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Polidori, John William 1795-1821

Overview
Works: 122 works in 399 publications in 13 languages and 8,498 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biography  Gothic fiction  Horror fiction  Diaries  Horror tales  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama 
Roles: Author, Other, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Lyricist
Classifications: PR3757.W2, 823.6
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The vampire by John William Polidori( Book )

134 editions published between 1819 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the conception of Mary Shelly's Frankenstein is a tale well known to horror devotees. Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and Mary Wollstonecraft (Shelley) were reading ghost stories aloud to one another one stormy night at Byron's lake house in Geneva, Switzerland. Byron prompted his partygoers to write a ghostly tale of their own. Out of this came the beginnings of one of the most famous horror novels of all time, Frankenstein, a Modern Prometheus. As it happened, John William Polidori was also there that fated night. Personal physician to Lord Byron and a writer as a past time, Polidori crafted The Vampyre, A Tale from a sketch of a story that Byron composed that same evening. Often wrongly advertised as a story by Byron himself, The Vampyre has remained a relatively obscure tale of terror. The first vampire story published in English, Polidori's work predates the seminal Bram Stoker's Dracula by more than seventy years
The vampyre ; and, Ernestus Berchtold, or, The modern Oedipus : collected fiction of John William Polidori by John William Polidori( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The vampyre and other writings by John William Polidori( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"So Polidori (1795-1821) records one of the most famous storytelling evenings in English literature, the stormy night at the Villa Diodati that was the source of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and his own tale The Vampyre, as well as his Gothic novel Ernestus Berchtold. Polidori's still-compelling works, included here in full, created figures of seductive evil that continue to exert a powerful hold over literature and popular culture. In addition, this collection makes available some of Polidori's lesser-known works such as his medical thesis on nightmares, his essay on the death penalty, his poetry and diary. Many of these have not been republished since the nineteenth century."
The diary of Dr. John William Polidori, 1816, relating to Byron, Shelley, etc by John William Polidori( Book )

17 editions published between 1911 and 2014 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The vampyre, and other tales of the macabre by John William Polidori( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The vampyre : a tale ; and Ernestus Berchtold, or, The modern Oedipus by John William Polidori( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contes de vampires by John William Polidori( Book )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in French and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The vampyre, and other works : selected writings by John William Polidori( Book )

4 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole( Book )

3 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

THE CASTLE OF OTRANTO BY HORACE WALPOLE; VATHEK BY WILLIAM BECKFORD; THE VAMPYRE BY JOHN POLIDORI; AND A FRAGMENT OF A NOVEL BY LORD BYRON
Después del crepúsculo : los mejores cuentos de vampiros( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in Spanish and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ernestus Berchtold; or, the modern Œdipus. : a tale. by John William Polidori( Book )

9 editions published in 1819 in English and German and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le vampire : récit by John William Polidori( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in French and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The vampyre, the werewolf and other gothic tales of horror by John William Polidori( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ximenes, the wreath : and other poems by John William Polidori( Book )

4 editions published in 1819 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sketches illustrative of the manners and costumes of France, Switzerland, and Italy by Richard Bridgens( Book )

2 editions published in 1821 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fall of the angels a sacred poem by John William Polidori( )

2 editions published in 1821 in Undetermined and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Polidori's vampyre by John William Polidori( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lives of the Caesars by Suetonius( Book )

1 edition published in 1738 in Italian and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Suetonius' graphic account of the death of Julius Caesar is only one of many extraordinary scenes in Lives of the Caesars, a series of twelve biographies of Roman emperors beginning with Julius Caesar and ending with Domitian. As a fund of fascinating often outrageous anecdotes, Suetonius' work is unrivalled: Caligula's plan to make his horse consul, Nero singing while Rome burns, tales of adultery, perversion, murder - every vice is exposed and recorded. Less celebrated but equally significant are the edifying descriptions of Augustus' splendid redevelopment of the city of Rome, and Titus' decision to put the state before his love for Berenice. Suetonius' accounts of the achievements and eccentricities of emperors, as well as being highly entertaining, give us valuable insights into the exercise of imperial power in ancient Rome." "This new translation sets the Lives in the literary and political contexts in which they were written."--Jacket
The diary of Dr. John William Polidori, 1816, relating to Bryron, Shelley, etc. by John William Polidori( Book )

2 editions published in 1911 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diary, 1816, relating to Byron, Shelley, etc. Edited and elucidated by William Michael Rossetti by John William Polidori( Book )

3 editions published in 1911 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The vampyre ; and, Ernestus Berchtold, or, The modern Oedipus : collected fiction of John William Polidori
Alternative Names
John Polidori britischer Schriftsteller

John Polidori britisk skribent

John Polidori brittisk författare

John Polidori écrivain britannique

John Polidori scrittore e medico britannico

John William Polidori britisk skribent

John William Polidori Brits schrijver

Polidori, John

Polidori John 1795-1821

Polidori, John W. 1795-1821

Polidori, John William

Polidori, John William 1785-1821

Джон Полідорі

Полидори Д. В. 1795-1821

Полидори, Джон

ポリドリ

ポリドリ, J

約翰·威廉·波里道利

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The vampyre ; and, Ernestus Berchtold, or, The modern Oedipus : collected fiction of John William PolidoriThe vampyre and other writingsThe vampyre, and other tales of the macabreThe vampyre : a tale ; and Ernestus Berchtold, or, The modern OedipusThe castle of OtrantoDespués del crepúsculo : los mejores cuentos de vampirosThe vampyre, the werewolf and other gothic tales of horrorPolidori's vampyre