an Irish author from the mid- to late-19th century, wrote his novel in 1897, his infamous main character has made a lasting impression on literature. Dracula was the first significant vampire in literature and has served as a template for all the vampires who have come after him. PLOT Jonathan Harker goes to Transylvania to help Count Dracula buy an estate in England. While he is at the castle a lot of strange things happen. His fiancée Mina and her friend Lucy exchange letters back home.