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"The Chain of Destiny"

is a novella by Bram Stoker. It was first published in 1875 as a serial in The Shamrock, Irish National Newspaper and Publishing Co., Dublin, a weekly newspaper that specialized in literature and the arts. The story appeared in four issues of The Shamrock with the first installation appearing on May 1, 1875 and the last on May 22, 1875.

The Shamrock (periodical)

Book publication

"The Chain of Destiny" was first published in book form in 1982 in the short story collection Shades of Dracula: The Uncollected Stories of Bram Stoker, William Kimber, London. In 1997 it appeared in the collection Best Ghost and Horror Stories, Dover Publications, Inc., New York.


This short story is available as a:
  • Free text download
  • Free PDF download
  • Free PDF download (The Shamrock)
  • It can also be purchased online in a short story collection in:
  • Paperback Best Ghost and Horror Stories
  • Kindle Edition The Uncollected Tales of Bram Stoker
  • The short story by itself can purchased online in:
  • Kindle Edition The Chain of Destiny
  • Newspaper image

    The Shamrock, May 1, 1875

    The Shamrock, Dublin, May 1, 1875


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