What Happened in May 1897

  • 'Dracula' is Published

    The ending of Bram Stoker's "Dracula" (1897) has long troubled readers. Professor Abraham Van Helsing, the Dutch expert on the supernatural,... Read more

  • Oscar Wilde is Released From Prison

    Upon his release, Oscar wrote “The Ballad of Reading Gaol,” a response to the agony he experienced in prison. It was published shortly before... Read more