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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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. View all 3 comments. One night in June, after the company had read aloud from Fantasmagorianaa French collection of German horror tales, Byron suggested they each write a ghost story. He was one of the earliest pupils at recently established Ampleforth College fromand in went up to the University of Edinburgh, where he wrote a thesis on sleepwalking and received his degree as a doctor of medicine on 1 August at the age of He had three brothers and four sisters.

Reprints of this book, The Diary of Dr. Juan Marco marked it as to-read Apr 04, The history of this short story might be even more intriguing than the actual writing itself.

El vampiro y otros cuentos by John William Polidori

We, in India, have our own vampyr legend known as Baital. Polidori’s long, Byron-influenced theological poem The Fall of the Angels was published anonymously in It’s also suggested he has power over minds though that might just gampiro the character’s weakness. To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff.


However, the actions pplidori characters became illogical after that incident. I’m going to use a sentence from that extract to define irony from now on! Wikisource has original text related to this article: In fact, I was actually amazed at how truly dark it was.

We really need you!!! I can’t say I was disappointed, because I didn’t have high expectations. View all 10 comments.

Polidori was the personal physician of vakpiro infamous Lord Byron, and this work of fiction was conceived on that famous holiday event in which Lord Byron, Percy Shelley and Mary Godwin who would later become Mary Shelley issued a challenge to each other to write Gothic stories. 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 m The young Lord Aubrey meets the strange and compelling Lord Ruthven, who seems to spread moral and mortal suffering wherever he goes.

Lo que daba miedo en el siglo XIX probablemente no de miedo ahora. 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.

The Vampyre is a product of its age, limited in retrospect but groundbreaking at the time–and still accessible, in part because of its length and in part because of its enjoyable gothic tendencies. Few authors would have the courage to end their story as Polidori does, which is a shame.


Fabula marked it as to-read Sep 15, His sister Charlotte made a transcription of his Diaries, but censored “peccant passages” and destroyed the original. Vampiroo that I will respect and appreciate The Vampyre. The name of the work’s protagonist, ” Lord Ruthven “, added to this assumption, for that name was originally used in Lady Caroline Lamb ‘s novel Glenarvon from the same publisherin which a thinly-disguised Byron figure was also named Lord Ruthven.

The next time they met, Aubrey’s view of him would change polidorri “The Vampyre”, publishedis considered the first vampyre story in English literature and the one turning the vampyre folklore into the classic tale, the mythical vampyre into the aristocratic, cultivated, intellectual and seductive creature.

Amaranda rated it really liked it Mar 05, The tale was first attributed to Lord Byron himself, and it gained immense popularity. Although he could not be aware of the famous status of this story, it is some comfort to me that he has created something that endured two hundred years later.

The Vampyre; A Tale

Dismissed by Byron, Polidori travelled in Italy and then returned to England. Lord Byron himself, I cannot say yay or nay to that question.

Ome rated it it was amazing Jun 03, Mary Shelley created a monster vampir of her ‘waking dream’ — but was it her husband Percy who ’embodied its ideas and sentiments’?