Count Dracula, first appeared in Bram Stoker’s novel, Dracula. Many years later, the most famous character still remains. How did happen? Watch the Ted-Ed video to find out.
From the YouTube description:
Over a hundred years after his creator was laid to rest, Dracula lives on as the most famous vampire in history. But this Transylvanian noble – neither the first fictional vampire, nor the most popular of his time – may have remained buried in obscurity if not for a twist of fate. Stanley Stepanic explains how a critical copyright battle catapulted Bram Stoker’s character into literary renown.