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The Vampyre; A Tale

This is the first vampire story in the English language, and Polidori based the character on Lord Byron, which was not a stretch, since Byron was pretty much an emotional vampire to those around him. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. Aubrey follows Ruthven about until after Ruthven kills Aubrey’s love in Greece.

When the two are set upon by bandits while traveling together in Europe, Ruthven is fatally injured. The True Storydirected by Jack Smight. But that is jon the outside. What music to my ears We, in India, willima our own vampyr legend known as Baital.

I read The Vampyre solely for the historical significance of the work, and it ended up being much better than I had expected. Apart from TwilightPolidori can boast of having directly influenced WilliammOlalla and finally Dracula – so in short: I prefer something fast-paced, or something that at least doesn’t make me fall asleep.

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Polidori was one of vampyrf earliest pupils at the recently established Ampleforth College fromand inwent to the University of Joynwhere he wrote a thesis on sleepwalking and received his degree as a doctor of medicine on 1 Augustat age Much to both his and Byron’s chagrin”The Vampyre” was released as a new work by Byron.

He was one of the earliest pupils at recen John William Polidori was an Italian English physician and writer, known for his associations with the Romantic movement and credited by some as the creator of the vampire genre of fantasy fiction.

Jan 16, Juushika rated it really liked it Shelves: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. View all 3 comments. My fascination rests with the creature of the undead, shrouded in darkness and legend, surrounded by hushed voices and hear-says.

It’s a chilling story with one of the most memorable fictional vampires in literature, and if Polidori had been a slightly better writer, it would still be remembered as fondly as Dracula. Rather than use the crude, bestial vampire of folklore as a basis for his story, Polidori based his character on Byron.

This precaution, however, did not prevent him from becoming a vampyre himself” We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic work, and that for you it becomes an enriching experience.

John William Polidori

Too late, and Aubrey’s sister wolliam doomed. He was also educated and a physican and a member of the Polidori family that went o This is the first vampire story in the English language, and Polidori based the character on Lord Byron, which was not a stretch, since Byron was pretty much an emotional vampire to those around him. When the poolidori are set upon by bandits while traveling together in Eu A young English gentleman of means, Aubrey is immediately intrigued by Lord Ruthven, the mysterious newcomer among society’s elite.


The Vampyre is ultimately a very detached narrative with some haphazard pacing and lukewarm horror – but the concept is intriguing and I really enjoyed the writing style.

Mary Shelley created a monster out of her ‘waking dream’ — but was it her husband Percy who ’embodied its ideas and sentiments’? Nearly everything that followed in the English language can be traced back to here.

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Do you have a demo reel? InAmerican playwright Tim Kelly created a drawing room adaptation of The Vampyre polidork the stage, popular among community theaters and high school drama clubs. I read this many years ago. Aubrey then goes back to England to protect his young sister from Ruthven. Ruthven is an amoral, egoistic, aloof character supposedly seductively appealing to women, and can be seen as a Byronic antihero in something of the typical Romantic mold, into which his vampirism fits very well; and he set a kind of pattern for the aristocratic male vampires in the classical vampire fiction tradition jhon would follow.

A word isn’t always that much worth today. Of course the work wasn’t Byron’s and Polidori had a merry chase trying to establish the correct willlam of the work. Although this story is sometimes attributed to Lord Byron, that is is false. The young Lord Aubrey meets the strange and compelling Lord Ruthven, who seems to spread moral and mortal suffering wherever he goes. The main significance of of The Vampyre is historical: