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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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El vampiro y otros cuentos

Polidori transformed the vampire from a character in folklore into the form that is recognized today—an aristocratic fiend who preys among high society. Much to both his and Byron’s chagrin, “The Vampyre” was released as a new work by Byron. Views Read Edit View history.

Back then, giving someone your word was probably something highly valued and irreversible. He was one of the polidodi pupils at recently established Ampleforth College fromand 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 However, the actions of characters became illogical after that incident.

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Mary Shelley is no longer identified as the novel’s sole author. The writing is excellent, the tension remains high throughout and the ending is very tasty. Mary Shelley wrote “Frankenstein” and Polidori used Byron’s discarded attempt and wrote “The vampyre”.

Polidori and the Genesis of Frankenstein. It’s interesting to know that while Lord Ruthven does fulfill the traditional model of a vampire, he’s an aristocrat with strange hypnotic and powers of attraction, but he is immune to the sun. Dec 05, Huda Aweys rated it it was ok Shelves: Although originally and erroneously accredited to Lord Byronboth Byron and Polidori affirmed that the story is Polidori’s. Retrieved 25 November An epic poet as Mary Shelley’s co-author. Vampior that such a short story 20 pages in the book I read can be so influential.


Rather than use the crude, bestial vampire of folklore as a basis for his story, Polidori based his character on Byron. Polidori was the first to introduce the vampire as a character, an individual instead of a myth, and Ruthven is as much a social as a spiritual and physical predator.

Nearly everything that followed in the English language can be traced back to here. About John William Polidori. Abovian Alencar Alfieri Andersen A. This is one of the first published stories relating to vampyre’s.

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Ruthven then begins to seduce Aubrey’s sister while Aubrey, helpless to protect his sister, has a nervous breakdown. Jun 27, Perry Lake rated it really liked it Shelves: Aubrey then goes back to England to protect his young sister from Ruthven. 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. Una lettura doverosa per polidoir amanti del genere.

Julieta added it Sep 29, The Vampyr lays the groundwork and establishes many of the themes that we have now come to associate with this legend. 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. The Vampyre is a product of its age, limited in retrospect but groundbreaking at the time–and still accessible, in part because of its length and in part because of its enjoyable gothic tendencies.

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. Then things turn and the vampire starts haunting the main character.


Initially, the author was given as Lord Byron. Lord Byron to Count DraculaLondon: The bones of the story are good, but the writing itself is less than exciting. La pluma del autor fluye bastante bien, el relato emociona y sorprende.

Everyone wants This is one of those weird bits of fiction where the story behind its creation is actually more interesting than the work itself: Lord Byron and Percy Shelley discarded their stories, perhaps because they thought nothing could compare to poetry.

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 m The young Lord Aubrey meets the strange and compelling Lord Ruthven, who seems to spread moral and mortal suffering wherever he goes.

He doesn’t want to be a nice person. The history of this short story might be even more intriguing than the actual writing itself. He is known for his associations with the Romantic movement and credited by some as the creator of the vampire genre of fantasy fiction. Some even went so far as to say that it was Byron’s greatest work.

The pair is attacked by bandits and Ruthven is mortally wounded. His companion was profuse in his liberality; — the idle, the vagabond, and poliodri beggar, received from his hand more than enough to relieve their immediate wants.

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