The Lost Journal of Bram Stoker: The Dublin Years
Writing with Elizabeth Miller
Recently a long-lost journal belonging to Dracula author Bram Stoker was discovered in his great-grandson dusty attic. The text of this stunning find, written between 1871 and 1878, mostly in his native Dublin, will captivate scholars of Gothic literature and Dracula fans alike.Painstakingly transcribed and researched, the journal offers intriguing new insights into the complex behind Dracula.
Readers Love The Lost Journal of Bram Stoker: The Dublin Years
“Dr. Miller and Dacre Stoker make interesting comments about Bram’s entries, and as they say, some of the short notes are like twittering. Imagine decoding somebody’s twitter messages 141 years from now in the year 2153 — some of Stoker’s notes are just that impossible- even for editors Stoker & Miller who have studied Stoker for years. The most obscure references will provide a field day for Irish history buffs and English professors who want to challenge their students of Gothic literature.”
“Most people know Bram Stoker only as the author of Dracula. But even if he had never written Dracula, this journal is interesting. First of all, because it has only recently surfaced, and second, because it allows us to get to know the man as well as the writer. I sat right down & read it cover to cover, and now flipping back through, I can well imagine a new chapter in Stoker history shaping up, based on his own notes.”
“What surprised me the most was his sense of humor and keen Irish wit. I didn’t expect the author of Dracula to be such a fun-loving guy who could make a joke out of almost anything. His entries give us a wonderful slice of the lighter side of life in Dublin, though the journal is not without its more somber and troublesome entries.”
“This book is a smorgasbord of anecdotes, riddles, meditative musings, descriptions, and personal observations. It is informative and entertaining at the same time. I recommend it for any bookshelf or bedside table.”