CNN is reporting that the private journal of legendary writer Bram Stoker has been discovered in England.
For years, the journal was in the possession of Stoker’s great-grandson without his knowledge and had “probably been lugged down from the attic at some point, along with other things the Stoker family had passed down for more than a century and placed inconspicuously in Noel Dobbs’ Isle of Wight home.”
The journal includes details that would bring Dracula to life, but at the time the journal was written, the 20-something-year-old Stoker was a graduate of Trinity College in Dublin and was working at Dublin Castle. It would be some ten years later before Stoker learned of Dracula’s inspiration, Vlad the Impaler. “Vlad’s father was a member of the Order of the Dragon, or Dracul. ‘Dracula’ means son of the Dragon. The last entry of Stoker’s journal in 1881 hints at a major character he would use in ‘Dracula.'”
The Lost Journal by Dacre Stoker, inspired by the journal itself, will be published next March in celebration of the 100-year anniversary of the Bram’s death.
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