Posted on May 26, 2022 at 8:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

On this day in 1897, Bram Stoker's Dracula was published.

And while the book made him famous as a writer, he should also be considered infamous as a library patron, as it turns out.

Literary Hub discovered this in a piece from The Daily Beast about the London Library, which is a private subscription-based lending library founded in 1841.

Stoker was among its many famous members — including Mark Twain, Agatha Christie, Charles Dickens, TS Eliot, and Alfred, Lord Tennyson, just to name a few — but at least in the past decade-plus, only he has been singled out as a book-marker.

That is, he literally wrote in some twenty-five books in the London Library.

This fact was discovered in 2008, when Stoker's private notes were published, apparently. 

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