Considered by Stephen King the most classic of the genre of all time , Dracula is a gothic horror novel in 1897 by Irish author Bram Stoker .
Famous for Introducing the character of the vampire Count Dracula , the novel tells the story of Dracula's attempt to move from Transylvania to England so he may find new blood and spread the undead curse , and the battle between Dracula and a small group of men and women led by professor Abraham Van Helsing .
Dracula Has Been assigned to many literary genres including vampire literature , horror fiction , the gothic novel and invasion literature. Although Stoker did not invent the vampire , he defined its modern form , and the novel has spawned Numerous theatrical , film and television interpretations.
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