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Abraham "Bram" Stoker was an Irish author, best known for his novel "Dracula". He was born in 1847, and died in 1912.

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Was there a supernatural reason Dracula required a ship to reach England in Stoker?

One might imagine he could make the flight as a bat or some other way transport himself. Is it possible that the sea is an obstacle or simply that his ability to travel as a bat is limited?
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Did Arthur Holmwood learn of the other three blood transfusions from Dr. Seward's diary?

In Bram Stoker's Dracula, Lucy Westenra receives four blood transfusions from four different men: First from her fiancé, Arthur Holmwood, and later from Dr. Seward, Van Helsing, and Quincey Morris. ...
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Given that the earth Dracula sleeps on must have been consecrated, why does holy water ruin it?

It seems that Dracula’s dirt-bed must be consecrated (and originate from his native Transylvania), or to be “holy dirt,” so how can the addition of holy water make it utterly useless to the Count as a ...
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Why does Dracula need to rest his days in consecrated earth?

Since consecrated earth, even the Transylvanian type, should be connected to the “sacred,” what are some possible reasons for Bram Stoker to specify that Dracula needs this “holy soil” in order to ...
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Was Dracula going to let Harker leave at some point?

It's been a while since I read the novel but was it always Dracula's plan to kill Harker or did he intend for him to leave at some point? I know Harker suspected it after Dracula forced him to write ...
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How did Bram Stoker portray Count Dracula's "aroma"?

How did Bram Stoker portray Count Dracula's scent? Did the Vampire smell in the same way the bathe once a year if YOU'RE lucky humans of the era around him smelled, or did he have a faint tell tale ...
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Where did the idea of vampire invitation first originate?

Its been a long time since I read Bram Stoker's Dracula, and I do not remember any instance of Jonathan Harker inviting Count Dracula to his home. I just watched the Let Me In movie and I also ...
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What is the origin of Stoker's idea that vampires' reflections cannot be seen?

It's a common thread throughout the vampire genre. According to Bram Stoker, you cannot see a vampire's reflection. Where did Stoker get the idea that a vampire's reflection cannot be seen?
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Who/what made the noises on Miss Lucy's window?

I'm reading Bram Stoker's Dracula, and there are several passages where Miss Lucy is extremely ill, and resting in bed. During these occasions, there is very often a noise at the window, like ...
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