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.
Victor Hugo: Hans of Iceland
A bloody tale featuring a Viking warrior. Victor Hugo's first novel revolves around the son of the viceroy of Norway, his friendship with a political prisoner, and his secret love affair with the prisoner's daughter.