Abraham Stoker was born on November 8, 1847, in Ireland. He belonged to a bourgeois family that lived of books and culture. Because of his sickly state, he was educated at home with a private teacher; in 1864 he managed to get out of bed to go to Trinity College. His first story were published in the journal Shamrock in 1872.
In 1876 he left Ireland to go to London with Henry Irving, Stoker would suffer abuse from him due to his boundless ego. Stoker married Florence Balcombe in 1878, later she’d have a son named Noel. In 1890 he published his first book: "The Duties of Clerks of Petty Sessions in Ireland".
He died of syphilis, contracted in London, on April 20, 1912. It was not until his death than his maximum work, “Dracula”, was released by his wife.
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