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Students under 15 years of age require a signed permission note from a parent or guardian to be able to view this material. In 15th century Romania, three monks found themselves chained to the wall of a cell in the castle of Vlad Dracula, Voyvoyd of Wallachia. More commonly known as Vlad the Impaler, he was the most terrifying ruler of Medieval Europe, a psychopathic mass-murderer and the only man who stood between Christian Europe and the advancing armies of the Ottoman Turks. It was this vicious story that gave birth to the Dracula character of fact and fiction.
Students under 15 years of age require a signed permission note from a parent or guardian to be able to view this material. Francis Ford Coppola directs Bram Stoker's classic dark love story of Dracula, who, on leaving England, unleashes a reign of seduction and terror.
Dracula- Lesson plans: Discovery School has designed a lesson plan featuring Bram Stoker and his book Dracula.
BramStoker.org- This website gives basic information about Bram Stoker, best known as the author of the novel Dracula. Download free pdfs of his novels, short stories and poetry.
Dracula Study Guide- LitChart
The character of Dracula is no invention either. The real Dracula was Prince Vlad III of Wallachia - Vlad the Impaler. The name Dracula means son of Dracul, which in Romanian suggests ‘dragon’ or ‘devil’
Dracula opens with a young solicitor's assistant, Jonathan Harker, en route from Budapest into Transylvania, to visit the Castle Dracula and to meet with Count Dracula, a nobleman who has recently purchased an estate in London called Carfax.