In the library I found, to my great delight, a vast number of English books, whole shelves full of them, and bound volumes of magazines and newspapers.

– Bram Stoker

Dracula, Chapter 2. Jonathan makes a discovery in Count Dracula’s library – lots of English books, magazine and newspapers. It seems that the people in the East are educating themselves on the language and ways of the West. Jonathan learns that the Count has a good command of English.