[PDF] The Vampyre And Other Tales of the Macabre

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The Vampyre And Other Tales of the Macabre Read & download ¼ 107 NINGHAM The Master of LoganANONYMOUS The VictimJAMES HOGG Some Terrible Letters from ScotlandANONYMOUS The CurseANONYMOUS Life in DeathN P WILLIS My Hobby RatherCATHERINE GORE The Red ManCHARLES LEVER Post Mortem Recollections of a Medical LecturerLETITIA E LANDON The Bride of LindorfJOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU Passage in the Secret History of an Irish Conte. A joy to read The book aims to offer both the variety and thematic trends of early 19th century macabre fiction specifically those that did not appear in Blackwood s magazine Some are literary masterpieces some are curiosities what we d now call fan fiction was published at the time or something like it only it condensed the story rather than extending it The collection offers some of the first instances of true crime writing which were fiction but based on recent atrocities the reader would have been well aware of One of which William Carleton s Confessions of a Reformed Ribbonman has become one of my favorite horror stories of all time The introduction offers insight into how the vampire enters English consciousness and notes that Polidori s tale was not special in that it was the first with a vampire but the first with a vampire that was aristocratic a trend that for obvious reasons would become an English staple in both the Romantic and Victorian responses to the industrial revolution Both edifying and extremely entertaining I d recommend this book to anyone interested in the heyday of gothic magazine writing

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The Vampyre And Other Tales of the Macabre Read & download ¼ 107 John Polidori's classic tale The Vampyre 1819 was a product of the same ghost story competition that produced Mary Shelley's Frankenstein The present volume selects thirteen other tales of mystery and the macabre including the works of James Hogg JS LeFanu Letitia Landon Edward Bulwer and William Carelton The introduction surveys the genesis and influenc. My first encounter with Vampire stories was Bram Stroker s Dracula and then a year later Joseph Sheridan Is Fanu s Carmilla and this year John Polidori s The Vampyre I enjoyed all three but my favorite is Polidori s short story There is a sadness to all but to me The Vampyre is the most devastating of the three This short story was one of many written in the famous ghost story competition at Villa Diodati the famous Mary Shelley s Frankenstein was included Polidori was Lord Byron s personal physician and had Byron in mind for his main character Byron wrote Augustus Darvell but it was not completed it was thought that The Vampyre was Bryon s but that was proved to be Polidori s story In this collection the unfinished Augustus Darnell is included which has many similarities which is eery If you are looking for gothic vampire horrifying and grave robbing stories then the stories listed her will fit the bill There are three anonymous stories which all are wonderfully written The Victim The Curse and Life in DeathThe other stories Sir Guy Eveling s Dream by Horace Smith a ghost like storyConfessions of a Reformed Ribbonman by William Carleton a very very dark version that has an Ox Bow incident feelingMonos and Daimonos by Edward Bulwer ghost like storyThe Master of Logan by Allan Cunningham like Sir Guy s story but different spinSome Terrible Letters From Scotland by James Hogg cholera victims and burying the living thought deadN P Willis My Hobby Rather strange story regarding a corpseThe Red Man by Catherine Gore of a review under that titlePost Mortem Recollections of a Medical Lecturer another burying a live man The Bride of Lindorf by Letitia E Landon review under that titlePassage in the Secret History of an Irish Countess by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu review under that titleFootnotes and explanatory notes included and helpful Crown Prince Pregnant Bride Lost Princes of Ambria #3 introduction surveys the genesis and Crown Prince Pregnant BrideValentine Bride influenc. My first encounter with Vampire stories was Bram Stroker s Dracula and then a year later Joseph Sheridan Is Fanu s Carmilla and this year John Polidori s The Vampyre I enjoyed all three but my favorite This Kiss Made in Montana #12 is Polidori s short story There The Black Torch Anthology is a sadness to all but to me The Vampyre Cambridge IGCSE™ Malay as a First Language Teachers Guide is the most devastating of the three This short story was one of many written Albatross The True Story of a Woman's Survival at Sea in the famous ghost story competition at Villa Diodati the famous Mary Shelley s Frankenstein was Southern Comforts Fitzgerald House #1 included Polidori was Lord Byron s personal physician and had Byron Her Man From Shilo in mind for his main character Byron wrote Augustus Darvell but Course of Action it was not completed The Last Au Pair it was thought that The Vampyre was Bryon s but that was proved to be Polidori s story In this collection the unfinished Augustus Darnell Still Lake is The Dreamers included which has many similarities which Captive The Blackcoat Rebellion #2 is eery If you are looking for gothic vampire horrifying and grave robbing stories then the stories listed her will fit the bill There are three anonymous stories which all are wonderfully written The Victim The Curse and Life Tall Dark Collection in DeathThe other stories Sir Guy Eveling s Dream by Horace Smith a ghost like storyConfessions of a Reformed Ribbonman by William Carleton a very very dark version that has an Ox Bow Rookie K 9 Unit Collection Volume 2 incident feelingMonos and Daimonos by Edward Bulwer ghost like storyThe Master of Logan by Allan Cunningham like Sir Guy s story but different spinSome Terrible Letters From Scotland by James Hogg cholera victims and burying the living thought deadN P Willis My Hobby Rather strange story regarding a corpseThe Red Man by Catherine Gore of a review under that titlePost Mortem Recollections of a Medical Lecturer another burying a live man The Bride of Lindorf by Letitia E Landon review under that titlePassage Marvel Encyclopedia in the Secret History of an Irish Countess by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu review under that titleFootnotes and explanatory notes Guarding His Witness included and helpful

