The Vampyre: A Tale
By John William Polidori
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The Vampyre: A Tale is based on a fragment written by Lord Byron in 1816 during a gathering of author friends who, trapped inside due to bad weather, decided to write ghost stories. It was the first vampire story in English prose, and as such had a wide-ranging influence, almost single-handedly creating the now-popular image of the vampire as an aristocratic seducer.
John William Polidori (1838-1926)
Edwin A. Abbott was a UK clergyman, academic and writer who wrote one novel. Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions describes characters in a two-dimensional world and explores the nature of dimensions, mathematics and perception. He died, aged 87.
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26 Nov 2015
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