El vampiro y otros cuentos has 21 ratings and 6 reviews. Daniel said: Puedo decir que porfin leí el primer relato escrito sobre bien lo leí. This annotated edition and its accompanying audiobook version of John William Polidori’s novella The Vampyre. A. Tale () was produced by course. John William Polidori’s The Vampyre: a Tale, which is a prototype used in . veremos, el vampiro de Polidori, Lord Ruthven es reflejo más que explícito, retrato.

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Nov 08, Peter rated it really liked it Shelves: Even if some settings or behaviours seem to be dated to us modern readers it has some eerie momen One of the earliest vampire tales ever! The tale begins with a vampire arriving in London; he catches the eyes of the citizens with his uniqueness. Polidori can’t write, his prose is laborious and dull. He’s outwardly cultured, dangerously magnetic, and, in the end, entirely ruthless. The Vampyre is a groundbreaking work worth reading. Aubery is shocked to discover that such a creature desires his company.

The plot itself, though a little slow to start, ramps up fairly quickly and ends brilliantly. Polidori has inspired many of the authors who have written about vampires Stoker, Le Fanu and for this reason the book deserves to be read, but for me it didn’t work vajpiro well. The story has its genesis in the summer ofthe Year Without a Summerwhen Europe and parts of North America underwent a severe climate abnormality. Bk marked it as to-read Feb 13, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.


His most successful work was the short story ” The Vampyre “the first published modern vampire pokidori.

The Vampyre; a Tale by John William Polidori – Free Ebook

I can’t say I was disappointed, because I didn’t have high expectations. Just before he dies, Aubrey writes a letter to his sister revealing Ruthven’s history, but it does not arrive in time.

In the Anno Dracula universe he becomes a prominent figure in Dr politics following the ascent of Dracula to power.

Ruthven is clearly Byron who, like Ruthven, travels about Europe “corrupting” young vamipro using his charms. At first Aubrey admires Lord Ruthven and follows him through Europe. To ask other readers questions about The Vampyre; A Taleplease sign up. Polidori makes a number of plot changes from the fragment that Byron started that render the events nonsense.

To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff. Polidori’s conversation with Percy Bysshe Shelley on 15 Juneas recounted in The Diaryis regarded as the origin or genesis of Frankenstein.

The Vampyre

Books by John William Polidori. I prefer something fast-paced, or something that at least doesn’t make me fall asleep.

We, in India, have our own vampyr legend known poldori Baital. Oct 19, Karla V. But when Ruthven resurfaces in London-making overtures toward Aubrey’s sister-Aubrey realizes this immortal fiend is a vampyre. Everyone wants This is one of those weird bits of fiction where the story behind its creation is actually more interesting than the work itself: Alexa Lopez is currently reading it Jan 02, Polidori and the Genesis of Frankenstein.


Old authors had a way about descriptions and making the most exciting things appear soulless. Polidori entered Lord Byron ‘s service as his personal physician and accompanied him on e, trip through Europe.

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Polidori named the character “Lord Ruthven” as a joke. My fascination rests with the creature of the undead, shrouded in darkness and legend, surrounded by hushed voices and hear-says I love vampires. Rather than use the crude, bestial vampire polirori folklore as a basis for his story, Polidori based his character on Byron.

And he is an enemy who is worse than deadly if crossed. History aside, the story itself started strong, popidori fell short towards the end. John William Polidori’s The Vampyre is both a classic tale of gothic horror and the progenitor of the modern romantic vampire myth that has been fodder for artists ranging from Anne Rice to Alan Ball to Francis Ford Coppola.