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The Castle of Otranto, Vathek, the Vampyre, and a Fragment of a Novel: Three Gothic Novels
E. F. Bleiler (Editor)
0486212327
June 1966
Paperback
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Book Description
Full texts Castle of Otranto, Walpole; Vathek, Beckford; The Vampyre, Polidori; Fragment of a Novel, Lord Byron.


The Vampyre and Other Tales of the Macabre
John Polidori
0192838946
Apr 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
John Polidori's classic tale "The Vampyre"(1819), was a product of the same ghost-story competition that produced Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. The present volume selects thirteen other tales of mystery and the macabre, including the works of James Hogg, J.S. LeFanu, Letitia Landon, Edward
Bulwer, and William Carelton. The introduction surveys the genesis and influence of "The Vampyre" and its central themes and techniques, while the Appendices contain material closely associated with its composition and publication, including Lord Byron's prose fragment "Augustus Darvell."


Vampyre & Ernestus Berchto -OS
John W. Polidori
0802005063
Dec 1993
Hardcover
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Three Vampire Tales: Dracula, Carmilla, and the Vampyre
John William Polidori
0618084908
February 2002
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description

Three classic works of vampire literature come together for the first time in one volume. Complementing the complete texts are background essays as well as additional selections by the three authors and others. Because the vampire novel has proven so influential in film, an extensive filmography is included.



Vampyre & Ernestus Berchto -OS
John W. Polidori
0802074650
Nov 1993
Paperback
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Polidori's Vampyre
John W. Polidori
1592248780
November 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
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. (Jacketless library hardcover.)


Polidori's Vampyre
John W. Polidori
1592248799
November 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
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.


Vampyre: And Other Writings
John William Polidori
185754787X
September 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
A fascinating but shadowy figure of Romanticism, John Polidori was the sensitive but fierce writer behind one of literature's most notorious characters—the vampyre. This short story reveals the seductive figure of evil, who continues to exert a powerful influence over popular culture and who cemented Polidori's status within the Gothic tradition. This collection also makes available many of Polidori's lesser-known and hard-to-find works, including a medical thesis on nightmares, an essay on the source of pleasures, poetry and personal diaries, and the novel Modern Oedipus. These works combine to help illuminate and deepen the reader's understanding of Romanticism and the Gothic.


Lord Ruthven the Vampire
John William Polidori
1932983104
September 2004
Paperback
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The Vampyre
John Polidori
1846372828
January 2006
Paperback
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Gothic and Gender: An Introduction
Donna Heiland
0631200495
August 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Gothic novels tell terrifying stories of patriarchal societies that thrive on the oppression or even outright sacrifice of women and others. Donna Heiland's Gothic and Gender offers a historically informed theoretical introduction to key gothic narratives from a feminist perspective.The book concentrates primarily on fiction from the 1760s through the 1840s, exploring the work of Horace Walpole, Clara Reeve, Sophia Lee, Matthew Lewis, Charlotte Dacre, Charles Maturin, Ann Radcliffe, William Godwin, Mary Wollstonecraft, Mary Shelley, John Polidori, James Malcolm Rymer, Emily Brontë, Charlotte Brontë, Charlotte Smith, and Charles Brockden Brown. The final chapter looks at contemporary fiction and its relation to the gothic, including an exploration of Margaret Atwood's The Blind Assassin and Ann-Marie...


Gothic and Gender: An Introduction
Donna Heiland
0631200509
June 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Gothic novels tell terrifying stories of patriarchal societies that thrive on the oppression or even outright sacrifice of women and others. Donna Heiland's Gothic and Gender offers a historically informed theoretical introduction to key gothic narratives from a feminist perspective.The book concentrates primarily on fiction from the 1760s through the 1840s, exploring the work of Horace Walpole, Clara Reeve, Sophia Lee, Matthew Lewis, Charlotte Dacre, Charles Maturin, Ann Radcliffe, William Godwin, Mary Wollstonecraft, Mary Shelley, John Polidori, James Malcolm Rymer, Emily Brontë, Charlotte Brontë, Charlotte Smith, and Charles Brockden Brown. The final chapter looks at contemporary fiction and its relation to the gothic, including an exploration of Margaret Atwood's The Blind Assassin and Ann-Marie...


El Vampiro y Otros Cuentos
Alejandro Dumas
987211420X
Mar 2004
(Paperback) - Spanish
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Las piadosas (The Merciful Women)
Federico Andahazi
9500714582
November 1998
Paperback
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From Library Journal
As in El anatomista, Andahazi explores sexuality. Here, he constructs a modern gothic novel in which the intrigue involves both memorable characters and plot. Dr. Polidori, the protagonist, is both the hero and victim in this novel. The backdrop is familiar: Lord Byron and his colleagues in the summer of 1816. Consumed by envy of his employer, Lord Byron, and the poet's literary friends, Polidori strikes a deal with a monster in the guise of a woman. By following Polidori's descent into madness, the reader discovers the true nature and the consequences of the pact he has made. A powerful story, recommended for public and academic libraries with a large Spanish collection.-Libbhy Romero Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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