Bram Stoker was born November 8, 1847, in Dublin, Ireland. Stoker was a sickly child who was frequently bedridden; his mother entertained him by telling frightening stories and fables during his bouts of illness. Stoker studied math at Trinity College Dublin, graduating in 1867. He worked as a civil servant, freelance journalist, drama critic, editor and, most notably, as manager of the Lyceum Theatre. Although best known for Dracula, Stoker wrote eighteen other books, including Under the Sunset, The Snake's Pass, The Jewel of Seven Stars, The Lady of the Shroud, and The Lair of the White Worm. He died in 1912 at the age of 64. This Enriched Classics edition of Dracula was prepared by Joseph Valente, Professor of English at the University of Illinois. Professor Valente is the author of Dracula's Crypt: Bram Stoker, Irishness, and the Question of Blood and James Joyce and the Problem of Justice: Negotiating Sexual and Colonial Differences, as well as over thirty articles on British and Irish literature.Stoker, Bram is the author of 'Dracula', published 2003 under ISBN 9780743477369 and ISBN 0743477367.