This article is about the novel. For the eponymous character, see Count Dracula. For other uses, see Dracula (disambiguation).
The cover of the first edition
Author Bram Stoker
Country United Kingdom
Genre Horror, Gothic
Publisher Archibald Constable and Company (UK)
26 May 1897
Dracula is an 1897 Gothic horror novel by Irish author Bram Stoker.
Famous for introducing the character of the vampire Count Dracula, the novel tells the story of Dracula's attempt to move from Transylvania to England so he may find new blood and spread the undead curse, and the battle between Dracula and a small group of men and women led by Professor Abraham Van Helsing.
Dracula has been assigned to many literary genres including vampire literature, horror fiction, the gothic novel and invasion literature. Although Stoker did not invent the vampire, he defined its modern form, and the novel has spawned numerous theatrical, film and television interpretations.