The Vampyre and Other Tales of the Macabre

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John Polidori's classic tale "The Vampyre"(1819), was a product of the same ghost-story competition that produced Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. The present volume selects thirteen other tales of mystery and the macabre, including the works of James Hogg, J.S. LeFanu, Letitia Landon, Edward Bulwer, and William Carelton. The introduction surveys the genesis and influence of "The Vampyre" and its central themes and techniques, while the Appendices contain material closely associated with its composition and ...
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John Polidori's classic tale "The Vampyre"(1819), was a product of the same ghost-story competition that produced Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. The present volume selects thirteen other tales of mystery and the macabre, including the works of James Hogg, J.S. LeFanu, Letitia Landon, Edward Bulwer, and William Carelton. The introduction surveys the genesis and influence of "The Vampyre" and its central themes and techniques, while the Appendices contain material closely associated with its composition and publication, including Lord Byron's prose fragment "Augustus Darvell."

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780199552412
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 10/15/2008
  • Series: Oxford World's Classics Series
  • Pages: 312
  • Sales rank: 442,407
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 5.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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Acadia University

Goldsmith's College, University of London

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Note on the Text
Select Bibliography
Chronology of the Magazines
The Vampyre 1
Sir Guy Eveling's Dream 25
Confessions of a Reformed Ribbonman 33
Monos and Daimonos 53
The Master of Logan 63
The Victim 87
Some Terrible Letters from Scotland 99
The Curse 113
Life in Death 129
My Hobby, - Rather 139
The Red Man 143
Post-Mortem Recollections of a Medical Lecturer 165
The Bride of Lindorf 175
Passage in the Secret History of an Irish Countess 201
App. A Preliminaries for The Vampyre 235
App. B Note on The Vampyre 244
App. C Augustus Darvell 246
Biographical Notes 253
Explanatory Notes 257
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