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'Dracula' author Stoker honoured with Gothic Google doodle
The homepage of Google today has honoured Abraham 'Bram' Stoker, novelist and short story writer, on his 165th birthday with a doodle. The doodle depicts some eerie images including the cloaked vampire Count Dracula.

STOKER (1847-1912) was born on November 8 in Dublin. He worked as a personal assistant of actor Henry Irving. He also owned and managed Irving's Lyceum Theatre in London. He became famous for his 1897 Gothic novel "Dracula. He has also written a few other novels and some short stories.

Stoker, brought up as a Protestant, was a strong supporter of the Liberal party and took a keen interest in Irish political affairs and supported the home rule for Ireland.

He had a strong interest in science and medicine and a belief in progress as revealed in his novel 'The Lady of the Shroud'. At the same time, he also has keen interest in the occult and mesmerism as reflected in other novels and short stories.

Here is the chronological list main works of Abraham "Bram" Stoker.

- 1890: The Snake's Pass

- 1897: Dracula

- 1909: The Lady of the Shroud

- 1911: The Lair of the White Worm

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