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 story does focus on his feelings and things he encouters along the way, but it is a third-person narration focused on a protagonist. Really a glorified short story, with a thin, melodramatic plot and sketchy characterizations, this novella succeeded as well as vsmpiro did because of the novelty of its theme and the rumor that Byron actually wrote it. Satrina T rated it it was amazing Nov 18, Aubery is shocked to discover that such a creature desires his company.

One fateful holiday with the Shelleys, Byron and his physician Polidori and a journey that produced two original compositions that has since inspired an entire genre. Nov 08, Peter rated it really liked it Shelves: These works of literature are only a vampirl part, a tiny glimpse, of their strong imagination. Of course, Ruthven is based on Byron. The edition of The Vampyre that I read, which vsmpiro different from this one, reproduces that fragment as well, and it is superior in style and treatment to Polidori’s effort.

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.

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I’m not going to say Polidori deserves a lot of credit in bringing the vampire into popular culture as his short story is largely forgotten. The name was originally used in Lady Caroline Lamb’s novel Glenarvonin which a thinly-disguised Byron figure was also named Lord Ruthven.

Retrieved from ” https: In films, he is always portrayed as crazy or ugly, some little fiend hanging on to Byron, etc.

Here we notice some of the attributes famous to vampires these days. 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 po,idori 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.

Aubery begins to detest the fe, though he is still held in thrall by his domineering personality; he cannot escape and slowly goes insane. Polidori’s long, Byron-influenced theological poem The Fall of the Angels was published anonymously in Best advice; never read after an anti migraine tablet and a cup of tea when everyone is asleep and the rooms outside your library door are in darkness The story was an immediate popular success, partly because of the Byron attribution and partly because it exploited the gothic horror predilections of the public.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Lord Byron to Count DraculaLondon: Dec 31, Jess rated it it was ok Shelves: Is this a suggestion of Polidori himself and Lord Byron? In this case, Lord Ruthven has a supernatural ability to ruin, damage, and destroy anything he lays his hands on, and enjoys doing so in the process.


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 pilidori. I has been written by Polidori in the famous summer spent near Geneva, where Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein. The main significance of of The Vampyre is historical: That’s what ‘Vampyre’ is.

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The Vampyre; A Tale by John William Polidori

Polidori’s fe The history of this short story might be even more intriguing than the actual writing itself. The tale was first attributed to Lord Byron himself, and it gained immense popularity. It’s also suggested he has power over minds though that might just be the character’s weakness. The Vampyre is a groundbreaking work worth reading. Jun 14, Pepo Almonte rated it liked it.

The Vampyre; a Tale by John William Polidori

His most successful work was the short story ” The Vampyre “the first published modern vampire story. He was also educated and a physican and a member of the Polidori family that went on to produce Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Christina Rossetti. Ruthven is clearly Byron who, like Ruthven, travels about Europe “corrupting” young women using his charms. Polidori can’t write, his prose is laborious and dull.

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