Dracula is a dark story of historical horror. It is a fiction book based on journals, letters, and thoughts of the people who are linked together by one another. It gives the diaries and journals of Dr. Seward an English man that owns an insane asylum, Jonathan Harker an engaged man who witnesses Dracula's evil secrets before any other major character, Lucy Westenra a young girl who is bitten Dracula and is a dear friend to Mina Harker, who is engaged to Jonathan Harker. It also has a collection of letters sent by a well informed professor who has studied much on the undead, this man is Professor Van Helsing. It also has tells the story of three men that are connected by their love for Lucy, Dr. Seward, Arthur; Lucy's fiancee, and Quincey Morris an American that owns a Texas ranch. These men along with professor Van Helsng set out and kill the vampire, that was once the beloved Lucy, to later team up with Jonathan and Mina Harker to kill Dracula. While in the pursuit Mina is bitten, increasing the hatred against Dracula. Dracua is eventualy killed and Lucy returns to her old self. This book is wonderful and should not be called gothic although it does describe a great evil. Instead it should be left simply as a horror/ love/ adventure/ historical fiction/ and finally beloved classic.