NEW DELHI: Google, on Thursday, celebrated Abraham “Bram” Stoker’s 165th birthday with a fascinating Bram Stoker books doodle. Born on November 8, 1847 in Dublin, Ireland, Abraham “Bram” Stoker was a short story writer and novelist, well known for his 1857 Gothic fiction novel Dracula.
The plot of the novel Dracula revolves round the character Count Dracula, a vampire, who makes an effort to relocate from Transylvania to England. And during this attempt, the Dracula confronts Professor Abraham Van Helsing and his group of men. The character Dracula was dedicated to one of his dear friends Sir Thomas Henry Hall Caine, a playwright and novelist, of the late Victorian and the Edwardian eras.
Dracula is told in epistolary format, as a series of letters.
The novel became extensively popular and exemplary because of its treatment on themes such as sexual conventions, colonialism, women’s role in Victorian culture, and post-colonialism.
Bram Stoker’s passion for theatre was ignited during his early stage of life. He received acclaim because of his critical works and the manner in which he reviewed works. Some of his highly appreciated reviews include Henry Irving’s Hamlet at the Theatre Royal in Dublin. Bram Stocker’s works and memoirs reveal that he was attached to Irvin.
Besides reviews, Stoker also wrote stories and non-fiction. He also served as acting manager in Irving’s Lyceum Theatre, London.
Today’s Google doodle design is dedicated to the Irish author’s most celebrated work ‘Dracula’.
What is more interesting is the letters of the Google logo on the Bram Stoker books doodle is inspired from the cover of the first edition of ‘Dracula’ published in 1897.
The doodle is a commemoration of his works that includes novels, short story collections, uncollected stories, non-fiction and reviews.
Abraham Bram Stoker died on 20 April 1912 due to stroke.
Source : The Times Of India