Long before the days of Twilight a much scarier vampire roamed the pages of Bram Stoker’s novel, Dracula. Google celebrated the famous book today with a special Bram Stoker Doodle.
According to the Hindu Business Line, today would have been Stoker’s 165th birthday.
Bram Stoker’s Google Doodle celebrates the author’s most famous work, Dracula, which was published in 1897. The book saw mild success during Stoker’s life but eventually became a cult classic.
The book cemented Dracula’s place in modern culture and became the basis for the 1974 film starring Jack Palance and Francis Ford Coppola’s 1992 film, Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
The famous Irish author published about 19 novels during his lifetime but he is best remembered for his Gothic tale about the bloodsucking vampire.
Of course, Google’s doodle does serve another purpose in addition to honoring the late author. If you click anywhere on the image you’ll be directed to a page of Google search results, including several links to purchase one of Stoker’s novels.
If you don’t want to emerge yourself into one of Stoker’s novels you can always watch Keanue Reeves, who actually is a vampire, give the performance of his career as Jonathan Hawker in Dracula.