Dracula

In what year does the novel "Dracula" take place?

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Jonathan Harker's first entry in his diary reads, "Wednesday, 3 May 1893.

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The current year is never cited in the Novel. The previous answer appears to be derived from one of the movie adaptations. It's a pretty good guess though. In Mina's jounal entry from August 1, the old sailor (Mr. Swales) relates that he's sat on a tombstone dated 1873 for, "...off an' on nigh twenty years past...".

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Dracula (https://books.google.com/books?id=7NRDAQAAMAAJ) page 63.