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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Primrose Path (1875)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dualitists (1887)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Snake's Pass (1890)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Shoulder of Shasta (1895)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Watter's Mou' (1895)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dracula (1897)Description / Buy at Amazon
Miss Betty (1898)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mystery Of The Sea (1902)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Jewel of Seven Stars (1903)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Man/The Gates of Life (1905)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lady Athlyne (1908)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lady of the Shroud (1909)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lair of the White Worm (1911)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lost Novels of Bram Stoker (With: Robert Eighteen-Bisang) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Powers of Darkness (With: Valdimar Ásmundsson) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Crystal Cup (1872)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Chain Of Destiny (1875)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Castle of the King (1876)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Judge's House (1891)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crooken Sands (1894)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Burial of the Rats (1896)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Dream of Red Hands (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Under the Sunset (1881)Description / Buy at Amazon
Snowbound (1908)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dracula's Guest (1914)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bram Stoker Bedside Companion (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shades of Dracula (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Midnight Tales (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best Ghost and Horror Stories (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Judge's House and Other Weird Tales (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bram Stoker Horror Stories (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Duties of Clerks of Petty Sessions in Ireland (1879)Description / Buy at Amazon
Personal Reminiscences of Henry Irving (1906)Description / Buy at Amazon
Famous Impostors (1910)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lost Journal of Bram Stoker (With: Dacre Stoker,Elizabeth Russell Miller) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Forgotten Writings of Bram Stoker (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

The First Pan Book of Horror Stories(1959)Description / Buy at Amazon
Human And Inhuman Stories(1963)Description / Buy at Amazon
Everyman's Book of Classic Horror Stories(1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Midnight People(1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fontana Book of Great Horror Stories(1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
11 Great Horror Stories(1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Undead(1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
Summoned From The Tomb(1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
Clutch of Vampires(1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Christopher Lee's 'X' Certificate(1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Price of Fear(1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Classic Tales of Horror(1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Christopher Lee's New Chamber of Horrors(1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Demons Within & Other Disturbing Tales(1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spine-Chillers(1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
The 12th Fontana Book of Great Horror Stories(1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Echoes Of Terror(1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Giant Book Of Horror Stories(1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
65 Great Spine Chillers(1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The 16th Fontana Book of Great Horror Stories(1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Realms of Darkness(1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales of the Dark(1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Man In Black(1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Vampires(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blood and Roses(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
To Sleep, Perchance to Dream...Nightmare(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Masterpieces of Terror and the Unknown(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
100 Wild Little Weird Tales(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thrillers(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Puffin Book of Horror Stories(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Victorian and Edwardian Ghost Stories(1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Vampire Hunters' Casebook(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Secret City(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vampires, Wine & Roses(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Dracula(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Haunted Houses(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vampire and Werewolf Stories(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Penguin Book of Irish Fiction(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Into the Mummy's Tomb(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beware! R.L. Stine Picks His Favourite Scary Stories(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Classic Erotic Tales(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vampyre Tales: An Anthology(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
H. P. Lovecraft's Book of the Supernatural(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Creepy Archives, Vol. 1(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Short Stories: After Dark Classics(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
6 Classic Graveyard Tales of Vampires and Ghosts ...(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Penny Dreadful Multipack Vol. 2(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Easy Reading for Difficult Devils: An Anthology of Dark Fiction(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dover Anthology of Cat Stories(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Frightful Fifty, Part One(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best Ghost Short Stories 1850-1899(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fireside Horror Stories About Supernatural Cats(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
In the Footsteps of Dracula(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fireside Horror Stories About Mummies and Curses(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bram Stoker Horror Stories(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vampire Classics(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stories to make you Shudder: Book 2(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Curse of the Undead - Selected Vampire Books and Legends(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Terrifying Ghosts Short Stories(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Our Haunted Shores(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Bram Stoker

Bram Stoker was an Irish horror-mystery writer best remembered for his influential novel Dracula. Some of Bram’s writings including Dracula’s Guest & Other Short Stories were published posthumously by his wife. Bram Stoker’s book Dracula has been adapted into films by the same name. The first adaptation was released in 1922 starring Max Schreck.

In his honor, the Horror Writers Association created Bram Stoker Award. Bram’s stories have been placed in different categories of melodrama, horror fiction and romanticized gothics. His books are also classified alongside other bestselling fiction books such as Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley.

