November 11, 2013
Dracula’s haunt (by simonGman)
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In Stoker’s novel, after the shipwreck of The Demeter, Dracula runs up the famous 199 steps to the graveyard in St Mary’s church in the shape of a black dog. An examination of the ship’s log shows that the crew members had been gradually disappearing since she left Varna in Russia. But it is the ship’s cargo which gives readers a clue about how Dracula managed to travel so far without being noticed — it is full of coffins.
This passage of the novel is based on historical fact. A few years before Stoker came to Whitby, a ship called The Demetrius was damaged on the rocks near the harbour. Its cargo of coffins tumbled into the sea. The locals revelled in telling yarns about the dead bodies that appeared on the town’s beaches in various stages of decay for weeks after. A bench on the cliff top path is inscribed with the words ‘The view from this spot inspired Bram Stoker (1847-1912)’.

Dracula’s haunt (by simonGman)

Photo caption:

In Stoker’s novel, after the shipwreck of The Demeter, Dracula runs up the famous 199 steps to the graveyard in St Mary’s church in the shape of a black dog. An examination of the ship’s log shows that the crew members had been gradually disappearing since she left Varna in Russia. But it is the ship’s cargo which gives readers a clue about how Dracula managed to travel so far without being noticed — it is full of coffins.

This passage of the novel is based on historical fact. A few years before Stoker came to Whitby, a ship called The Demetrius was damaged on the rocks near the harbour. Its cargo of coffins tumbled into the sea. The locals revelled in telling yarns about the dead bodies that appeared on the town’s beaches in various stages of decay for weeks after. A bench on the cliff top path is inscribed with the words ‘The view from this spot inspired Bram Stoker (1847-1912)’.

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