- (italics) a novel (1897) by Bram Stoker.
- Count, the central character in this novel: the archetype of a vampire.
Origin of Dracula
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That was what I liked: the idea that they find that ship, and like in Dracula there is a coffin on board, in the cargo.Vampires without Glitter or Girl Problems: Inside Guillermo del Toro’s ‘The Strain’
July 14, 2014
The first on-set memory she is certain of came two years later in Dracula.The Next Great Coppola
May 7, 2014
Just like Dracula, Bill Compton, and Edward Cullen, adult ticks live vampirically on mammalian blood.Cases of New Tick-Borne Illness, Heartland Virus, Grow
April 2, 2014
Dracula was a great moment for Keanu, in my view, and I will take no prisoners on that.Tilda Swinton Blasts Putin at SXSW, Discusses ‘Only Lovers Left Alive’ and ‘My Cousin’ David Bowie
March 11, 2014
When Dracula feeds on a human, the blood sucking is more graphic than on True Blood, even.NBC’s ‘Dracula’ Sure Is Sexy, But It Isn’t Scary
October 25, 2013
I am Dracula; and I bid you welcome, Mr. Harker, to my house.
To his original list of stories in this book, I have added an hitherto unpublished episode from Dracula.Dracula's Guest
He had been posing as a retired dentist and here he was running up walls like the count in Dracula.Anthony Trent, Master Criminal
He come on moonlight rays as elemental dust—as again Jonathan saw those sisters in the castle of Dracula.
Of course, all vampires live to a strange lease on life, but most of them are spirits rather than human beings as was Dracula.The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction
Word Origin and History for dracula
the vampire, from in Bram Stoker's novel (1897). It was a surname of Prince Vlad II of Wallachia (d.1476), and means in Romanian "son of Dracul," literally "the dragon," from the name and emblem taken by Vlad's father, also named Vlad, c.1431 when he joined the Order of the Dragon, founded 1418 by Sigismund the Glorious of Hungary to defend the Christian religion from the Turks and crush heretics and schismatics.