Stoker became engaged to Florence Balcome in 1878, and Oscar Wilde was in love with her at the time. When news of the engagement reached him, Wilde wrote to Florence saying he would leave Ireland for good. He did so a few weeks later and returned only twice, on short visits.
Stoker was cremated after his death and his ashes are interred today at the Golders Crematorium in London along with the ashes of his son, Noel.
Dracula was not a huge success during Stoker's lifetime. It became more popular after his death.
Stoker's Dracula is the second most filmed book of all-time behind The Bible.
Stoker and his wife, Florence, had one child--a son named Noel.
Stoker suffered a serious stroke in 1905 but made a partial recovery and continued to write.
Stoker's first full-length novel, The Snake's Pass, was published in 1890.
Stoker's father was a civil servant in Dublin.
Stoker's final novel, The Lair of the White Worm, was published in 1911 and filmed in 1988.
Stoker's novel, The Jewel of Seven Stars also delves into the horror genre. It is about a mummy's curse.
Before writing Dracula, Stoker reportedly spent eight years researching European folklore and stories about vampires.
Stoker was friends with such noted British artistic figures as painter James McNeil Whistler and author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Stoker married Florence Balcome in 1878.
Stoker moved to London in the 1870's where he became close friends and later the business manager of the noted actor Sir Henry Irving.
After leaving the civil service, Stoker became a journalist and part-time drama critic for The Evening Mail a Dublin newspaper.
Stoker found work as a civil servant following his collegiate days but that work left him unsatisfied.
During his collegiate days, Stoker served as president of the University Philosophical Society.
Stoker was reportedly a star soccer player during his younger days.
Stoker attended the University of Dublin where he studied history, literature, math, and physics.
Because of illnesses, Stoker could neither stand up nor walk on his own until the age of 7.
Stoker was the second oldest of six children. He had two sisters and three brothers.
Stoker's parents names were Abraham and Charlotte Mathilda Stoker.
Stoker: I sometimes think we must all be mad and that we shall wake to sanity in straight jackets.
Stoker: Dying has its own set of calms.
Stoker: We learn from failure not from success.
Stoker: There are mysteries which men can only guess at, which age by age they may solve only in part.
Stoker: A house cannot be made habitable in a day; and, after all, how few days go to make up a century?