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Questions related to the Irish author Bram Stoker (1847 – 1912) and his works. Stoker is best known for the novel *Dracula* (1897).

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Why does Prof. Van Helsing abort his plan to mutilate Lucy's body?

In Chapter 13 of Dracula, after Lucy Westenra has died and they are making funeral plans, Prof. Van Helsing mentions to Jack Seward that he plans to secretly cut off Lucy's head and remove her heart. ...
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Dracula, Chapter 6 - Why are Mina and Lucy suddenly in Whitby?

I'm reading Dracula at the moment for the first time. At the start of Chapter 6, Mina's journal describes meeting up with her friend Lucy in Whitby (a town in the North of England). However, as far as ...
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What is the children's Ark?

But the central object in the whole of this chamber of horrors was the engine known as the Iron Virgin, which stood near the centre of the room. It was a rudely-shaped figure of a woman, ...
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Meaning of 'bar a scrap' in "Squaw" by Bram Stoker

"Wall!" he said, "I guess I've not had enjoyment like this since I left Noo York. Bar a scrap with a French sailor at Wapping-an' that warn't much of a picnic neither-I've not had a show fur ...
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Dracula Cultural Anxieties

I have a question on Dracula and the Victorian era. I was just wondering to what extent the cultural anxieties of the Victorian age are represented in Dracula?
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What does this sentence mean (from 'Dracula')?

To one thing I have made up my mind: if we find out that Mina must be a vampire in the end, then she shall not go into that unknown and terrible land alone. I suppose it is thus that in old times one ...
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What is the significance of Mr. Swales in Dracula?

Mr. Swales plays a small role, but his interactions with Mina and Lucy seem to suggest a deeper significance. What is the significance of Mr. Swales, if any?
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