The Resource Bram Stoker : a biography of the author of Dracula, Barbara Belford

Bram Stoker : a biography of the author of Dracula, Barbara Belford

Label
Bram Stoker : a biography of the author of Dracula
Title
Bram Stoker
Title remainder
a biography of the author of Dracula
Statement of responsibility
Barbara Belford
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The first full-scale biography of the complex man known today as the author of Dracula, but who was famous in his own time as the innovative manager of London's Lyceum Theatre, home of the greatest English actors of the day, Henry Irving and Ellen Terry. Barbara Belford tells the story of Stoker the hidden man. On the surface: the very model of Victorian modesty, reserve, and duty, the devoted husband and father. In actuality: a man whose emotional and working energies were in large part expended on the care and cultivation of the flamboyant, mesmerizing genius of the stage, Henry Irving
  • We follow Stoker from his sickly childhood - entertained by his mother's twice-told tales of Irish hobgoblins and banshees - to his years as a Dublin undergraduate student and newspaperman, when he first wrote to his idol Walt Whitman, spilling out his innermost thoughts and beginning a lifelong correspondence that culminated in their meeting when Stoker traveled to America on tour with Irving and Ellen Terry. We see Stoker's childhood friendship with Oscar Wilde, and watch as the two young men compete for the hand of the beautiful Florence Balcombe, who became Stoker's wife. And we see Stoker in the literary and theatrical circles of Victorian London among such figures as Mark Twain, Arthur Conan Doyle, James Whistler, Lord Tennyson, and George Bernard Shaw
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Belford, Barbara
Dewey number
  • 823/.8
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6037.T617
LC item number
Z57 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stoker, Bram
  • Novelists, English
  • Theatrical managers
  • Theaters
  • Theater
  • Dracula
  • Horror tales
  • Vampires in literature
Label
Bram Stoker : a biography of the author of Dracula, Barbara Belford
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 359-363 ) and index
Extent
xv, 381 p.
Isbn
9780679418320
Lccn
96004632
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u958866-01umb_inst
  • (Sirsi) AJM-3576
  • 04020
  • (OCoLC)34077042
Label
Bram Stoker : a biography of the author of Dracula, Barbara Belford
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 359-363 ) and index
Extent
xv, 381 p.
Isbn
9780679418320
Lccn
96004632
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u958866-01umb_inst
  • (Sirsi) AJM-3576
  • 04020
  • (OCoLC)34077042

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