The Vampyre, and Other Tales of the Macabre

Synopsis

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."

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Horace Smith
  • William Carleton
  • Edward Bulwer
  • Allan Cunningham
  • James Hogg
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Oxford
Publication year:
  • 1997

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