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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A word isn’t always that much worth today. Reprints of this book, The Diary of Dr.

The Vampyre; A Tale

Polidori’s Lord Ruthven was not only the first vampire in English fiction, but was also the first fictional vampire in the form we recognize today—an aristocratic fiend who preys among high society. Polidori died in London on 24 Augustweighed down by depression and gambling debts.

Another reprint by the same title was printed by Norwood Editions Norwood, Pa. Lo que daba miedo en el siglo XIX probablemente no de miedo ahora. Ruthven marries Aubrey’s sister.

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Few authors would have the courage to end their story as Polidori does, which is a shame. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.


This probably runs in the same strain of thoughts, as my undying love yes. I could not see the vampire’s reasons, nor did I understand the man’s inability. However, the term “romantic” is properly applied here. I particularly enjoyed the first encounter of vampyre in Greece.

Adelaida Loukota rated it liked it Sep 27, Boring for readers of gothic d, unknown and rightly so for the general reader, it’s a footnote in the vampire myth and nothing more. Although this story is sometimes attributed to Lord Byron, that is is false. Polidori either didn’t know how or didn’t trust himself to write dialog, because there’s virtually none.

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Oct 19, Karla V. About John William Polidori. Paperbackpages. The aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature, and our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades.

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Return to Book Page. One night in June, after the company had read aloud from the Tales of the Deada collection of horror tales, Byron suggested that they each write a ghost story. Mar 07, Werner rated it it was ok Shelves: Juan Marco marked it as to-read Apr 04, This is a historical moment.


But the young man soon discovers a sinister character hidden behind his new friend’s glamorous facade. Some even went so far as to say that it was Byron’s greatest work. 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!

Polidori can’t write, his prose is laborious and dull. Really a glorified short story, with a thin, melodramatic plot and sketchy characterizations, this novella succeeded as well as it did because of the novelty of its theme and the rumor that Byron actually wrote it. This is one of those weird bits of fiction where the story behind its creation is actually more interesting than the work itself: Mary Shelley worked on a tale with her husband that would later evolve into Frankenstein.

His sister Charlotte made a transcription of his Diaries, but censored “peccant passages” and destroyed the original.