Dracula UK 1897

Book Overview & Market Performance

Dracula

Collectible Facts & Figures

About the book

Publication Date: 1897, UK Edition
Author: Bram Stoker
Publisher: Archibald Constable and Company, London
Binding: Hardcover
Dust Jacket: no
Print Run: 3.000 copies

Points of collection interest

  • The Dead Un-Dead was one of Stoker's original titles for Dracula, and the manuscript was entitled simply The Un-Dead up until a few weeks before publication;
  • Costing six shillings, the novel was bound yellow cloth and titled in red letters;
  • Dracula was not an immediate bestseller when it was first published, although reviewers were unstinting in their praise;
  • A small section was removed from a draft of the final chapter, in which Dracula's castle falls apart as he dies, hiding the fact that vampires were ever there;
  • Bram Stocker claimed that his inspiration for the work came from a nightmare caused by eating too much crab meat with mayonnaise sauce. On awakening the next morning he remembered all the details of his terrifying dream and discussed them with his employer;
  • Experts supposed connections between Count Dracula and the murderous Vlad II of Wallachia

Available copies online

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Budget $5000+, Featured, Gothic