Personal Reminiscences of Henry Irving (1906). By: Bram Stoker (illustrated) Author : Bram Stoker Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform Total Pages : 276 Release : 2016-09-22 ISBN 10 : 1539012530 ISBN 13 : 9781539012535 Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL GET BOOK Personal Reminiscences of Henry Irving (1906). By: Bram Stoker (illustrated) Book Description: Personal Reminiscences of Henry Irving is the third book of nonfiction by Bram Stoker (the author of Dracula), published in 1906.It is a biography about the English actor Henry Irving. Sir Henry Irving (6 February 1838 - 13 October 1905), born John Henry Brodribb, sometimes known as J. H. Irving, was an English stage actor in the Victorian era, known as an actor-manager because he took complete responsibility (supervision of sets, lighting, direction, casting, as well as playing the leading roles) for season after season at the Lyceum Theatre, establishing himself and his company as representative of English classical theatre. In 1895 he became the first actor to be awarded a knighthood, indicating full acceptance into the higher circles of British society.Irving was one of the inspirations for the title character in Bram Stoker's 1897 novel Dracula. Abraham "Bram" Stoker (8 November 1847 - 20 April 1912) was an Irish author, best known today for his 1897 Gothic novel Dracula. During his lifetime, he was better known as the personal assistant of actor Henry Irving and business manager of the Lyceum Theatre in London, which Irving owned.