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Google remembers 'Dracula' author on his 165th birthday

Agencies  New Delhi, November 08, 2012
First Published: 13:36 IST(8/11/2012) | Last Updated: 13:39 IST(8/11/2012)

Google, on Thursday, celebrated Abraham 'Bram' Stoker's 165th birthday honouring him with a fascinating Google doodle of his cult novel 'Dracula'.

Born on November 8, 1847 in Dublin, Ireland, Abraham 'Bram' Stoker was a short story writer and novelist, well known for his 1857 Gothic fiction novel Dracula.

The plot of the novel Dracula revolves round the character Count Dracula, a vampire, who makes an effort to relocate from Transylvania to England. And during this attempt, the Dracula confronts Professor Abraham Van Helsing and his group of men.

Dracula is told in epistolary format, as a series of letters.

Today's Google doodle design is ispired by the Irish author celebrated novel 'Dracula'.


The lettering of the word Google on the Bram Stoker books doodle is inspired by the cover of the 1897 first edition of 'Dracula'


Whats more fascinating is that the font of the Google logo resembles the letterings of the front cover of the first edition of 'Dracula' published in 1987.

It is a commemoration of his novels, short stories,non-fictions and reviews.

The doodle portrays a cloaked Count Dracula is seen baring his fangs as a crescent moon appears behind the castle on the 'Carpathian Mountains'. Dracula's favoured shape forms, a bat, flies in the night sky.

Other characters are shown on the black and white doodle with only the 'Google' letters appearing in blood red to create the impact.

In tune with the plot of the novel, the Google doodle tries to creat a sense of mystery in it.


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