Under the Sunset is a short story by Bram Stoker (the author of Dracula). Abraham Bram Stoker (8 November 1847 - 20 April 1912) was an Irish velist and short story writer, best kwn today for his 1897 Gothic vel Dracula. During his lifetime, he was better kwn as personal assistant of actor Henry Irving and business manager of the Lyceum Theatre in London, which Irving owned. Stoker was born on 8 November 1847 at 15 Mari Crescent, Clontarf, on the rthside of Dublin, Ireland. His parents were Abraham Stoker (1799-1876), from Dublin, and Charlotte Mathilda Blake Thornley (1818-1901), who was raised in County Sligo. Stoker was the third of seven children, the eldest of whom was Sir Thornley Stoker, 1st Bt. Abraham and Charlotte were members of the Church of Ireland Parish of Clontarf and attended the parish church with their children, who were baptised there. Stoker was bedridden with an unkwn illness until he started school at the age of seven, when he made a complete recovery. Of this time, Stoker wrote, I was naturally thoughtful, and the leisure of long illness gave opportunity for many thoughts which were fruitful according to their kind in later years. He was educated in a private school run by the Rev. William Woods. After his recovery, he grew up without further major health issues, even excelling as an athlete (he was named University Athlete) at Trinity College, Dublin, which he attended from 1864 to 1870. He graduated with hours as a B.A. in Mathematics. He was auditor of the College Historical Society ('the Hist') and president of the University Philosophical Society, where his first paper was on Sensationalism in Fiction and Society.