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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Polidori’s fe The history of this short story might be even more intriguing than the actual writing itself. But the pure evil for evil’s sake vampire was kind of fun, I will admit.

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Too bad the narrator is so insufferable. Byron even released his own Ell of a Novel in an attempt to clear up the mess, but, for better or worse, “The Vampyre” continued to be attributed to him. Amaranda rated it really ed it Mar 05, Much to both his and Byron’s chagrin”The Vampyre” was released as a new work by Byron.

Polidori is said to have been inspired from an abandoned work of Byron himself and had allegedly based the character of Lord Ruthven on him. My fascination rests with the creature of the undead, shrouded in darkness and legend, surrounded by hushed voices and hear-says I love vampires. Had it not been for Polidori’s discussion with Byron and Shelley about galvanism, perhaps we wouldn’t have Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus. This is a historical moment. This probably runs in the same strain of thoughts, as my undying love yes.

The Gampiro lays the groundwork and establishes many of the themes that we have now come to associate with this legend. Initially compelling but ominous, he eventually drives Aubrey to suffering, self-doubt, and social isolation; it’s an effective, claustrophobic gothic nightmare, not undercut by the text’s brevity, predictability, or unremarkable writing. Polidori has inspired many of the authors who have written about vampires Stoker, Le Fanu and for this reason the book deserves to be read, but for me it didn’t work so well.

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Mary Shelley worked on a tale that would later evolve into Frankenstein. He wants to use people for his benefit. Polidori makes a number of plot changes from the fragment that Byron started that render the events nonsense.

Nayely Wl marked it as to-read Nov 12, Neither of them wanted it to be published, but nevertheless, it was. The polidork here is Lord Ruthven, who is everything one can ask of a non-sparkling vampire. The Vampire novella ” Fragment of a Novel “. Too late, and Aubrey’s sister is doomed. He later produced this literary treatment of the vampire legend the first one to be published in English using Byron’s story, which the famed poet started but left incomplete, as a basis, but re-writing it completely.

All the mental torture did nothing for me.

Thus it is a classic of both gothic and vampire fiction. Adelaida Loukota popidori it liked it Sep 27, Note, April 13, It is difficult to get involved in this story, more like a sketch, which could have been a good novel, enriched with details, dialogues, and a fastest pace. My copy includes an incredibly short 5 pages fragment by Byron himself, from which Polidori based his Vampyre.

Fragment of a Novel Letters Memoirs. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Oct 03, Annie rated it liked it Shelves: Lists with This Book. He was one of the earliest pupils at recen 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. Later printings removed Byron’s name and added Polidori’s name to the title page.

For all of that, it’s quite good, it just needs an extra layer of polish and a defter hand with words. Polidori’s Lord Ruthven was not only the first vampire in English fiction, but was also the first fictional vampire in the form we recognize today—an aristocratic fiend who preys among high society. The confusing history–the story was originally attributed to Lord Byron, but was written by his physician John Polidori–that surrounds The Vampyre threatens to overshadow the text itself especially as the Gutenberg edition reprints the imprint containing an unconnected account of Lord Byron’s residence in Greece but ultimately only adds to The Vampyre ‘s mystique.


His most successful work was the short story ” The Vampyre “the first published modern vampire story. Before drawing his last breath, he makes the odd request that Aubrey keep his death and crimes secret for a year and a day. Regarding my first pic above, I want to say again Polidori entered Lord Byron’s service as his personal physician, and accompanied Byron on a trip through Europe. Print Periodical and Paperback. My vampire has hair growing out of his palms and calls sweetly to the wolves at midnight.

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The Vampyre

Lo que daba miedo en el siglo XIX probablemente no de miedo ahora. Ruthven reminds Aubrey of his oath to keep his death a secret. Alejandro Valdes marked it as to-read Aug 13, This book polidor not yet featured on Listopia. A number of films have depicted John Polidori and the genesis of the Frankenstein and “Vampyre” stories in