LIST O F MAIN CHARACTERS
Count Dracula: a Transylvanian count, who is a vampire.
Jonathan Harker: a young English lawyer sent to Transylvania to meet with Count Dracula on business.
Mina Murray: a young English woman who becomes Jonathan Harker’s wife.
Lucy Westenra: a good friend of Mina and one of Dracula’s victims.
Professor Van Helsing: a doctor specialising in rare diseases who heads the fight against Dracula.
Jonathan Harker, a young English lawyer, is sent to Castle Dracula in Transylvania to finalise some business with
the mysterious Count Dracula on behalf of his employer. He keeps a detailed diary to share his experiences with
Mina, the girl he is engaged to marry. On arrival Jonathan realises that there are no servants in the huge, ancient
castle and that he is the Count’s prisoner. He discovers that the Count is a vampire who sleeps in a coffin during
the day and that there are three beautiful female vampires roaming around the castle. Shortly thereafter, the Count
leaves for England, and Jonathan finds himself recovering from shock in a Budapest hospital. When Mina learns
of Jonathan’s condition, she joins him in Budapest and they get married.
Dracula arrives in England, planning to create a whole army of vampires. One of his first victims is the lovely
Lucy Westenra, a friend of Mina Murray. Professor Van Helsing of Amsterdam and others combine forces to try to
save Lucy. They fail, and Lucy becomes a vampire. They subsequently have to kill her in order to free her from
the curse of the vampire. Mina and Jonathan return to England for Lucy’s funeral.
Van Helsing holds a meeting to discuss how to fight Dracula. He tells the others that Dracula is stronger than 20
men, can control the weather and can change into an animal, fog or dust. Van Helsing adds that vampires are
repelled by garlic and holy objects, such as the cross and Host, and can only use their powers at night. Jonathan
says that he has discovered that Dracula arrived in England with 50 dirt-filled boxes. Therefore it is dete