Dracula, by Bram Stoker

Dracula is a gothic horror novel by Bram Stoker. Published in 1897, it introduced the character of Count Dracula to the world and established many conventions of subsequent vampire fantasy. 

The novel tells the story of Dracula's attempt to move from Transylvania to England so that he may find new blood and spread the undead curse.

Dracula has been assigned to many literary genres including vampire literature, horror fiction, and gothic fiction.The novel has spawned numerous theatrical, film, and television interpretations.

The story of Dracula is told in an epistolary format, as a series of letters, diary entries, newspaper articles, and ships' log entries, whose narrators are the novel's protagonists, and occasionally supplemented with newspaper clippings relating events not directly witnessed.

The events portrayed in the novel take place chronologically and largely in England and Transylvania within the same year between May 3rd and November 6th.
A short note at the end of the final chapter is written 7 years after the events outlined in the novel.