First published in 1897, "Dracula" is a Gothic horror novel written by seminal Irish writer Bram Stoker. Jonathan Harker is a newly-qualified solicitor from England who travels to the Carpathian Mountains on the border of Transylvania, Bukovina, and Moldavia to oversee the sale of a castle. The current owner of the property is one Count Dracula, whom Harker initially perceives as gracious and welcoming, but whom he soon realises has diabolical plans of a preternatural nature. Abraham "Bram" Stoker (1847 - 1912) was an Irish author most famous for writing this novel, as well as the influence it has had upon the horror and vampire genre in print and film. Other notable works by this author include: "Miss Betty" (1898), "The Mystery of the Sea" (1902), and "The Jewel of Seven Stars" (1903). This classic of horror fiction is not to be missed by lovers of the genre and constitutes a must-read of anyone with an interest in vampires and vampire fiction. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.