November 8, 2012 is the 165th birth anniversary of Bram Stoker (Abraham Stoker) and Google has posted a doodle inspired by the Irish author's most famous work - 'Dracula'. The lettering of the word Google on the Bram Stoker books doodle is inspired by the cover of the first edition of 'Dracula' published in 1897.
In tune with the plot of the novel, the doodle has an eerie feel about it. A cloaked Count Dracula menacingly bares his fangs as a crescent moon appears behind the castle on the Carpathian Mountains. One of Dracula's favoured shapeshift forms, a bat, flies in the night sky. Other Bram Stoker characters also appear on the black and white doodle with only the Google letters appearing in blood red.
Bram Stoker was born on November 8, 1847 in Clontarf, Ireland. He could not stand on his feet till he was seven but later went on the excel in the sports field. Stoker turned to fiction much later in life, his first book published in 1879 was a legal administration handbook.
It was in 1890 that his first novel 'The Snake's Pass' was published and his masterpiece 'Dracula' appeared seven years later. Stoker authored a few other novels, but he is best remembered for 'Dracula'. He died on April 20, 1912 in London.