New Article: How a Charming English Fishing Village Inspired ‘Dracula’

Whitby harbor and parish church
Whitby harbor with the 11th-century parish church overlooking the East Cliff (Photo: lilyslucas via Flickr)

Just in time for Halloween, I wrote a feature revealing how Bram Stoker’s seaside vacation to Whitby, England, planted the seeds for the most terrifying scenes in Dracula. The inspiration for this story stemmed from my book research trip to the U.K. last February. Take a look (and check out the creepy photos) on Mental Floss.

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