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Romping through 125 years of Bram Stoker’s Dracula
26 May is World Dracula Day, the day this Gothic novel was published in 1897. This year, the dark tale about the world’s most famous vampire is celebrating its 125th birthday.
Bram Stoker who spent the first half of his life in Dublin, took 7 years to write his most famous work in between working around the clock for the great Shakespearean actor, Henry Irving, in the Lyceum Theatre in London. He took inspiration from the history and legends of his native Ireland. Never out of print, Dracula has inspired thousands of books and comics and over 700 films and television shows.
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Happy Birthday, Dracula!
‘‘He loved to feel the covers and turn over the pages of newly printed books.’’
‘The Dead’, Dubliners by James Joyce
Romping through 100 year of Ulysses
2.2.22 marks the 100th birthday of James Joyce’s epic adventure, Ulysses. It also happens to be his own birthday! In 1922 Sylvia Beach, an American in Paris, and the original founder of the legendary bookshop, Shakespeare & Co., published “the most dangerous book in the world”.
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