Dracula was originally named ‘Count Wampyr’. Bram Stoker’s original title for his 1897 novel Dracula was ‘The Dead Un-Dead’. However, he came across the story of Vlad the Impaler and […]

Literature

The First Gothic Novel

The early Gothic novelists are an interesting lot. Matthew Lewis, known for his 1796 novel The Monk, wrote his will on a servant’s hat while dying on board a ship from Jamaica to the UK. William Beckford wrote the bestselling Gothic novel Vathek in French in 1782, with the English version being translated by […]