© 2007

Bram Stoker

A Literary Life

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Part of the Literary Lives book series (LL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Lisa Hopkins
    Pages 1-21
  3. Lisa Hopkins
    Pages 23-45
  4. Lisa Hopkins
    Pages 47-67
  5. Lisa Hopkins
    Pages 69-90
  6. Lisa Hopkins
    Pages 91-119
  7. Lisa Hopkins
    Pages 121-148
  8. Lisa Hopkins
    Pages 149-150
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 151-173

About this book


This book charts the major events of Stoker's life, including friendships with many of the major figures of the age and as manager of Henry Irving's Lyceum, with his literary career. It offers critical evaluation of Dracula and of Stoker's lesser-known works, yielding much interest when reinserted into their original cultural contexts.


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About the authors

LISA HOPKINS is Professor of English at Sheffield Hallam University and co-editor of Shakespeare, the journal of the British Shakespeare Association. Her recent publications include Screening the Gothic and Giants of the Past: Popular Fictions and the Idea of Evolution.

Bibliographic information


'Lisa Hopkins's literary life of Bram Stoker is indispensable to anyone interested in the author of Dracula. Using Stoker's most famous novel as a touchstone, Hopkins moves out into the lesser known works and discusses them through the lens of Stoker's learning, travels, and personal relationships. Written with verve and clarity, Bram Stoker: A Literary Life takes us, like Stoker's own fiction, into mysterious caves and passageways, and we are richer for having made the journey.' - Professor Steven Bruhm, Mount St Vincent University, Canada

'Hopkins will certainly encourage us to return, with fresh eyes, to Stoker's enduring vampire tale, and inspire those reades familiar only with Dracula to explore Stoker's fiction much further.' - Glennis Byron, The Oscholars

'...contains some fresh ideas as well as an effective and readable synthesis of the more recent critical work...students of Stoker will find much here that is useful.' - Nicholas Daly, Gothic Studies