Abraham "Bram" Stoker (November 8, 1847 – April 20, 1912) was an Irish novelist and short story writer, best known today for his 1897 Gothic novel Dracula. During his lifetime, he was better known as personal assistant of actor Henry Irving and business manager of the Lyceum Theatre in London, which Irving owned.

Allen C. Kupfer : The Journal of Professor Abraham Van Helsing

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Professor Abraham Van Helsing was the fictional creation of Bram Stoker for his dark work of fantasy Dracula.... or was he? Fragments of a recently discovered journal suggest otherwise. For the first time, in his own words, the legendary vampire hunter tells his own story. His early years and studies in blood research and mysticism lead to his quick rise in prominence in academia. His medical work and research in Rumania and the Mideast. The memoir takes a dark turn, when Van Helsing recounts the tragedy of his beloved wife's descent into madness and the death of his only child. Most importantly, Van Helsing's journal records the discovery of perhaps the greatest threat to man's dominion on earth, vampires. Filled with data to inform, and tips to educate, The Journal of Professor Abraham Van Helsing is more than a study of vampirism. It is also the story of a man's obsession with eradicating the world of its greatest scourge, that dark evil that claimed his wife. Working with the textural fragments he inherited from his grandfather, Professor Allen Conrad Kupfer has managed to piece together the story behind Bram Stoker's Dracula.

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