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.

Paul Féval: Knightshade

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In the middle of the Hungarian Plain there are two graves. The tombs of two French noblemen, the brothers Ténèbre, who came to help the voivode John Hunyadi defend Christendom against the Turks four hundred years ago. 
 But registers of the courts testify-that within the last twenty years alone, the brothers Ténèbre have been hanged in a dozen different places in Hungary, and seven times impaled in Turkish territory. Because they are eaters of human flesh and drinkers of human blood.

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