Abraham "Bram" Stoker (November 8, 1847 – April 20, 1912)
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.
George Sylvester Viereck: The House of the Vampire
This is an early classic in the genre. One of the first psychic vampire stories, as well as the first known gay or bisexual vampire story.