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The World’s Work,

An Illustrated Magazine of National Efficiency and Social Progress,

published in 1907 by London’s William Heinemann, included a section entitled,

Ireland in 1907: An Editorial Appreciation.

The following two articles were written by Bram Stoker.


On the former site of Dublin’s infamous Donnybrook Fair

the ambitious Irish International Exhibition Halls opened in May of 1907.

Read    The Great White Fair     by Bram Stoker.


Read     The World's Greatest Shipbuilding Yard     by Bram Stoker,

in which he extolled the efficiency of Harland and Wolff’s shipbuilding yard in Belfast.

One of the shipyard’s greatest achievements was construction of the ill-fated Titanic.

Ironically, the luxury ocean liner sank on April 15,

just five days before Bram Stoker passed away, on April 20, 1912.

Newspapers around the world were filled with unfolding details of the tragedy’s aftermath,

and Bram Stoker’s death got far less notice than if April of 1912 had been an ordinary April.

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BBC Program - Midnight Tales

Listen to Stories by Bram Stoker

"The Secret of Growing Gold"

"The Coming of Abel Behenna"

"The Dream in the Dead House"

"A Dream of Red Hands"

"The Squaw"

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   Bram Stoker’s Published Work- Books-The Duties of Clerks of Petty Sessions in Ireland. Dublin: John Falconer, 1879. Non-fiction.
Under the Sunset. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1881.  Contents: “Under the Sunset”; “The Rose Prince”; “The Invisible Giant”; “The Shadow Builder”; “How 7 Went Mad”; “Lies and Lilies”; “The Castle of the King”; “The Wondrous Child”.  Short stories.
A Glimpse of America. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co., 1886. Non-fiction.
The Snake’s Pass. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1890. Novel.
The Watter’s Mou’. New York: Theo L. De Vinne & Co., 1894. Novel.
The Shoulder of Shasta. Westminster: Archibald Constable & Co., 1895. Novel.
Dracula. Westminster: Archibald Constable & Company, 1897. Novel.
Miss Betty. London: C. Arthur Pearson Ltd., 1898. Novel.
The Mystery of the Sea. New York: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1902. Novel.
The Jewel of Seven Stars. London: William Heinemann, 1903. Novel.
The Man. London: William Heinemann, 1905. [Retitled, abridged: The Gates of Life. New York: Cupples & Leon Company, Publishers, n.d]. Novel.
Personal Reminiscences of Henry Irving. London: William Heinemann, 1906. 2 vols. Non-fiction.
Lady Athlyne. London: William Heinemann, 1908.  Novel.
Snowbound: The Record of a Theatrical Touring Party. London: Collier & Co., 1908. Contents: “The Occasion”; “A Lesson in Pets”; “Coggin’s Property”; “The Slim Syrens”; “A New Departure in Art”; “Mick the Devil”; “In Fear of Death”; “At Last”; “Chin Music”; “A Deputy Waiter”; “Work’us”; “A Corner in Dwarfs”; “A Criminal Star”; “A Star Trap”; “A Moon-Light Effect”.  Short stories.
The Lady of the Shroud. London: William Heinemann, 1909. Novel.
Famous Impostors. London: Sidgwick & Jackson, Ltd., 1910. Contents: “Pretender”; “Practitioners of Magic”; “The Wandering Jew”; “John Law”; “Witchcraft and Clairvoyance”; “Arthur Orton (Tichborne claimant)”; “Women as Men”; “Hoaxes, etc.”; “Chevalier D’Eon”; “The Bisley Boy”.  Non-fiction.The Lair of the White Worm. London: William Rider & Son, Ltd., 1911. [Retitled: The Garden of Evil. New York: Popular Library, 1966.] Novel.
Dracula’s Guest and Other Weird Stories. London: George Routledge & Sons, Ltd., n.d. [1914]. Contents: “Preface” by Florence A. L. Bram Stoker; “Dracula’s Guest”; “The Judge’s House”; “The Squaw”; “The Secret of the Growing Gold”; “A Gipsy Prophecy”; “The Coming of Abel Behenna”; “The Burial of the Rats”; “A Dream of Red Hands”; “Crooken Sands”. Short stories.
Dracula; or, The Un-Dead: A Play in Prologue and Five Acts. Nottingham: Pumpkin Books, 1997. Edited by Sylvia Starshine. [Dramatic reading of Dracula, performed 1897.]
Bram Stoker’s Notes for Dracula: A Facsimile Edition. Edited and annotated by Robert Eighteen-Bisang and Elizabeth Miller. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co. Inc., 2008. [1890-96; originals housed at Rosenbach Museum & Library, Philadelphia.]
B. Short Fiction and Poetry in Periodicals
“The Crystal Cup.” London Society, 22 (September 1872): 228-35.
“The Primrose Path: A Serial in Ten Chapters.” The Shamrock, 12 (6 February – 6 March 1875): 289-93; 312-17; 330-34; 345-49; 360-65.
“Buried Treasures: A Serial in Four Chapters.” The Shamrock, 12 (13 March, 20 March 1875): 376-79; 403-06.
