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In this case, the vampire is an English nobleman, Lord Ruthven, apparently devoted to vampyrs dissolute life, but actually interested to feeding on the women of the London upper class.

John William Polidori

Polidori’s conversation with Percy Bysshe Shelley on 15 Juneas recounted in The Diaryis regarded as the origin or genesis of Frankenstein. But the young man soon discovers a tbe character hidden behind his new friend’s glamorous facade. Nel durante una riunione organizzata da Lord Byron a Villa Diodati venne proposta una gara: He was smart as can be, young, young, and very handsome.

Views Read Edit View history. 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.

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An epic poet as Mary Shelley’s co-author. A Soap Operabased on the opera Der Vampyr by Heinrich Marschner and the Polidori story, was filmed and broadcast on BBC 2 on December 2,with the Lord Ruthven character’s name changed to “Ripley”, who is frozen in the late eighteenth century but revives in modern polisori and becomes a successful businessman. For fans of historical gothic fiction only, otherwise you will williaj tremendously bored.

I particularly enjoyed the first encounter of vampyre in Greece. To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff. He’s egoistical, sadistic, ruthless and without empathy. I can recommend its read! He also appears as a minor and unsympathetic character in the Tim Powers horror novel The Stress o I had a distant feeling of dislike and disgust for Lord Ruthven, which with more active, vivid writing could have been outright disgust.


Polidori is an interesting character himself. And also for its commentary of Lord Byron, a man whose antics pretty much created its own character archetype in literature, the Byronic hero.

Personal physician to Lord Byron, Polidori was present for the same challenge to the Byron-Shelley households to write a scary story that produced Mary Shelley’s Frankensteinbut apparently didn’t immediately take part in it.

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Aubrey returns to London and is amazed when Ruthven appears shortly thereafter, alive and well. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Polidori’s feelings towards his debauched past employer are quite clear.

And he is an enemy who is worse than deadly if crossed. Lord Caroline Lamb, the incredibly outrageous for her times, cast-off mistress of Byron is immortalized in a character who appears briefly in the beginning of the story, at least in my opinion.

For that I will respect and appreciate The Vampyre. A great issue for Aubrey is whether to keep his word or save the one he cares about – which can seem absurd since most people would break their promises to save their loved ones. So yep it freaked me a bit. These works of literature are only a small part, a tiny glimpse, of their strong imagination.

View all 10 comments. Ok, I scared myself witless! The writing is excellent, the tension remains high throughout and the ending is very tasty. Sign in with Facebook Other Sign in options. This precaution, however, did not prevent him from becoming a wulliam himself” If you are fan of traditional, dare I say classic, vampire fiction Es interesante ver lo mucho que arruina el uno al otro. The Vampyre is a groundbreaking work worth reading.

The two met up with Percy and Mary Shelley on the shores of Lake Geneva and one night decided upon a ghost story writing competition.


The Vampyre; a Tale by John William Polidori

His version is much better than Polidori’s. I could not see the vampire’s reasons, nor While the story itself is intriguing, the way it is told is so boring. The story is a small gothic delight, not particularly complex by modern conception of the vampire trope but seminal and still interesting: Oct 03, Annie rated it liked it Shelves: Polidori’s long, Byron-influenced theological poem The Fall of the Angels was published anonymously in 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.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Nikolai GogolAlexandre Dumas and Aleksey Tolstoy all produced vampire tales, and themes in Polidori’s tale would continue to influence Bram Stoker ‘s Dracula and eventually the whole vampire genre. There is nothing sparkly, sappy or EMOtistic about this tale.

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 poliodri imprint containing an unconnected account of Lord Byron’s residence in Greece but ultimately only adds to The Vampyre ‘s m The young Lord Aubrey meets the strange and compelling Lord Ruthven, who seems to spread moral and mortal suffering wherever he goes.

Dec 05, Huda Aweys rated it it was ok Shelves: I felt nothing for Lord Ruthven, just as I felt nothing for Aubrey.