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Polidori's Vampyre by John Polidori, Fiction, Horror - John Polidori

Polidori's Vampyre by John Polidori, Fiction, Horror

By: John Polidori, J R Planche, Darrell Schweitzer (Introduction by)

Paperback Published: 1st November 2002
ISBN: 9781592248797
Number Of Pages: 116

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The weather went from being beautiful to tempestuous: torrential thunderstorms plagued the Shelleys, Byron and Polidori. The weather -- along with the company and the eerie ambiance of the locale -- contributed to the genesis of Frankenstein, Polidori's "The Vampyre" and in all likelihood, modern weird fiction. On the night of June 16th, the group read aloud a collection of German ghost stories, The Fantasmagoriana. This inspired Byron to challenge the group to write a ghost story. Shelley wrote an forgettable story; Byron wrote a story fragment; and Polidori began the "The Vampyre," the first modern vampire tale.

ISBN: 9781592248797
ISBN-10: 1592248799
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 116
Published: 1st November 2002
Publisher: Borgo Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.7 x 15.4  x 0.8
Weight (kg): 0.19

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