Then this so sweet maid is a polyandrist, and me, with my poor wife dead to me, but alive by Church’s law, though no wits, all gone – even I, who am faithful husband to this now-no-wife, am bigamist.

– Bram Stoker

Dracula, Chapter 13. After Arthur compares the transfusion of blood to Lucy to marriage, Van Helsing suggests that Lucy has practiced polyandry (a woman with more than one husband) because she has received blood from four men, including Van Helsing. Van Helsing’s own wife went insane from grief after their son’s death, but as a Catholic he will not divorce her.