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The Vampyre

A Tale

The Vampyre by John William Polidori
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The Vampyre is a short story written by John William Polidori and first published in 1819. Christopher Frayling wrote that it was "the first story successfully to fuse the disparate elements of vampirism into a coherent literary genre." The work quickly became a popular success, exploiting the public's penchant for gothic horror and transforming the mythology of the vampire from a creature of folklore to an aristocratic fiend preying on society.

The Floating Press; May 2009
ISBN 9781775411048
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Title: The Vampyre
Author: John William Polidori
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