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John William Polidori – Wikipedia

He is known for his associations with the Romantic movement and credited by some as the creator of the vampire genre of fantasy fiction. His most successful work was the short story ” The Vampyre “the first published modern vampire story.

Although originally and erroneously accredited to Lord Byronboth Byron and Polidori affirmed that the story polidork Polidori’s. He had three brothers and four sisters.

William Michael Rossetti published Polidori’s journal in Polidori was one of the earliest pupils at the recently established Ampleforth College fromand inwent to the University of Edinburghwhere he wrote a thesis on sleepwalking and received his degree as a doctor of medicine on 1 Augustat age Polidori entered Lord Byron ‘s service as his personal physician and accompanied him on a trip through Europe. Publisher John Murray offered Polidori English pounds to keep a diary of their travels, which Polidori’s nephew William Michael Rossetti later edited.

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The Vampyre; a Tale by John William Polidori

One night in June, after the company had read aloud from Fantasmagorianaa French collection of German horror tales, Byron suggested they each write a ghost story. Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote “A Fragment of a Ghost Story” and wrote down five ghost stories recounted by Matthew Gregory “Monk” Lewispublished posthumously as the Journal at Geneva including ghost stories and on return to England,the journal entries beginning on 18 August Mary Shelley worked on fampyre tale with her husband that would later evolve into Frankenstein.

Polidori’s conversation with Percy Bysshe Shelley on 15 Juneas recounted in The Diaryis regarded as the origin or genesis of Frankenstein. They discussed principles, “the nature of the principle of life”: Afterwards, Shelley and I had a conversation about principles – whether man was to be thought merely an instrument.

Dismissed by Byron, Polidori traveled in Italy and then returned to England. His story, “The Vampyre”, which featured the main character Lord Jonnwas published in the April issue of New Monthly Magazine without his permission.

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Much to both his and Byron’s chagrin”The Vampyre” was released as a new work by Byron. Byron’s own vampire story “Fragment of a Novel” or “A Fragment” was published in in an attempt to clear up the confusion, but, for better or worse, “The Vampyre” continued to be attributed to him. Polidori’s long, Byron-influenced theological poem The Fall of the Angels was published anonymously in Polidori died in London on 24 Augustweighed down by depression and gambling debts.

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Despite strong evidence that he committed suicide by means of prussic acid cyanidethe coroner gave a verdict of death by natural causes.

His sister Charlotte transcribed Polidori’s diaries, but censored “peccant passages” and destroyed the original. Reprints of this book, The Diary of Dr.

John William Polidori,relating to Byron, Shelley, etc. Multiple films have depicted John Polidori, and the genesis of the Frankenstein and “Vampyre” stories in Additionally, Polidori’s name was used for a character in a television movie adaptation of Mary Shelley’s novel: The True Storyvampye by Jack Smight.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Polidori and the Genesis of Frankenstein. Thames and Hudson, Retrieved 25 November Fragment of a Novel Letters Memoirs. A Soap Opera johhn. The Vampire novella ” Fragment of a Novel “. Abovian Alencar Alfieri Andersen A. Retrieved from ” https: Views Read Edit View history. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikisource.

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