The first copies of DRACULA went on sale on this day in London in 1897.
An invalid most of his childhood, Bram became a soccer star at Trinity College in Dublin.
From writing drama reviews for THE DUBLIN MAIL he went to being the secretary for the noted stage actor, Sir Henry Irving.
It is a unique horror story, told from a variety of diaries and journals of its cast of characters
(no one having the complete story),
it is a precursor of sorts for the "found footage" genre of cinema.
In my own END OF DAYS,
teach a class of troubled preternatural teens how to piece together the truth of what they see from DRACULA.
On this day in 1891, EDITH WHARTON's first short story, Mrs. Manstey's View, was published by Scribner's Magazine.
She did not come from the write what you know school.
She was 29, brought up in wealth and high society, and was recently married to a prominent banker. And she was quite opposite to her destitute heroine.
Samuel Pepys died this day in 1703, aged 70.
The detailed private diary that Pepys kept from 1660 until 1669 was first published in the 19th century
and is one of the most important primary sources for that period ...
It holds first hand accounts of
the Great London Fire, the Second Dutch War, and the Great Fire of London.
What a thrilling memoir for later generations you could write of them.
Do you have the time now?