About the author

Abraham "Bram" Stoker (8 November 1847 – 20 April 1912) was an Irish author, best known today for his 1897 Gothic novel Dracula. During his lifetime, he was better known as the personal assistant of actor Sir Henry Irving, and business manager of the Lyceum Theatre in London, which Irving owned.

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Famous Imposters

Famous Impostors is a non-fiction work written by Bram Stoker, who is best known as the author of the horror classic 'Dracula' which was adapted into the legendary eponymous 1931 film starring Bela Lugosi.

It is a witty tongue-in-cheek tribute to dozens of impostors and hoaxes throughout history. These notorious charlatans include eminent characters such as royal pretenders (take for instance Perkin Warbeck, who faked his way to King Henry VII's throne). Other characters include magicians, self-professed witches and clairvoyants, women masquerading as men and the like - the very stuff needed to set your mind whirling far and wide.

This is a must-read for fans of the fantastic yet hilarious tales penned by Terry Pratchett, co-author of 'Good Omens', the TV adaptation of which stars Michael Sheen and David Tennant.
Also a perfect pick for those captured by historical enigmas such as Harry Houdini, about whom the debate whether he is fact or fraud still rages on. Abraham "Bram" Stoker was born in Dublin in 1847. Turning to fiction in his later years, Stoker published his first short story 'The Crystal Cup' (1872) in London Society magazine. In the 1880s and 1890s, he published 'Under the Sunset' (1882) and an adventure novel titled 'The Snake’s Pass' (1890). It was the publication of 'Dracula' in 1897 which launched Stoker into literary stardom.
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Printed pages398 Sider
Publish date04 Apr 2022
Published bySAGA Egmont
ISBN epub9788728020586