Bram Stoker is best known as the author of Dracula (1897), one of the most famous horror novels of all time.
Abraham Stoker was born on November 8, 1847 in Clontarf, Ireland. He was a sickly child and spent a lot of time in bed, where his mother read him horror stories. However, at Trinity College he excelled in athletics. In 1870 he graduated with honors in mathematics. For ten years he worked in the Irish Civil Service.
Young Bram had always dreamed of becoming a writer. His first story was a dream fantasy called The Crystal Cup (1872). It was published by The London Society. Three years later he wrote a four-part horror story called The Chain of Destiny. He also found time to work as editor for The Irish Echo.