The Vampyre, and Other Tales of the Macabre

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CHRONOLOGY OF THE MAGAZINES
1796 Feb. Monthly Magazine established, edited by John Aikin.
1814 Feb. New Monthly Magazine established, edited by John Watkins .
1817 Oct. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine established, edited by William Blackwood.
1819 Apr. John William Polidori's The Vampyre in the New Monthly; James Hogg's The Shepherd's Calendar in Blackwood's (thirteen instalments ending in Apr. 1828).
1820 Jan. London Magazine established, edited by John Scott. June. William Hazlitt's Table Talk in the London (thirteen instalments ending in Dec. 1821); John Galt's The Ayrshire Legatees in Blackwood's (eight instalments ending in Feb. 1821). Aug. Charles Lamb's Essays of Elia in the London (twenty- eight instalments ending in Nov. 1822).
1821 Jan. Thomas Campbell becomes editor of the New Monthly. Feb. John Scott of the London is killed in a duel after weeks of feuding between Blackwood's and the London. Sept. Thomas De Quincey's Confessions of an English Opium- Eater in the London (second instalment Oct. 1821).
1822 Mar. J. G. Lockhart's Noctes Ambrosianae in Blackwood's (seventy-one instalments ending in Feb. 1835; most written by John Wilson, with help from several others).
1824 Jan. Hazlitt's "'The Spirits of the Age'" in the New Monthly (five instalments ending in June 1824).
1826 Jan. Stendhal's Sketches of Parisian Society, Politics and Liter-
ature
in the New Monthly (twenty-nine instalments ending in
July 1829).
1829 June. London Magazine ceases publication.
Sept. Michael Scott's Tom Cringle's Log in Blackwood's (twenty-
three instalments ending in Aug. 1833).
1830 Jan. William Carleton's "'Confessions of a Reformed Ribbon-
man'" in the Dublin Literary Gazette.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Acknowledgements vi
  • Introduction vii
  • Note on the Text xxiii
  • Select Bibliography xxv
  • Chronology of the Magazines xxvii
  • The Vampyre 3
  • Sir Guy Eveling''s Dream 25
  • Confessions of a Reformed Ribbonman 33
  • Monos and Daimonos 53
  • The Master of Logan 63
  • The Victim 87
  • Some Terrible Letters from Scotland 99
  • The Curse 113
  • Life in Death 129
  • My Hobby,--Rather 139
  • The Red Man 143
  • Post-Mortem Reflections of a Medical Lecturer 165
  • The Bride of Lindorf 175
  • Passage in the Secret History of an Irish Countess 201
  • Appendix A- PRELIMINARIES FOR THE VAMPYRE 235
  • Appendix B- NOTE ON THE VAMPYRE 244
  • Appendix C- AUGUSTUS DARVELL 246
  • Biographical Notes 253
  • Explanatory Notes 257
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