Bram Stoker's Dracula
Bridget Kendall and guests explore the origins of Bram Stoker’s Dracula which has cast a long shadow over modern popular culture since it was first published 120 years ago.
Few novels have had such a huge impact on modern popular culture as Bram Stoker’s Dracula. The story and its terrifying main character have fascinated readers, critics, writers and film-makers ever since it was first published in 1897.
Across the world there are fan clubs devoted to the fictional Romanian aristocrat who brings terror to Victorian England. Bridget Kendall is joined by Dracula expert Dacre Stoker, gothic studies specialist Dr Sorcha Ní Fhlainn and Dr Sam George from the University of Hertfordshire in the UK.
Photo: Actor Christopher Lee portraying Count Dracula. (Keystone/ Getty Images)