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The Vampyre And Other Tales of the Macabre Read & download ¼ 107 E of The Vampyre and its central themes and techniues while the Appendices contain material closely associated with its composition and publication including Lord Byron's prose fragment Augustus DarvellJOHN POLIDORI The VampyreHORACE SMITH Sir Guy Eveling's DreamWILLIAM CARLETON Confessions of a Reformed RibbonmanEDWARD BULWER Monos and DaimonosALLAN CUN. Bodysnatchers cholera curses and ghostsThis is a collection of fourteen stories that were first published in magazines between 1819 and 1838 The majority are from London s New Monthly but there are a few from other London and Dublin magazines This was a time when magazines were flourishing providing information and sensation to a readership hungry for entertainment The foreword tells me that this book deliberately omits the famous Edinburgh based Blackwood magazine because Oxford World s Classics had already published a separate collection of them The title story The Vampyre by John Polidori arose out of the same evening of ghost story telling that inspired Mary Shelley s Frankenstein and was the first literary portrayal of what would become the modern vampire hence its star billingI found this an intriguing collection different in tone to the usual horror anthology Although some of the stories have a ghostly or otherwise supernatural element many of them are strictly about human horrors and they re often related in some way to events of the time For example James Hogg s contribution Some Terrible Letters from Scotland arises from the cholera epidemic which killed thousands of Scots in 1831 2 while William Carleton s Confessions of a Reformed Ribbonman is based on a real life lynching the Ribbonmen were a secret organisation of Irish nationalists More than one of the stories has been influenced by the true life story of Burke and Hare who robbed graves and murdered people to supply bodies for anatomy students And there s a good sprinkling of Scottish and Irish stories which pleased my Celtic heartMacabre is undoubtedly the right word for the collection some of the stories are fairly gruesome with a proliferation of corpses and anatomists popping up than once and the ones based on real events have an added grimness for knowing that Madness when it appears is not always of the Poe esue high Gothic variety but of the realistic murderer type and is therefore chilling than scary perhaps A couple of them were too macabre for my sueamish taste but they were than compensated for by touches of humour or genuine spookiness in other stories Here are a few of the ones I enjoyed most Monos and Daimonos by Edward Bulwer a story of a man s desperate search for solitude and what happens when he can t find it Very well written and enjoyable especially for the misanthropic among us Sir Guy Eveling s Dream by Horace Smith this is written in the form of an old historical document so the author has a lot of fun with old fashioned language Basically a warning to wastrels everywhere this tells of a man who spends his life drinking and womanising till one day he comes across a beautiful but mysterious lady who is not uite what she appears uite naughty this one I thought in a mild way Victorian morality must not have kicked in yet I wasn t sure if it was supposed to be funny but it did make me laugh Some Terrible Letters from Scotland by James Hogg this is presented as three letters supposedly written by people caught up as I mentioned above in the cholera epidemic The first tells of a man who is pronounced dead and prepared for burial but his mind is still conscious Apparently this was a real fear during the epidemic at a time when medicine was still a pretty primitive profession The next letter gives a picture of how easily the disease could be spread and how that led to fear of strangers The last one takes us into supernatural territory as a woman insists on nursing the sick over the protests of her fearful children Together they re a great mix of history and horror with touches of black humour The Curse by Anonymous a man is returning from India having made his fortune there to claim the hand of the girl he loves But on the way home he meets an old man who tells him that God has placed a curse on his family in revenge for murders committed by an ancestor Needless to say when he gets home the curse is waiting for him This is a traditional story which touches on that never ending Scottish obsession with sectarianism and hellfire religion and it s very well told Life in Death by Anonymous a man invents an elixir which when rubbed on a newly deceased body will bring the dead back to life But it all goes horribly wrong Some deliciously shivery moments of pure horror in this one sometimes death isn t the worst thing that can happenThere s an interesting introduction by Robert Morrison Professor of English Literature at ueen s University Kingston Ontario and Chris Baldick professor of English at Goldsmith s College University of London in which they tell the story behind The Vampyre and discuss the history of the magazines and the part they played in the literature of the day The notes are great with each story put into its historical context Needless to say most of the information I ve included above has been taken from the introduction or notesIn total I gave nine of the tales either four or five stars individually so despite there being a few I wasn t so keen on overall I enjoyed the collection very much and recommend it as a good mix of stories that are a little different from the norm 4 stars for me so rounded upNB This book was provided for review by the publisher Oxford World s Classicswwwfictionfanblogwordpresscom


