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The Vampyre and Other Tales of the Macabre…

The Vampyre and Other Tales of the Macabre (Oxford World's Classics) (edition 1997)

by John Polidori (Editor)

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Polidori's tale of 'The Vampyre' introduced the vampire into British fiction. It is presented here with 13 other tales of the macabre first published between 1819 and 1838 by authors including Edward Bulwer, Letitia Landon and William Carleton.
Title:The Vampyre and Other Tales of the Macabre (Oxford World's Classics)
Authors:John Polidori
Info:Oxford University Press, USA (1997), Paperback
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An excellent collection of tales, most of which are new to me. Packed with enlightening explanatory notes and even a sliver of Byron.
While all the stories were enjoyable I highly recommend the offerings from Edward Bulwer, Letitia E. Landon and Allan Cunningham. ( )
  M.Rudd | Dec 19, 2017 |
Picked this up to read it to mark the bicentennial of the 1816 story competition that produced both the title tale here and Shelley's Frankenstein. Polidori's story isn't bad, but with a couple exceptions, the other stories collected here are not worth the time. Le Fanu's "Passage in the Secret History of an Irish Countess" is notable as a precursor to his Uncle Silas, and N. P. Willis' "My Hobby,—Rather" was creepy-good. ( )
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Morrison, RobertEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Baldick, ChrisEditormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Bulwer, EdwardContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Carleton, WilliamContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cunningham, AllanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gore, CatherineContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Landon, Letitia E.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Le Fanu, Joseph SheridanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lever, Charles JamesContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Polidori, John WilliamContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Smith, HoraceContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Willis, N. P.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bulwer-Lytton, EdwardContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fanu, J. Sheridan LeContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gilbert, Anne YvonneIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gore, CatherineContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hawthorne, NathanielContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hoffmann, E.T.A.Contributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hogg, JamesContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Irving, WashingtonContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Landon, Letitia E.Contributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Maturin, CharlesContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Morrison, RobertEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Poe, Edgar AllanContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Scott, Sir WalterContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Shelley, MaryContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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