After the spooky Halloween Doodle, Google has posted another global Doodle today to commemorate the 165th birth anniversary of Bram Stoker, an Irish author well known for his work – Dracula. Bram Stoker books Doodle is based on the cover of the first edition of Dracula, which was published in 1897.
Bram Stoker was born in Dublin, Ireland on November 8th, 1847. Stoker is credited with a dozen novels and a few collections of short stories in his roughly 40-year career.
As vampires are associated with blood, the letters that make up Google appear in red, creating an eerie scene. Also featured is Dracula wearing his black long coat with bare fangs, the castle and the famous crescent moon with a bat flying complete the picture. Other characters of Bram Stoker’s novels also appear in the black and white doodle.
Stoker created the most famous Gothic villain in history, and for that is included in the Gothic fiction canon. Dracula‘s blend of romance and horror lead it to still be a widely read and studied novel, even in a culture saturated with vampire references. Stoker passed away in 1912 at the age of 64.
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