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"Dracula's Guest"

is a short story by Bram Stoker. It was first published in 1914 in Stoker's third collection of short stories Dracula's Guest And Other Weird Stories, George Routledge & Sons, Ltd., London. In 1968 it appeared in the book Dracula's Curse and the Jewel of Seven Stars, Tower Publications Inc., New York. In 1973 it appeared in The Bram Stoker Bedside Companion, Victor Gollancz Ltd, London, in 1982 it appeared in Shades of Dracula: The Uncollected Stories of Bram Stoker, William Kimber, London, in 1990 it appeared in Midnight Tales, Peter Owen Publishers, London, and in 1997 it appeared in Best Ghost and Horror Stories, Dover Publications, Inc., New York.

Periodical publication

"Dracula's Guest" was also published in two monthly magazines. It appeared in the January 1917 issue of Short Stories, New York, and in the December 1927 issue of Weird Tales, Chicago.

Alternate titles

When "Dracula's Curse" was republished in Dracula's Curse and the Jewel of Seven Stars the title was changed to "Dracula's Curse." However, since there is no editor listed anywhere in the book, it is unknown who made this change. It also appeared under the titles "Dracula's Daughter" in The Ghouls, "Walpurgis Night" in Shades of Dracula: Uncollected Stories of Bram Stoker and "The Dream in the Dead House" in Midnight Tales. All three of these books were edited by Peter Haining.

Incorrect information

The editor of Shades of Dracula: The Uncollected Stories of Bram Stoker claimed that this story appeared under the title "Walpurgis Night" in the May 1914 issue of the magazine The Story Teller, London. However, a careful search has shown that "Dracula's Guest" was not published in that magazine under any title.


This short story is available as a:
  • Free text download
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  • Free audio download from LibriVox
  • Magazine images

    Short Stories, January 1917

    Short Stories, New York, January 1917

    Weird Tales, December 1927

    Weird Tales, Chicago, December 1927


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