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. John William Polidori was an Italian English physician and writer, known for his John William Polidori’s Followers (64) . El vampiro y otros cuentos by. John. This annotated edition and its accompanying audiobook version of John William Polidori’s novella The Vampyre. A. Tale () was produced by course.

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Ruthven marries Aubrey’s sister. Even if some settings or behaviours seem to be dated to us modern readers it has some eerie moment. The sophisticated stranger, the learned and distinguished gentleman, the dead eyes and pallor of the skin, the bloodlust, the ruiner of virgins, etc have all been taken birth from the inked pages of Polidori’s The Vampyr.

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.

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. A young man, Aubrey, becomes fascinated with the mysterious Lord Ruthven that has entered London society.

Lord Byron himself, I cannot say yay or nay to that question. He later produced this literary treatment of the vampire legend the first one to be published in English using Byron’s story, which the fam Note, April 13, Kevin Carl rated it liked it Jun 25, El vampiro y otros cuentos by John William Polidori.

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.

Nov 01, Pau rated it liked it. 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. And also for its commentary of Lord Byron, a man whose antics pretty much created its own character archetype in literature, the Byronic hero.


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. The curiosity factor is what keeps this story published and the fact of Polidori’s connections to Byron and the vampire myth. Paperbackpages. He is honoured and simply amazed. He is very generous when giving to people, with the seemingly good purpose of charity, but only to people that will use his money to end up in an even worse situation.

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The name was originally used in Lady Caroline Lamb’s novel Glenarvonin which a thinly-disguised Byron figure was also named Lord Ruthven.

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. Back then, giving someone your word was probably something highly valued and irreversible.

Originally attributed to Lord Byron, this is an exceptional gothic story and I was quite surprised at the amount of like I found myself feeling for this little gem.

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 is said to have committed suicide, but even this fact is shrouded in mystery.

Although originally and erroneously accredited to Lord Byronboth Byron and Polidori affirmed that the story is Polidori’s. He gives generously, but only to those who will use his generosity to put themselves in an even worse situation. polidkri

The Vampyre; A Tale by John William Polidori

Ruthven reminds Aubrey of his jihn to keep his death a secret. This is another piece I respect more than I enjoyed – The Vampyre; A Tale is, after all, the first account of vampires in English prose. Much to both his and Byron’s chagrin, “The Vampyre” was released as a new work by Byron. I could not see the vampire’s reasons, nor did I understand the man’s inability.


The True Storydirected by Jack Smight. The story polidlri its genesis in the summer ofthe Year Without a Summerwhen Europe and parts of North Poidori underwent a severe climate abnormality.

Reprints of this book, The Diary of Dr. Sep 03, Santi rated it it was amazing. Most conversations are recorded in narrative, in very long wi,liam tedious paragraphs. Lupita Guillen rated it it was amazing Mar 20, View all 3 comments. It is difficult to get involved in this story, more like a sketch, which could have been a good novel, enriched with details, dialogues, and a fastest pace.

Polidori ci descrive un uomo bellissimo, schivo, un perfetto gentlemen, affascinatore ma freddo, pronto a circuire le sue vittime e sparire. Production for the film was slated to begin in latewith filming taking place in the UK, Italy and Greece.

El vampiro y otros cuentos

An epic poet as Mary Shelley’s co-author. The book should now be credited as ‘by Mary Shelley with Percy Shelley’. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikisource. History aside, the story itself started strong, but fell short towards the end.

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Oct 03, Annie rated it liked it Shelves: Published January 2nd by Echo Library first published Wl 1st This experience seemed to be a bit of a mixed bag: But I can’t ignore its importance in initiating the horror genre we know today. This is one of the first published stories relating to vampyre’s. To ask other readers poljdori about The Vampyre; A Taleplease sign up. Polidori’s The Vampyre – deadline 31st Oct Mi favorito fue “La casa del juez” de Bram Stoker.

That is a sadly wasted opportunity for a writer, in my opinion. There, I said it!