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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John William Polidori

Polidori transformed the vampire from a character in folklore into the form that is recognized today—an aristocratic fiend who preys among high society. A number of films have depicted John Polidori and the genesis of the Frankenstein and “Vampyre” stories in Ianthe tells Aubrey about the legends of the vampire.

Byron’s own vampire story “Fragment of a Novel” or “A Fragment” was published in in an attempt to clear up the confusion, but, for better or worse, “The Vampyre” continued to be attributed to him. In my edition project GuttenbergI found an extract which serves as an introduction to the story. Mary Shelley worked on a tale that would later evolve into Frankenstein.

Lists with This Book. Rosa rated it liked it Oct 31, What’s most important is good, very good.

The Vampyre; A Tale

The Reader of the Tower marked it as to-read Apr 26, Some of the best short tales i have read in a while. But Aubrey could not avoid remarking, that it was not upon the virtuous, reduced to indigence Hitherto, Aubrey had had no opportunity of studying Lord Ruthven’s character, and now he found, that, though many more of his actions were exposed to his view, the results offered different conclusions from the apparent motives to his conduct. Anne marked it as to-read Sep 19, Oct 25, Sesana rated it liked it Shelves: Sep 03, Santi rated it it was amazing.


The edition of The Vampyre that I read, which is different from this one, reproduces that fragment as well, and it is superior in style and treatment to Polidori’s effort. The bones of the story are good, but the writing itself is less than exciting. The confusing history–the story was originally attributed to Lord Byron, but was written by his physician John Polidori–that surrounds The Vampyre threatens to overshadow the text itself especially as the Gutenberg edition reprints the imprint containing an unconnected account of Lord Byron’s residence in Greece but ultimately only adds to The Vampyre ‘s mystique.

The history of this short story might be even more intriguing than the actual writing itself.

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Ruthven and Aubrey’s sister are engaged to marry on the day the oath ends. Regarding my sl pic above, I want to say again Montague Summers’ Guide to Vampires. To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff.

The vampire here is Lord Ruthven, who is everything one can ask of a non-sparkling vampire. In films, he is always portrayed as crazy or ugly, some little fiend hanging on to Byron, etc. Regardless of the issues as far as the writing, Mr. Initially, he enjoys the friendship, but the true nature of the creature begins to reveal itself.


The Vampyre; A Tale by John William Polidori

Aubrey returns to London and is amazed when Ruthven appears shortly thereafter, alive and well. Polidori named the character “Lord Ruthven” as a joke. Retrieved from ” https: Polidori’s fe The history of this short story might be even more intriguing than the actual writing itself. That is a sadly wasted opportunity for a writer, in my vapiro. He died in Augustweighed down by depression and gambling debts.

About John William Polidori. He died in Augustweighed down by depression and gambling debts. Another reprint by the same title was printed by Norwood Editions Norwood, Pa. Fragment of a Novel Letters Memoirs. Few authors would have the courage to end their story as Polidori does, which is a shame.

His version is much better polidork Polidori’s. It’s impossible to describe the impact these people had and still have on authors and readers.

He also appears as a minor and unsympathetic character in the Tim Powers horror novel The Stress o Polidori is an interesting character himself. History aside, the story itself started strong, but fell short towards the end. However, the actions of characters became illogical after that incident. Some even went so far as to say that it was Byron’s greatest work.

Jennifer added it Feb 23, Whether we’ve “progressed” or devolved since then is an open question. Reprints of this book, The Diary of Dr.