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Thursday, May 26, 2016
Bram Stoker's "Dracula" released in 1897
Bram Stoker's Victorian-era Gothic-horror masterpiece, "Dracula" first appeared in London bookstores May 26, 1897. Although it only enjoyed moderate success at the time, it has become Stoker's best-known and most favorite novel. It began to gain popularity when Stoker's widow Florence allowed the story to be adapted for stage in the 1920's. But it was when Bela Lugosi appeared in the 1931 movie "Dracula" when it really became a hit.