Bram Stoker was an invalid as a child but later excelled as an athlete. After a stint in the Civil Service, he worked as the business manager of a theatre in London. He had the opportunity to meet many famous actors and to travel the world. <br/>Stoker wrote many novels and stories, most of which were well - reviewed when they were first published, but 'Dracula' has exceeded the others in popularity. Like its famous villain, 'Dracula' refuses to grow old, feeding off each new fad in popular culture.