We know many things about the character of Count Dracula. In Bram Stoker’s original work, Dracula, he outlined a lot of vampyric rules that are still adhered to in this 21st century. Interestingly enough, it turns out that Stoker had a lot more in mind for the Count.
The document you see below is a page Stoker titled “Historiae Personae,” and it was basically an outline of characteristics and characters that would appear in his legendary 1897 novel. You’ll see some names that you’ll recognize, names you’ve never heard of, and even a character who never made it into the book, a painter named “Francis Aytown.” She was supposed to paint a picture of Dracula, but it turns out that he’s so damned evil he could not be painted. We all knew he couldn’t be photographed or cast a reflection in a mirror, but damn…
Also of note from the document is that fact that the character of Dracula was originally going to be known as Count “Wampyr,” the German word for vampire. Look for more tidbits and reveals about Stoker and Dracula in Jim Steinmeyer’s book Who Was Dracula?: Bram Stoker’s Trail of Blood, which you can order below.
Pretty neat stuff!
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