Thursday, 22 March 2012

Bram Stoker's holiday

A new exhibition about Bram Stoker opens in the Museum on April 2nd. He wrote the book Dracula (published in 1897) and included in three chapters of this book, considerable details about Whitby he gleaned whilst here on holiday in August 1890.

20th April 2012 sees the centenary of Bram Stoker’s death

Our exhibition on Bram Stoker incorporates the results of exciting new research by members of the Whitby Literary and Philosophical Society. Some research was done by Lit & Phil members in late 2011 that identified some hitherto unrecognised aspects of Stoker’s book. This was worthy of further effort and a team of researchers was gathered that took the work to a much more detailed level. All of the published work on the subject deals with Stoker’s Whitby aspects in variable but superficial detail that is often speculative and often inaccurate. Our work now reveals considerable new information as well as examining and exploring the influences upon Stoker while in Whitby as well as the basis for some of the characters.