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The setting of the story begins in 19th century Europe in the eerie country of Transylvania A solicitor from England named Jonathan Harker is sent by a business man to meet with an old Count named Dracula at his castle located far from civilization Residents of Transylvania who become aware of his destination begin crossing themselves and giving him garlic and blessings As a result of these gestures Mr Harker soon develops an uneasy feeling about visiting the mysterious Count He arrives at Castle Dracula regardless and makes his acquaintances with Dracula He soon realizes that the count is no normal human but an evil blood-sucking vampire who can command animals and elements with the wave of his hand Harker escapes but the Count has devised an intricate plan to move to London and exercise his evil forces on innocent people there However a group of friends including an open-minded but ingenious professor a psychologist an American a rich man as well as Jon an Harker and his wife Mina learn of the Counts sinister plan and pledge to destroy him before he can create an army of un-dead vampires They systematically destroy his coffins with holy wafers and chase him out of England back to Castle Dracula There they carry out an ultimate plan to destroy Dracula The Author uses suspense as a storytelling device rather effectively throughout the story There are a fair number of parts in which the reader is left suspended on the edge of seat eager to find out what is to happen next However there were parts where suspense could be used in a manner that would enhance the gravity of the plot Nonetheless The book is written in a unique way that allows suspense to be used easily and effectively built up Dracula is written in first person like many other novels but then it differs slightly The book starts off as a first person Journal of
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