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978-0-19-283291-7 / 0192832913

The Vampyre and Other Tales of the Macabre (Oxford World's Classics)

by Polidori, John

Publisher:Oxford University Press, USA

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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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."

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