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The Vampyre
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Createspace Independent Pub
Publication date February 9, 2012
Pages 38
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781470054571
ISBN-10 1470054574
Dimensions 0.10 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Original list price $12.95
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: John Polidori's novella 'The Vampyre' had its genesis in the famous 'Year Without a Summer' (1816), when Lord Byron challenged a group of his friends to each write a chilling horror story (Mary Shelley's 'Frankenstein' also emerged from this session). Polidori's work was highly influential, and has been described as "the first story successfully to fuse the disparate elements of vampirism into a coherent literary genre." It was a major influence on Bram Stoker's 'Dracula'.

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Paperback
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from Createspace Independent Pub (July 16, 2015)
9781515014591 | details & prices | 54 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 0.13 in. | List price $5.99
from Createspace Independent Pub (July 26, 2014)
9781500659394 | details & prices | 28 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.07 in. | List price $7.00
About: "The Vampyre" was the first vampire story in English prose, and as such had a wide-ranging influence, almost singlehandedly creating the now-popular image of the vampire as an aristocratic seducer.
from Createspace Independent Pub (July 26, 2014)
9781500659547 | details & prices | 62 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.14 in. | List price $9.00
About: The Vampyre is interesting historically because of its portrayal of Lord Ruthven as a mysterious, pale-faced aristocratic figure who preys on innocent young ladies, which is the way many future vampires would be described (vampires of folklore had generally been described as hideous-looking monsters).
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from Createspace Independent Pub (February 9, 2012)
9781470054571 | details & prices | 38 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.10 in. | List price $12.95
About: John Polidori's novella 'The Vampyre' had its genesis in the famous 'Year Without a Summer' (1816), when Lord Byron challenged a group of his friends to each write a chilling horror story (Mary Shelley's 'Frankenstein' also emerged from this session).

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