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Dracula Allusions & Cultural References

When authors refer to other great works, people, and events, it’s usually not accidental. Put on your super-sleuth hat and figure out why.

Literary and Philosophical References

Historical and Geographical References

  • Bistritz is a town in northern Romania (1.1)
  • The British Museum is a famous museum in London that houses treasures from around the world. It also has a famous reading room where anyone can go to study. (1.2)
  • Jack Sheppard was a housebreaker in the early eighteenth century who became a folk hero because his many spectacular escapes from prison. (8.39)
  • Stoker associates this racial stereotype with the Adelphi Theatre, a London theatre that was a rival of the Lyceum, where he worked as a business manager. (26.27)

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