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What is the physical description of Count Dracula?

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Count Dracula's physical appearance is provided by Jonathan Harker in the May 5th entry in his journal, which is found in chapter 2of Bram Stoker's 1897 Gothic horror novel, Dracula.

Harker, a young lawyer on his first professional assignment, is traveling from England to Count Dracula's castle in Transylvania, in the Carpathian mountains of central Romania. The purpose of Harker's visit to the castle is to finalize a real estate transaction with the Count, who is in the process of purchasing a residence in London.

Harker arrives at the imposing castle late at night, where he stands in front of "a great door, old and studded with large iron nails, and set in a projecting doorway of massive stone." After a considerable length of time, the massive door is opened by "a tall old man, clean shaven save for a long white moustache, and clad in black from head to foot, without a single speck of colour about him anywhere." The man gestures toward Harker with his right hand, inviting Harker to enter...

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