History Literature / TheVampyre

13th Jun '17 9:30:03 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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The plot concerns Lord Ruthven[[note]]In real life, a title belonging to a prominent Scottish family, among other things[[/note]], a nobleman, and Aubrey, his traveling companion. In Greece, Aubrey learns about vampires from a girl he falls in love with, who is later killed by one. Ruthven dies, and makes Aubrey swear not to tell anyone about his death for a year and a day. When Aubrey returns to England, however, he finds Ruthven alive and well, and courting his sister. [[spoiler:Aubrey falls ill under the stress of keeping his oath. He dies shortly after revealing that Ruthven is a vampire, too late to save his sister.]]

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The plot concerns Lord Ruthven[[note]]In real life, a title belonging to a prominent Scottish family, among other things[[/note]], a nobleman, and Aubrey, his traveling companion. In Greece, Aubrey learns about vampires from a girl he falls in love with, who is later killed by one. Ruthven dies, and makes Aubrey swear not to tell anyone about his death for a year and a day. When Aubrey returns to England, however, he finds Ruthven [[BackFromTheDead alive and well, well]], and courting his sister. [[spoiler:Aubrey falls ill under the stress of keeping his oath. He dies shortly after revealing that Ruthven is a vampire, too late to save his sister.]]
21st May '16 4:03:39 PM GothicProphet
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* GenrePopularizer: Vampire fiction.
22nd Mar '16 2:18:23 PM margdean56
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As a matter of historical interest, Polidori wrote ''The Vampyre'' while holed up in a villa on the shores of Lake Geneva whiling away the extremely unpleasant [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Year_Without_a_Summer summer of 1816]] with two of Lord Byron's other friends: Percy Byssche Shelley and his wife, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. The latter produced ''Literature/{{Frankenstein}}'' on the same trip.

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As a matter of historical interest, Polidori wrote ''The Vampyre'' while holed up in a villa on the shores of Lake Geneva whiling away the extremely unpleasant [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Year_Without_a_Summer summer of 1816]] with two of Lord Byron's other friends: Percy Byssche Bysshe Shelley and his wife, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. The latter produced ''Literature/{{Frankenstein}}'' on the same trip.
16th Feb '16 11:10:32 AM eroock
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[[http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/6087 "The Vampyre" by John William Polidori]], published in April 1819, was the first English prose vampire story and set off a craze of vampire fiction. It began as a [[http://www.sff.net/people/DoyleMacdonald/l_frag.htm fragment of a novel]] by Creator/LordByron and was adapted into a short story by Polidori, who had been Byron's personal physician. It was published with an attribution to Lord Byron -- probably on purpose, for the sake of selling more copies, as the misattribution stuck long after both Polidori and Byron corrected it.

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[[http://www.''[[http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/6087 "The Vampyre" The Vampyre]]'' by John William Polidori]], Polidori, published in April 1819, was the first English prose vampire story and set off a craze of vampire fiction. It began as a [[http://www.sff.net/people/DoyleMacdonald/l_frag.htm fragment of a novel]] by Creator/LordByron and was adapted into a short story by Polidori, who had been Byron's personal physician. It was published with an attribution to Lord Byron -- probably on purpose, for the sake of selling more copies, as the misattribution stuck long after both Polidori and Byron corrected it.
28th Dec '14 7:39:10 PM karstovich2
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As a matter of historical interest, Polidori wrote ''The Vampyre'' while holed up in a villa on the shores of Lake Geneva whiling away the extremely unpleasant [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Year_Without_a_Summer summer of 1816]] with two of Lord Byron's other friends: Percy Byssche Shelley and his wife, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. The latter produced ''Literature/{{Frankenstein}}'' on the same trip.
12th Sep '13 10:23:51 AM UltimateParagon
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6th Aug '13 4:07:14 AM Korodzik
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The plot concerns Lord Ruthven[[hottip:*: In real life, a title belonging to a prominent Scottish family, among other things]], a nobleman, and Aubrey, his traveling companion. In Greece, Aubrey learns about vampires from a girl he falls in love with, who is later killed by one. Ruthven dies, and makes Aubrey swear not to tell anyone about his death for a year and a day. When Aubrey returns to England, however, he finds Ruthven alive and well, and courting his sister. [[spoiler:Aubrey falls ill under the stress of keeping his oath. He dies shortly after revealing that Ruthven is a vampire, too late to save his sister.]]

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The plot concerns Lord Ruthven[[hottip:*: In Ruthven[[note]]In real life, a title belonging to a prominent Scottish family, among other things]], things[[/note]], a nobleman, and Aubrey, his traveling companion. In Greece, Aubrey learns about vampires from a girl he falls in love with, who is later killed by one. Ruthven dies, and makes Aubrey swear not to tell anyone about his death for a year and a day. When Aubrey returns to England, however, he finds Ruthven alive and well, and courting his sister. [[spoiler:Aubrey falls ill under the stress of keeping his oath. He dies shortly after revealing that Ruthven is a vampire, too late to save his sister.]]
11th Jul '13 11:15:31 AM TamiTam
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* VampiresAreSexGods: Mild and implied. Lord Ruthven is "seductive" and women are easily infatuated by his charms. Its also notable that [[spoiler: Aubrey's sister dies on her honeymoon with Lord Ruthven.]]
30th Mar '13 1:19:46 AM LordGro
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Lord Ruthven is widely considered to be based on Lord Byron.



* TakeThat: Lord Ruthven is widely considered to be based on Lord Byron.
** Also one from Byron to Polidori: In an attempt to correct the misattribution of the story, Byron wrote, "I desire the responsibility of nobody’s dullness but my own."

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* TakeThat: Lord Ruthven is widely considered to be based on Lord Byron.
** Also one from Byron to Polidori:
In an attempt to correct the misattribution of the story, authorship to him, Byron wrote, wrote about ''The Vampyre'', "I desire the responsibility of nobody’s dullness but my own."
21st Nov '12 9:07:10 PM Winter
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The plot concerns Lord Ruthven[[hottip:*: In real life, a prominent Scottish family, among other things]], a nobleman, and Aubrey, his traveling companion. In Greece, Aubrey learns about vampires from a girl he falls in love with, who is later killed by one. Ruthven dies, and makes Aubrey swear not to tell anyone about his death for a year and a day. When Aubrey returns to England, however, he finds Ruthven alive and well, and courting his sister. [[spoiler:Aubrey falls ill under the stress of keeping his oath. He dies shortly after revealing that Ruthven is a vampire, too late to save his sister.]]

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The plot concerns Lord Ruthven[[hottip:*: In real life, a title belonging to a prominent Scottish family, among other things]], a nobleman, and Aubrey, his traveling companion. In Greece, Aubrey learns about vampires from a girl he falls in love with, who is later killed by one. Ruthven dies, and makes Aubrey swear not to tell anyone about his death for a year and a day. When Aubrey returns to England, however, he finds Ruthven alive and well, and courting his sister. [[spoiler:Aubrey falls ill under the stress of keeping his oath. He dies shortly after revealing that Ruthven is a vampire, too late to save his sister.]]
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