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The Vampyre

The Vampyre
Author: John William Polidori
Genre: Classics, Gothic, Dark Fantasy
Pages: 40
Summary from Goodreads (edited down and linked above):The Vampyre - is a short story written by John William Polidori and is a progenitor of the romantic vampire genre of fantasy fiction.

Polidori transformed the vampire from a character in folklore into the form we recognize today - an aristocratic fiend who preys among high society.

Comments: This is a quick, interesting read. It's nice to see the short story that inspired a lot of other vampire fiction (Dracula included!). It was a bit clunky for me to get through though but that's mainly because I don't particularly enjoy the style of writing that was used, but it was still short and good. Reading other reviews of it made me really want to read Carmilla now.

5 / 50 books. 10% done!

1547 / 15000 pages. 10% done!
Tags: classic, dark fantasy, gothic novels, vampires

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