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The Vampyre and Other Tales of the Macabre


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Introduction Note on the Text Select Bibliography Chronology of the Magazines John Polidori: The Vampyre Horace Smith: Sir Guy Eveling's Dream William Carleton: Confessions of a Reformed Ribbonman Edward Bulwer Allan Cunningham: The Master of Logan Anonymous: The Victim James Hogg: Some Terrible Letters from Scotland Anonymous: The Curse Anonymous: Life in Death N. P.Willis: My Hobby - Rather Catherine Gore: The Red Man Charles Lever: Post-Mortem Recollections of a Medical Lecturer Letitia E. Landon: The Bride of Lindorf Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu: Passage in the Secret History of an Irish Countess Appendix A: Preliminaries for `The Vampyre' Appendix B: John Polidori, Note on the Vampyre Appendix C: Lord Byron: `Augustus Darvell' Biographical Notes, Explanatory Notes

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Chris Baldick is Head of English at Goldsmith's College, University of London. Robert Morrison is Associate Professor of English at Acadia University, Canada.


`Moving effortlessly from folklore to melodrama, the Introduction assesses the position that Polidori's story . . . We may not be ableto recover the experience of the origianl readers, but we can be grateful to the editors for bringing back to life tales that are not only of academic interest but which still exert their own nightmarish fascination' Studies in Hogg and his World

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