|Genre||Short stories, horror fiction|
|Publisher||George Routledge and Sons|
|Media type||Print (hardcover)|
|LC Class||PZ3.S8743 Dr14 PR6037.T617 (Arrow Books, 1974) |
Dracula's Guest and Other Weird Stories is a collection of short stories by Bram Stoker, first published in 1914, two years after Stoker's death, at the behest of his widow Florence Balcombe. 
The same collection has been issued under short titles including simply Dracula's Guest. Meanwhile, collections published under longer titles contain different selections of stories.
|Title||Date of first publication||Location of first publication |
|"Dracula's Guest"||1914||Dracula's Guest and Other Weird Stories|
|"The Judge's House"||5 December 1891||Holly Leaves: The Christmas Number of The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News|
|"The Squaw"||1 December 1893||Holly Leaves: The Christmas Number of The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News|
|"The Secret of the Growing Gold"||23 January 1892||Black and White: A Weekly Illustrated Record and Review|
|"A Gipsy Prophecy"||1914||Dracula's Guest and Other Weird Stories|
|"The Coming of Abel Behenna"||1914||Dracula's Guest and Other Weird Stories|
|"The Burial of the Rats"||26 January 1896||Lloyd’s Weekly News|
|"A Dream of Red Hands"||11 July 1894||The Sketch: A Journal of Art and Actuality|
|"Crooken Sands"||December 1894||Holly Leaves: The Christmas Number of The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News|
Abraham Stoker was an Irish author who is celebrated for his 1897 Gothic horror novel Dracula. During his lifetime, he was better known as the personal assistant of actor Sir Henry Irving and business manager of the Lyceum Theatre, which Irving owned. In his early years, Stoker worked as a theatre critic for an Irish newspaper, and wrote stories as well as commentaries. He also enjoyed travelling, particularly to Cruden Bay where he set two of his novels. During another visit to the English coastal town of Whitby, Stoker drew inspiration for writing Dracula. He died on 20 April 1912 due to locomotor ataxia and was cremated in north London. Since his death, his magnum opus Dracula has become one of the most well-known works in English literature, and the novel has been adapted for numerous films, short stories, and plays.
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Bram Stoker's Dracula may refer to:
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