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The weather went from being beautiful to tempestuous: torrential thunderstorms plagued the Shelleys, Byron and Polidori. The weather -- along with the company and the eerie ambiance of the locale -- contributed to the genesis of _Frankenstein,_ Polidori's "The Vampyre," and, in all likelihood, modern weird fiction. On the night of June 16th, the group read aloud a collection of German ghost stories, _The Fantasmagoriana._ This inspired Byron to challenge the group to write a ghost story. Shelley wrote an forgettable story; Byron wrote a story fragment; and Polidori began the "The Vampyre", the first modern vampire tale.

Hardcover:

9781592248780 | Wildside Pr, November 1, 2002, cover price $24.95

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9781592248797 | Wildside Pr, November 1, 2002, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: The weather went from being beautiful to tempestuous: torrential thunderstorms plagued the Shelleys, Byron and Polidori.

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Product Description: THIS IS A VAMPIRE HORROR COOL COLLECTOR'S EDITION - PRINTED IN REALLY COOL MODERN GOTHIC AND CURSIVE FONTS THROUGHOUT. CHECK IT OUT WITH THE AMAZON SEARCH INSIDE FEATURE. The first fictional Vampire story ever written.

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9781441415684 | Createspace, August 26, 2009, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: THIS IS A VAMPIRE HORROR COOL COLLECTOR'S EDITION - PRINTED IN REALLY COOL MODERN GOTHIC AND CURSIVE FONTS THROUGHOUT.

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Paperback:

9786070703935 | Italian edition edition (Editorial Planeta Mexicana Sa De cv, May 20, 2010), cover price $7.95

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Product Description: The Vampyre A Tale John Polidori Top 100 Gothic Horror "The Vampyre" was first published on 1 April 1819 by Henry Colburn in the New Monthly Magazine with the false attribution "A Tale by Lord Byron". The name of the work's protagonist, "Lord Ruthven", added to this assumption, for that name was originally used in Lady Caroline Lamb's novel Glenarvon (from the same publisher), in which a thinly-disguised Byron figure was also named Lord Ruthven...read more

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9781500711542, titled "The Vampyre: A Tale" | Createspace Independent Pub, August 1, 2014, cover price $6.95 | About this edition: The Vampyre A Tale John Polidori Top 100 Gothic Horror "The Vampyre" was first published on 1 April 1819 by Henry Colburn in the New Monthly Magazine with the false attribution "A Tale by Lord Byron".
9781438503325, titled "The Vampyre a Tale" | Book Jungle, October 30, 2008, cover price $6.45

CD/Spoken Word:

9781491574010 | Mp3 una edition (Brilliance Audio, December 31, 2017), cover price $9.99 | also contains Vampire Horror!
9781501229404 | Mp3 una edition (Classic Collection, May 12, 2015), cover price $9.99 | also contains Vampire Horror!
9781491571880 | Unabridged edition (Brilliance Audio, September 16, 2014), cover price $14.99 | also contains Vampire Horror!

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"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. The story follows a young Englishman, Aubrey, traveling companion to the older Lord Ruthven. They travel to Rome together, but Aubrey is advised that his companion might have some evil lurking beneath his surface. He warns off a woman who might have become a victim of Ruthven's seduction and heads off on his own to Greece. There he falls in love with Ianthe, a Greek peasant from whom he learns the superstitions about vampires; but before their relationship can develop, Ianthe is killed by a vampire and Aubrey is attacked while trying to save her.

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9781515014591 | Createspace Independent Pub, July 16, 2015, cover price $5.99
9781500659394 | Createspace Independent Pub, July 26, 2014, cover price $7.00 | About this edition: "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.
9781500659547 | Createspace Independent Pub, July 26, 2014, cover price $9.00 | About this edition: 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).
9781470054571 | Createspace Independent Pub, February 9, 2012, cover price $12.95

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"The Vampyre" was first published on 1 April 1819 by Henry Colburn in the New Monthly Magazine with the false attribution "A Tale by Lord Byron". The name of the work's protagonist, "Lord Ruthven", added to this assumption, for that name was originally used in Lady Caroline Lamb's novel Glenarvon (from the same publisher), in which a thinly-disguised Byron figure was also named Lord Ruthven. Despite repeated denials by Byron and Polidori, the authorship often went unclarified. The tale was first published in book form by Sherwood, Neely, and Jones in London, Paternoster-Row, in 1819 in octavo as The Vampyre; A Tale in 84 pages. The notation on the cover noted that it was: "Entered at Stationers' Hall, March 27, 1819". Initially, the author was given as Lord Byron. Later printings removed Byron's name and added Polidori's name to the title page. The story was an immediate popular success, partly because of the Byron attribution and partly because it exploited the gothic horror predilections of the public. Polidori transformed the vampire from a character in folklore into the form that is recognized today—an aristocratic fiend who preys among high society

Paperback:

9781517506841 | Annotated edition (Createspace Independent Pub, September 25, 2015), cover price $5.99
9781482623765 | Createspace Independent Pub, February 23, 2013, cover price $6.99 | About this edition: "The Vampyre" was first published on 1 April 1819 by Henry Colburn in the New Monthly Magazine with the false attribution "A Tale by Lord Byron".

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