Letter to Bram Stoker (20 august 1897)

From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia

This letter was written by Arthur Conan Doyle on 20 august 1897 to Bram Stoker. He expressed his congratulations to the author after reading Dracula shortly after its publication in may 1897.


St Ives Cottage,
Chart Road,

Aug 20 /97

My dear Bram Stoker

I am sure that you will not think it an impertinence if I write to tell you how very much I have enjoyed reading Dracula. I think it is the very best story of diablerie which I have read for many years. It is really wonderful how with so much exciting interest over so long a book there is never an anticlimax. It holds you from the very start and grows more and more engrossing until it is quite painfully vivid. The old Professor is most excellent and so are the two girls. I congratulate you with all my heart for having written so fine a book.

With all kindest remembrances to Mrs Bram Stoker and yourself

Yours very truly

A Conan Doyle.