In the late Victorian era the business manager of the Lyceum theatre and future vampire-chronicler Bram Stoker walked to work for nearly 20 years along the Thames from Chelsea to the Strand.
At home his wife, the society beauty Florence Balcombe (who had turned down Oscar Wilde, perhaps wisely), held salons and captivated artists and writers. After long days managing pre-eminent Shakespearean actor Sir Henry Irving and his leading lady (and rumoured lover) Ellen Terry, Bram dined with the rich and famous at the Beefsteak Club. We know much about his social world, but little about his inner life.
This talk will explore Stoker's time in London and the capital's appearance in his fiction, most famously in Dracula and The Jewel of Seven Stars.
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Reserve tickets at this website2019-10-26 13:00 2019-10-26 13:00 Europe/London Count Dracula This talk will explore Stoker's time in London and the capital's appearance in his fiction, most famously in Dracula and The Jewel of Seven Stars. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2019/10/26/count-dracula-215527 Brompton Cemetery,Fulham Road,,London