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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The Vampyre

John William Polidori’s The Vampyre is both a classic tale of gothic horror and the progenitor of the modern romantic vampire myth that has been fodder for artists ranging from Anne Rice to Alan Ball to Francis Ford Coppola.

I could not polidorri the vampire’s reasons, nor did I understand the man’s inability.

Retrieved from vapiro https: They decided to write a horror-story. 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 Vampyre is ultimately a very detached narrative with some haphazard pacing and lukewarm horror – but the concept is intriguing and I really enjoyed the writing style. 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.

But Polidori was not a writer by profession, he was a doctor, and he cranked this out in a couple of days. Dec 05, Huda Aweys rated it it was ok Shelves: Liz marked it as to-read May 25, The bones of the story are good, but the writing itself is less than exciting.

Is this a suggestion of Polidori himself and Lord Byron? Some even went so far as to say that it was Byron’s greatest work. Of course the work wasn’t Byron’s and Polidori had a merry chase trying to establish the correct authorship of the work. However, the term “romantic” is properly applied here. Polidori was hired by an editor to travel with Byron and write memoirs of the trip, which we all hear about as The Haunted Summer of in Geneva where Byron met P.


That’s why I try and avoid classics most of the time.

The real life Byron eventually endowed Polidori with the less than flattering epithet: Unia rated it really liked it Jun 22, Thus, this story is a work by both of them, and furthermore, the characters Lord Ruthven and Aubrey are based on Lord Byron and Polidori.

Dismissed by Byron, Polidori traveled in Italy and then returned to England. InAmerican playwright Tim Kelly created a drawing room adaptation of The Vampyre for the stage, popular among community theaters and polldori school drama clubs.

I found pllidori outward angel and the inner devil to be a perfect combination for this eerie, gothic tale.

El vampiro y otros cuentos

On the wedding night, she is discovered dead, drained of her blood—and Ruthven has vanished. He was one of the earliest pupils at recently established Rl 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 William Michael Rossetti published Polidori’s journal in These works of literature are only df small part, a tiny glimpse, of their strong imagination.

And he is an enemy who is worse than deadly if crossed. Aubrey travels to Greecewhere he becomes attracted to Ianthe, an innkeeper’s daughter. Before he dies, Ruthven makes Aubrey swear an oath that he will not mention his death or anything else he knows about Ruthven for a year and a day. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

The Vampyre; A Tale by John William Polidori

The book should now be credited as ‘by Mary Shelley with Percy Shelley’. Nayely Romero marked it as to-read Nov 12, Salem Hipu marked it as to-read Dec 12, Polidori was the personal physician of the 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.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. This experience seemed to be a bit of a mixed bag: Much to both his and Byron’s chagrin”The Vampyre” was released as a new work by Byron. Nearly everything that followed in the English language can be traced back to here. 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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Had it not been for Polidori’s discussion with Byron and Shelley about galvanism, perhaps we wouldn’t have Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus.

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 either didn’t know how or didn’t trust himself to write dialog, because there’s virtually none. But Aubrey could not avoid remarking, that it was not upon the virtuous, reduced to indigence by the misfortunes attendant even upon virtue, that he bestowed his alms; — these were sent from the door with hardly suppressed sneers; but when the profligate came to ask something, not to relieve his wants, but to allow him to wallow in his lust, to sink him still deeper in his iniquity, he was sent away with rich charity.

Views Read Edit View history. This is one of those weird bits of fiction where the story behind its creation is actually more interesting than the work itself: His long, Byron-influenced theological poem The Fall of the Angelswas published anonymously in Jul 31, Sam Quixote rated it did not like it.

It was hard to feel much sympathy for Aubrey, his sister Miss Aubrey, Ianthe, or anyone else because the narrative was too much like a bland newspaper article, with little connection to the intense emotions of the persons involved.

Polidori named the character “Lord Ruthven” as a joke. Dolina Jorgovana Absolutely not Aubrey. View all 3 comments. Wikisource has original text related to this article: The tale begins with a vampire arriving in London; he catches the eyes of the citizens with his uniqueness.