Front cover of the first edition of Dracula, by Bram Stoker (1897).

For other uses, see Dracula (disambiguation).

Dracula is an 1897 novel by Irish author Bram Stoker. It was published 89 years before the first Castlevania game was released.

There have been numerous adaptations of the novel into other media. A 1992 film sometimes titled Bram Stoker's Dracula depicts Dracula becoming a vampire after the death of his beloved, Elisabeta.


In the late 19th century, English solicitor Jonathan Harker travels to Transylvania to finalize a real estate transaction with Count Dracula. Dracula is purchasing property in London in order to begin a systematic takeover of the British Empire. Dracula travels to England and feeds on the blood of young Lucy Westenra. Despite the efforts of her three suitors, Arthur Holmwood, Quincy Morris and John Seward, and the Dutch doctor Abraham Van Helsing, Lucy dies and rises as a vampire. She is destroyed and Dracula turns his attentions to her friend, Mina, the wife of Harker (who has escaped from Dracula's castle and married her in Transylvania). Dracula is pursued back to the castle and is stabbed by Quincy, who dies in the final showdown. The Harkers name their son Quincy in his memory.

In the Castlevania seriesEdit



Front cover of the English version of the novel.

  • There is a is a 2009 novel Dracula: The Un-Dead, which is written by Dacre Stoker, Bram Stoker's great grand-nephew, and Ian Holt, with Bram Stoker's original notes. It is the official sequel of Dracula. It is presumably not considered to be part of the Castlevania timeline.

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