Dracula and Friends

From 09/21/2011 to 11/06/2011

Dracula, one of the most famous literary characters ever created, first appeared in an 1897 novel written by an Irish theatre manager, Bram Stoker. The Rosenbach preserves 124 pages of Stoker’s working notes for the novel, which document his reading and research into the supernatural, including vampires, werewolves, and demons from around the world. This exhibit presents a selection of Stoker’s research notes, as well as a selection of “friends”—other literature about the supernatural from across the Rosenbach’s collections, including Increase Mather’s An Essay for the Recording of Illustrious Providences and John Polidori’s Byronic tale The Vampyre.

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