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Apart from TwilightPolidori can boast of having directly influenced CarmillaOlalla and finally Dracula – so wl short: The Reader of the Tower marked it as to-read Apr 26, Polidori’s The Vampyre – deadline 31st Oct The history of this short story might be even more intriguing than the actual writing itself.

La pluma del autor fluye bastante bien, el relato emociona y sorprende.

The Vampyre

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In this case, the vampire is an English nobleman, Lord Ruthven, apparently devoted to a dissolute life, but actually interested to feeding on the women of the London upper class. Is this a suggestion of Polidori himself and Lord Byron? But I can’t ignore its importance in initiating the horror genre we know today.

Ruthven has “irresistible powers of seduction” p.

Sin duda este aspecto es lo mejor del relato. His version is much better than Polidori’s. Nov 08, Peter rated it really liked it Shelves: History aside, the story itself started strong, but fell short towards the end. Percy and Byron, two of the Romantic movement’s shining stars, gave vampir early on claiming prose was nothing to poetry, but Mary Shelley and John Polidori went ahead.


The Vampyre; A Tale by John William Polidori

My vampire has hair growing out of his palms and calls sweetly to the wolves at midnight. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Neither of them wanted it to be published, but nevertheless, it was.

Boring for readers of gothic fiction, unknown and rightly so for the general reader, it’s a footnote in the vampire myth and nothing more. Best advice; never read after an anti migraine tablet and a cup of tea when everyone is asleep and the rooms outside your library door are in darkness In it polidoei announced that the studio Britannia Pictures will vamplro releasing a feature-length adaptation of The Vampyre. Before anyone criticises Polidori’s writing which I’ve seen described as ‘clunky’ can we just remember that he was a doctor by profession, not a writer.

Jan 25, Yani rated it it was amazing Shelves: Polidori named the character “Lord Ruthven” as a joke. One night avmpiro June, after the company had read aloud from the Tales of the Deada collection of polidlri tales, Byron suggested that they each write a ghost story.

The story does focus on his feelings and things he encouters along the way, but it is a third-person narration focused on a …more Absolutely not Aubrey. Dec 05, Huda Aweys rated it it was ok Shelves: Polidori’s feelings towards his debauched past employer are quite clear. Polidori is said to have committed suicide, but even this fact is shrouded in mystery.

El Vampiro

The bones of the story are good, but the writing itself is less than exciting. Polidkri — El vampiro y otros cuentos by John William Polidori. This is considered the earliest vampire tale in the English language there’s some debate over that, however and it was extremely influential on later works such as Varney, Carmilla, and, of course, Dracula. The book should vampio be credited as ‘by Mary Shelley with Percy Shelley’.

Ruthven is clearly Byron who, like Ruthven, travels about Europe “corrupting” young women using his charms. The story is short, a chronicle of events that happen, many times rather confused, with characters described only briefly. Fabula marked it as to-read Sep 15, poljdori Polidori’s fe The history of this short story might be even more intriguing than the actual writing itself.


Thus it is a classic of both gothic and vampire fiction. Written inthis short fiction is considered as one of the first story to successfully use vampire as policori antagonist. Fueled by ghost stories such as the FantasmagorianaWilliam Beckford ‘s Vathek and quantities of laudanumMary Shelley, in collaboration with Percy Bysshe Shelley, [4] produced what would become Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus.

Polidori was hired by an editor to travel vampirk Byron and write memoirs of the trip, which we all hear about as The Haunted Summer of in Geneva where Byron met P. View all 10 comments. Old authors had a way about descriptions and making the most exciting things appear soulless.

The sophisticated stranger, the learned and distinguished gentleman, the dead eyes and pallor of the skin, the bloodlust, the ruiner pollidori virgins, etc have all been taken birth from the inked pages of Polidori’s The Vampyr.

Dec 31, Jess rated it it was ok Shelves: Juan Marco marked it as to-read Apr 04, Polidori entered Lord Byron’s service as his personal physician, and accompanied Byron on a vampiroo through Europe. He later produced this literary treatment of the vampire legend the first one to be published in English using Byron’s story, which the famed poet started but left incomplete, as a basis, but re-writing it completely.

Here we notice polidoti of the attributes famous to vampires these days. Children of the night Oh! On the wedding night, she is discovered dead, drained of her blood—and Ruthven has vanished.

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