The Vampyre: A Tale.

The Vampyre: A Tale.

by John William Polidori

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789353369972
Publisher: Astral International Pvt. Ltd.
Publication date: 07/08/2019
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.08(d)

About the Author





John William Polidori (7 September 1795 - 24 August 1821) was an English writer and physician. He is known for his associations with the Romantic movement and credited by some as the creator of the vampire genre of fantasy fiction. His most successful work was the short story "The Vampyre" (1819), the first published modern vampire story. Although originally and erroneously accredited to Lord Byron, both Byron and Polidori affirmed that the story is Polidori's.




John William Polidori was born in London, the oldest son of Gaetano Polidori, an Italian political émigré scholar, and Anna Maria Pierce, an English governess. He had three brothers and four sisters.




His sister, Frances Polidori, married exiled Italian scholar Gabriele Rossetti, and thus John was the uncle of Maria Francesca Rossetti, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Michael Rossetti, and Christina Georgina Rossetti, though they were born after his death. William Michael Rossetti published Polidori's journal in 1911.




Polidori was one of the earliest pupils at recently established Ampleforth College from 1804, and in 1810, went to the University of Edinburgh, where he wrote a thesis on sleepwalking and received his degree as a doctor of medicine on 1 August 1815, at age 19.

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Vampyre; A Tale 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the earliest vampire tales. Very entertaining. A fabulous read!
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