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    Free read à eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ï Robert Morrison Robert Morrison ï 7 Read & download Read & download The Vampyre And Other Tales of the Macabre My first encounter with Vampire stories was Bram Stroker's Dracula and then a year later Joseph Sheridan Is Fanu's Carmilla and this year John Polidori's The Vampyre I enjoyed all three but my favorite is Polidori's short story There is a sadness to all but to me The Vampyre is the most devastating of the thre

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    [PDF] The Vampyre And Other Tales of the Macabre Free read à eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ï Robert Morrison Read & download The Vampyre And Other Tales of the Macabre This is a partial review I read The Vampyre out of this collection but I will read the other stories when I have the opportunityRevie

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    [PDF] The Vampyre And Other Tales of the Macabre Free read à eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ï Robert Morrison Read & download The Vampyre And Other Tales of the Macabre Okay I really loved the title story 'The Vampyre' and would probably give that one 4 stars It was really beautifully written gripping and page turning didn't know what the story would really be about and it surprised me in a very positive way I also enjoyed the introduction to the story and that is something wh

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    [PDF] The Vampyre And Other Tales of the Macabre Wow this is a good book The main reason why I liked it is because instead of getting beat over the head with the usual same old same old freuently anthologized horror stories Dracula's Guest The Jolly Corner Good Lady Ducayne and so on this book brings out some rarities that definitely deserve attention Admittedly a coup

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    [PDF] The Vampyre And Other Tales of the Macabre Read & download The Vampyre And Other Tales of the Macabre Bodysnatchers cholera curses and ghostsThis is a collection of fourteen stories that were first published in magazines between 1819 and 1838 The majority are from London’s New Monthly but there are a few from other London and Dublin magazines This was a time when magazines were flourishing providing information and sensation to a readershi

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    Robert Morrison ï 7 Read & download [PDF] The Vampyre And Other Tales of the Macabre A joy to read The book aims to offer both the variety and thematic trends of early 19th century macabre fiction specifically those that did not appear in Blackwood's magazine Some are literary masterpieces some are curiosi

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    Read & download The Vampyre And Other Tales of the Macabre Robert Morrison ï 7 Read & download [PDF] The Vampyre And Other Tales of the Macabre Well I can finally say that I've read Polidori's The Vampyre So there's thatThe thing I particularly enjoy about classic Gothics is how they use the melodrama and horror and menace to subtly critiue dominant social norms Alas this tale seemed to be interested in reifying themI continued on to the next story in the volume and again the use of horror served the purpose of reinforcing dominant moral views without critiuing dominant p

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