“The Chain of Destiny: A Serial in Ten Chapters.” The Shamrock, 12 (1 May – 22 May): 498-99; 514-16; 530-33; 546-48.
“Our New House.” The Theatre Annual for 1886. 71-78.
“The Dualitists; or, the Death Doom of the Double Born.” The Theatre Annual for 1887. 18-29.
“Lord Castleton Explains.” The Gentlewoman, 4 (30 January 1892). [Part 10 of the serial novel, The Fate of Fenella, written by 24 different authors.]
“The Judge’s House.” The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News, Christmas Number (5 December 1891): 10-11.
“The Secret of the Growing Gold.” Black and White, 3 (23 January 1892): 118-21.
“The Squaw.” The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News, Christmas Number (2 December 1893): 24-25.
“The Man from Shorrox’.” Pall Mall Magazine, 2 (February 1894): 656-69.
“Crooken Sands.” The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News, Christmas Number (1 December 1894): 28, 29, 32.
“A Dream of Red Hands.” The Sketch, 6 (11 July 1894): 578-80.
“The Red Stockade: A Story Told by the Old Coastguard.” Cosmopolitan Magazine, 17 (October 1894): 619-30.
“One Thing Needful.” A Volunteer Haversack (Edinburgh, 1902). 173-74. Poetry.
“The ‘Eroes of the Thames: The Story of a Frustrated Advertisement.” The Royal Magazine (20 October 1908): 566-70.
“The Way of Peace.” Everybody’s Story Magazine (December 1909): 204-09.
“Greater Love.” The London Magazine, 33 (October 1914): 161-68.
C. Miscellaneous non-fiction
“The Necessity for Political Honesty.” Address delivered at University of Dublin, College Historical Society, 13 November 1872. Dublin: James Charles & Son, 1872.
“Actor-Managers.” The Nineteenth Century, 27 (June 1890): 1040-51.
“Dramatic Criticism.” North American Review, 158 (March 1894): 325-31.
“The Art of Ellen Terry.” Cosmopolitan Magazine, 31 (July 1901): 241-50.
“Author’s Preface” to Icelandic edition of Dracula (Makt Myrkranna, 1901). English translation in Dracula and The Lair of the White Worm, edited by Richard Dalby (London: W. Foulsham & Co. Ltd., 1986). 11-12.
“Henry Irving’s Fight for Fame.” Success Magazine (February 1906): 87-88, 126.
“Fifty Years on the Stage: An Appreciation of Miss Ellen Terry.” The Graphic, 28 April 1906: 537.
“The Great White Fair in Dublin.” The World’s Work, 9 (May 1907): 570-76.
“The World’s Greatest Ship-Building Yard: Impressions of a Visit to Messrs Harland and Wolff’s Ship-Building Yards at Belfast.” The World’s Work, 9 (May 1907): 647-50.
“Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Tells of His Career and Work, His Sentiments Towards America, and His Approaching Marriage.” The World (28 July 1907) np.
“The Tendency of the Modern Stage: A Talk with Sir W.S. Gilbert on Things Theatrical.” The Daily Chronicle (2 January 1908): 8.
“Mr. Winston Churchill Talks of His Hopes, His Work, and His Ideals to Bram Stoker.” The Daily Chronicle (15 January 1908): 8.
“How Mr. Pinero Writes Plays, told in an Interview by Bram Stoker.” The Daily Chronicle (15 February 1908): 8.
“The Question of a National Theatre.” The Nineteenth Century, 63 (May 1908): 734-42.
“Mr. DeMorgan’s Habits of Work.” The World’s Work, 16 (July 1908): 10337-42.
“The Censorship of Fiction.” The Nineteenth Century and After, 64 (September 1908): 479-87.
“Americans as Actors.” Fortnightly Review, 91 (February 1909): 243-52.
“Dead-Heads.” Fortnightly Review, 92 (October 1909): 646-58.
“The American ‘Tramp’ Question and the Old English Vagrancy Laws.” North American Review, 190 (1909): 605-14.
“The Censorship of Stage Plays.” The Nineteenth Century and After, 66 (December 1909): 974-89.
“Irving and Stage Lighting.” The Nineteenth Century and After, 69 (May 1911): 903-12.
“Bram Stoker’s Lecture on Abraham Lincoln” [1886], edited by Robert J. Havlik. Irish Studies Review, 10.1 (April 2002):
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Bram Stoker’s “The Jewel of Seven Stars”

Posted on September 20, 2012 by skullsinthestars

Late at night, barrister Malcolm Ross is awakened from a pleasant dream by a pounding on his door.  A policeman is waiting for him there, with an urgent summons from Margaret Trelawny, a young woman whom Ross had recently met and become enamored with.  Margaret’s father Abel, a noted collector of ancient Egyptian antiquities, has succumbed to a mysterious illness, rendering him comatose.  Worse, at the same time he has suffered an even more mysterious life-threatening injury.  In desperation, Margaret has summoned Ross, the only man she feels she can trust, to help her protect her father from an unknown threat.

So begins the novel The Jewel of Seven Stars, written in 1903 by the master of horror fiction, Bram Stoker....(read the rest, it's quite good)

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