Teenage readers who have caught vampire fever will find the origins of their favorite horror literature in Bram Stoker's Dracula. The story begins with the journey of lawyer Jonathan Harker from England to Transylvania, where he becomes first the guest, and then the prisoner, of a cultured nobleman named Count Dracula. Although Harker has been warned of evil doings at the Count's castle, he must find out the horrible truth for himself. Meanwhile, his fiancée Mina puts herself at risk trying to help her friend Lucy, who has accepted a marriage proposal, only to become the prey of Dracula. Transformed into one of the "undead" by the ministrations of Dracula, she cannot be saved, despite the best efforts of Harker, her doctor Seward, and the knowledgeable Van Helsing. In the end, Lucy must be sacrificed because she is now a creature of evil, while Mina is nearly turned into a vampire. It is left to the agents of good to pursue Dracula to the wooden boxes where he sleeps, and destroy him, wiping the evil from his castle. Stoker’s novel is world renowned as the most classic horror story of all time, and has decidedly retained its literary prominence.