Bram Stoker wrote Dracula, his best-know book, in 1897
but the book he wrote is not exactly what cinema-lovers have come to expect after watching Bela Lugosi and his successors
over the decades.
For starters, Stoker loved to include all the up-to-date inventions
like the typewriter--hard to imagine it being new when we are using such things as "blackberries" that are small enough for
their users to completely compute in their own hands!
Stoker had originally written Dracula in hopes that
Sir Henry Irving would play the title role.
Irving wouldn't have anything to do with it.
But Universal Studio and Carl Laemmle, Jr., eventually bought
the story and made theatrical and cinematic history.