The Primrose Path

The Primrose Path is Bram Stoker’s debut. The novel features Sarah D’Villez, a woman who escaped from her abductor as a teenager. The first section is titled “50 Years Before” and gives an account of past events that sets the tone for the evil lurking in the book. A deep family secret is out, and from it stems a series of events that significantly impact the people involved.

After her abduction, Sarah remained in her abductor’s hands for 11 days. During this time, she became the talk of the town, and her face would appear in every newspaper as her mother searched for her daughter. Seventeen years later, the abductor has served his time and is set to be released from prison. Sarah anticipates that the release will cause a stir, and she flees London and seeks refuge in rural Wales if only to escape the media attention. In Wales, she acquires a new identity and doesn’t tell anyone about her whereabouts or real identity.

Just when she is starting to settle in her new home, Sarah or Rachael, as she is now called, discovers someone stalking her. Whoever is watching her knows everything about her past. Her neighbor, a creepy farmer, is seriously interested in the young woman, and it is clear that he is not willing to take no for an answer. Aside from the stalking neighbor, there is also a string of murders in the neighboring town to worry about. Could the killing be connected to the event from her past? Has the man who one kidnapped her started unleashing his rogue justice?

The Primrose Path story is told from both Rachael’s and Rachael’s mother, Jennifer, point of view. There are exciting twists and turns that you will barely see coming. The characters are intriguing, and everyone has something they are trying to hide. Rachael is quite a marvel by herself, and her way with words is extraordinary. Her mother is nothing but lovable, and her dedication to protecting her daughter is admirable. While Idris has a not very good side, it is hard not to be sympathetic about his plight. The story will gradually reveal details about the Morgans, Dai as well as the friends that Rachael acquires along the way.

Aside from the characters, the writing is also exceptional. The narrative comes with a Welsh feel, and it helps that the mystery in the plot allows the readers to piece the story together. The book starts with a gentle pace, but things quickly speed up when dramatic twists and shocking revelations begin to emerge. The Primrose is a page-turner and a perfect read for horror-mystery lovers.

Dracula

Dracula is one of Bram Stoker’s most celebrated novels. It kicks off in a decaying castle, where Count Dracula lives and the strange things that happen to the people who find their way to this castle.

Dracula is on a mission to create as many vampires in Victorian London as possible. To complete his mission and quench his insatiable appetite for human blood, Dracula repeatedly attacks people turning them into leeches.

The people in and out of the castle are in shock, and the continued vampire attacks are making everyone look over their shoulders in fear. And to keep the vampire off, garlic is thrown everywhere, even though this does not seem to be working. While Dracula is the main character in this story, he is never out in the open. Always lurking in the shadows, it is understandable that people know so little about him.

The story also features Lucy and Mina, who have a lot going on in the domestic sphere. There is Jonathan, Mina’s male partner. Mina is not keen to conform to the gender norms in this period. Her relationship with Jonathan is sexless while it is easy to read romantic undertones in the relationship that Mina has with Lucy. For some strange reason, Dracula is fixated on Mina and Jonathan. Lucy is a sleepwalker, and because of this, she ends up becoming Dracula’s chew toy. It almost cost her life and was it not for all the people with compatible blood type in her circles.

The Dracula bite leaves Lucy with a mark that goes beyond the physical. Lucy, and later Mina’s dark side starts to emerge following the encounter with the blood-sucking monster. The other women are not spared either. Once bitten, their voices get throaty, and their pouty lips scare the hell out of the men around them. Fortunately, Van Helsing comes to the rescue just when Dracula is convinced that he has recruited enough minions to carry out his dirty deeds.
Dracula is a story with a gothic theme, a relentless pace, and a host of exciting characters. The story will make you reflect on the good and evil in the world as there are religious undertones included. Unlike your average novel, Dracula can be said to be a collection of papers, journals, and letters. The different viewpoints in the journals enhance the suspense, which is perfect for this genre.

Victorian horror is gripping because it reflects the social norms during those years. The social climate is repressed, and it is fantastic to have a feel of how far we have come both socially and in matters science. The vampire is characteristic of human nature, where an individual sucks the life of others. Unless such an individual is delivered, he continues to suck the life out of those around him.

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