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The Vampyre: A Tale: Magical Creatures, A Weiser Books Collection [NOOK Book]

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Varla Ventura, fan favorite on Huffington Post’s Weird News, frequent guest on Coast to Coast, and bestselling author of The Book of the Bizarre and Beyond Bizarre, introduces a new Weiser Books Collection of forgotten crypto-classics. Magical Creatures is a hair-raising herd of affordable digital editions, curated with Varla’s affectionate and unerring eye for the fantastic.

The story of the conception of Mary Shelly's Frankenstein is a tale well known to horror devotees. Lord ...

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Overview

Varla Ventura, fan favorite on Huffington Post’s Weird News, frequent guest on Coast to Coast, and bestselling author of The Book of the Bizarre and Beyond Bizarre, introduces a new Weiser Books Collection of forgotten crypto-classics. Magical Creatures is a hair-raising herd of affordable digital editions, curated with Varla’s affectionate and unerring eye for the fantastic.

The story of the conception of Mary Shelly's Frankenstein is a tale well known to horror devotees. Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and Mary Wollstonecraft (Shelley) were reading ghost stories aloud to one another one stormy night at Byron's lake house in Geneva, Switzerland. Byron prompted his partygoers to write a ghostly tale of their own. Out of this came the beginnings of one of the most famous horror novels of all time, Frankenstein, a Modern Prometheus. As it happened, John William Polidori was also there that fated night. Personal physician to Lord Byron and a writer as a past time, Polidori crafted The Vampyre, A Tale from a sketch of a story that Byron composed that same evening. Often wrongly advertised as a story by Byron himself, The Vampyre has remained a relatively obscure tale of terror. The first vampire story published in English, Polidori's work predates the seminal Bram Stoker's Dracula by more than seventy years.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781619400016
  • Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
  • Publication date: 10/15/2011
  • Series: Magical Creatures
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 187,485
  • File size: 289 KB

Meet the Author

John William Polidori (1795-1821) was a writer and medical doctor, most noted for being the personal physician to Lord Byron. He wrote the first vampire novel ever published in English, 70 years before Dracula. His sister married exiled Italian scholar Gabriele Rossetti, making John an uncle to Maria Francesca Rossetti, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Michael Rossetti and Christina Rossetti.

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Varla Ventura is the author of The Book of the Bizarre and Beyond Bizarre, and a lover of all things strange, freaky, and terrifying. She is the curator of the Weiser Magical Creatures and Paranormal Parlor series of e-books. Visit her at the Blog of the Bizarre: varlaventura.wordpress.com/

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    He shakes his head. Im sorry but ur to weak nobody would hink im cool or nottice me more if i killed a weakling like u. Yue understands that he means well but doesnt want to seem soft. He runs to mocha ad soul.

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