The Man is a 1905 Victorian novel by Bram Stoker, best known for Dracula. A typical Gothic novel, it features horror and romance. The Man has also been published as The Gates of Life. The Man is a tale about Miss Stephen Norman and young Harold. It explores their passion, hardships, and misunderstandings. During a sea voyage, Harold rescues a child, Pearl, who dominates the plot. The novel also treats the themes of marriage and children and the attitudes of society towards women.