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Seward; and Lucy Westenra, a victim who herself becomes a vampire. The vampire hunters stay at Dr. Seward's residence, holding nightly meetings and providing reports based on each of their various tasks.

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She tasks herself with collecting them, researching newspaper clippings, fitting the most relevant entries into chronological order and typing out copies to distribute to each of the party which they are to study.

Jonathan Harker tracks down the shipments of boxed graves and the estates which Dracula has purchased in order to store bram stoker dracula novel. Van Helsing conducts research along with Dr. Seward to analyze the behaviour of their patient Renfield who they learn is directly influenced by Dracula.

They also research historical events, folklore, and superstitions from various cultures to understand Dracula's powers and weaknesses.

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Van Helsing also establishes a criminal profile on Dracula in order to better understand his actions and predict his movements. Arthur Holmwood's fortune assists in funding the entire operation and expenses.

As they discover the bram stoker dracula novel properties Dracula had purchased, the male protagonists team bram stoker dracula novel to raid each property and are several times confronted by Dracula.

As they discover each of the boxed graves scattered throughout London, they pry them open to place and seal wafers of sacramental bread within. This act renders the boxes of earth completely useless to Dracula as he is unable to open, enter or further transport them.

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After Dracula learns of the group's plot against him, he attacks Mina on three occasions, and feeds Mina his own blood to bram stoker dracula novel her. This curses Mina with vampirism and changes her but does not completely turn her into a vampire.

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Van Helsing attempts to bless Mina through prayer and by placing a wafer of sacrament against her forehead, but it burns her upon contact leaving a wretched scar.

Under this curse, Mina oscillates from consciousness to a semi-trance during which she perceives Dracula's surroundings and actions. Van Helsing is able to use hypnotism twice a day, at dawn and at sunset, to put her into this trance to further track Dracula's movements.

Mina, afraid of Dracula's link with her, urges the team not to tell her their plans out of bram stoker dracula novel that Dracula will be listening. After the protagonists discover and sterilize 49 boxes found throughout his lairs in London, they learn that Dracula has fled with the missing 50th box back to his castle in Transylvania.

They pursue him under the guidance of Mina. They split up into teams once they reach Europe; Van Helsing and Mina team up to locate the castle of Dracula while the others attempt to ambush the boat Dracula is using to reach his home.

Van Bram stoker dracula novel raids the castle and destroys the vampire "sisters".

Just as Mary was partly motivated by Byron and her husband, the poet Shelley, so Bram Stoker, the business manager for the Lyceum theatre, was inspired by his devoted service to the great Shakespearean actor Henry Irving.

The idea of the vampire as a silver-tongued aristocrat, like Count Dracula, is mirrored in Irving's thespian mannerisms, and bram stoker dracula novel fascination with theatrical villains.

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Stoker was very much of his time. Among the contemporary anxieties reflected in Stoker's tale was a fear about the future.


While Victorians celebrated the empire on which the sun would never set with successive jubilees golden,and diamond,many readers fretted over foreign increasingly German threats to the harmony of English life.

A few years later, this would develop into the vogue for invasion-threat thrillers, notably HG Wells's The War of the Worlds and Erskine Childers's classic, The Riddle of the Sandsboth of which I have reluctantly had to exclude from a deeper consideration in this series. It is nowand all I remember at this point in my life is that in this book there is a guy named Van Helsing who talks very much, and sometimes there's a vampire named Dracula who has bad breath.

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