"Dracula" is a gothic horror novel written by Irish author Bram Stoker, first published in 1897. The novel is told through a collection of journal entries, letters, and telegrams, as various characters document their experiences with the titular vampire.
The story begins with young lawyer Jonathan Harker traveling to Transylvania to help a rich nobleman, Count Dracula, purchase an estate in England. Harker soon realizes that his host is a vampire and barely escapes with his life. Meanwhile, Dracula travels to England, where he begins to terrorize Harker's fiancée, Mina, and her friend Lucy.
As Dracula's reign of terror spreads, a group of Mina's friends and allies, led by the eccentric Professor Van Helsing, band together to stop the vampire. Their efforts culminate in a thrilling battle at Dracula's castle, where the vampire is ultimately destroyed.
"Dracula" has become one of the most famous horror novels of all time and has had a significant impact on popular culture. Its portrayal of vampires has influenced countless works of fiction and has cemented the image of the blood-sucking undead in the public imagination.