Bram Stoker's Paradise Lost
By rereading ch. 4 of Bram Stoker's Lair of the White Worm, many 'hidden' references to Milton's Paradise Lost start to surface. It definitely looks like Stoker reworks the main characters of Milton's drama, as well as their relationships to one another.
For a starter, it can hardly be considered a chance if the very first word in the novel is "Adam," i.e. the main character's name. In ch. 4 and afterwards, Edgar Caswall, the evil castle owner, sort of plays the role of Satan. Which gets clearer if this is linked to his would-be love (or rather, sex) affair with Arabella, the Serpent Lady, matching not only the mythical Lilith but also, more specifically, Milton's Sin. As to the big, dark, disgusting Oolanga, he recalls Milton's Death because of his very look, and because he like weapons, and sniffs the scent of death like the Miltonian monster; he will even try to rape Arabella, as Death did to Sin in Paradise Lost.
Yep, worth a further study.