Abraham Stoker

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Noun1.Abraham Stoker - Irish writer of the horror novel about Dracula (1847-1912)
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Born Abraham Stoker in Dublin, Ireland, the author's childhood was one of illness, unable to fully leave his bed until the age of seven, when he eventually recovered.
Written by Abraham Stoker, friend of Wilde and Conan Doyle, Bram, who died on April 20, 1912 - the 23rd birthday, incidentally, of a real monster, Adolf Hitler.
St Hild gave it the original abbey in the seventh century, the discovery of jet made it a jewellery collectors' delight, the railway and royal crescent brought the Victorians who re-popularised it in the 19th century, Frank Meadow Sutcliffe photographed its inquisitive inhabitants, and one Abraham Stoker was so taken with its blood-red twilight creepiness he was inspired to create Dracula.