I have come to know your great England, and to know her is to love her. I long to go through the crowded streets of your mighty London, to be in the midst of the whirl and rush of humanity, to share its life, its change, its death, and all that makes it what it is.

– Bram Stoker

Dracula, Chapter 2. Dracula tells Jonathan that he gotten to know and love England through books. Now the vampire Count wishes to leave his isolated castle in Transylvania and move to the big city of London where he will have access to more prey – though Jonathan doesn’t know that yet.