JOHN WILLIAM POLIDORI THE VAMPYRE PDF

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He had three brothers and four sisters. He was one of the earliest pupils at recently established Ampleforth College from , and 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 In Dr. At John William Polidori was an Italian English physician and writer, known for his associations with the Romantic movement and credited by some as the creator of the vampire genre of fantasy fiction. One night in June, after the company had read aloud from the Tales of the Dead, a collection of horror tales, Byron suggested that they each write a ghost story.

Mary Shelley worked on a tale that would later evolve into Frankenstein. Byron wrote and quickly abandoned a fragment of a story, which Polidori used later as the basis for his own tale, The Vampyre, the first vampire story published in English. Rather than use the crude, bestial vampire of folklore as a basis for his story, Polidori based his character on Byron. Polidori named the character "Lord Ruthven" as a joke. Dismissed by Byron, Polidori travelled in Italy and then returned to England.

Byron even released his own Fragment of a Novel in an attempt to clear up the mess, but, for better or worse, "The Vampyre" continued to be attributed to him. His long, Byron-influenced theological poem The Fall of the Angels, was published anonymously in He died in August , weighed down by depression and gambling debts. Despite strong evidence that he committed suicide by means of prussic acid, the coroner gave a verdict of death by natural causes.

His sister Charlotte made a transcription of his Diaries, but censored "peccant passages" and destroyed the original. A reprint of this book, The diary of Dr. Another reprint by the same title was printed by Norwood Editions Norwood, Pa. He also appears as a minor and unsympathetic character in the Tim Powers horror novel The Stress o

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Aubrey accompanies Ruthven to Rome , but leaves him after Ruthven seduces the daughter of a mutual acquaintance. Ianthe tells Aubrey about the legends of the vampire. Ruthven arrives at the scene and shortly thereafter Ianthe is killed by a vampire. Aubrey does not connect Ruthven with the murder and rejoins him in his travels. The pair are attacked by bandits and Ruthven is mortally wounded. 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. Looking back, Aubrey realizes that everyone whom Ruthven met ended up suffering.

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He had three brothers and four sisters. He was one of the earliest pupils at recently established Ampleforth College from , and 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 In Dr. At John William Polidori was an Italian English physician and writer, known for his associations with the Romantic movement and credited by some as the creator of the vampire genre of fantasy fiction. One night in June, after the company had read aloud from the Tales of the Dead, a collection of horror tales, Byron suggested that they each write a ghost story. Mary Shelley worked on a tale that would later evolve into Frankenstein.

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