The queer life of Bram Stoker

For the author of โ€œDraculaโ€โ€”sex was monstrous

Victorian horror novelist with one hit โ€” that one about vampires โ€” Bram Stoker died in 1912. He was on track for obscurity.

It wasnโ€™t readers who made him immortal, but moviegoers. A German art film based on Dracula was released in 1922. A phenomenon was born, and biographers went to find out who Stoker had been.