Nosferatu was produced while Florence Stoker Bram Stoker's widow and literary executrix was still alive. Stoker then spent several years researching European folklore and mythological stories of vampires. "The Censorship of Fiction" The Nineteenth Century and After Vol.
During his lifetime he was better known as personal assistant of actor Henry Irving and business manager of the Lyceum Theatre in London which Irving owned. Abraham "Bram" Stoker (8 November 1847 – 20 April 1912) was an Irish novelist and short story writer best known today for his 1897 Gothic novel Dracula.