Poor Polidori: A Critical Biography of the Author of The Vampyre

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University of Toronto Press, 1991 - 333 pages
Macdonald offers a look at the Romantic period framed around the life of Polidori, doctor, novelist, and student of religion, the law, politics, and philosophy. He explains how Polidori fashioned his vampire after his employer, Lord Byron--the aristocrat, traveller, and seducer--a version that differs greatly from the vampire of folklore. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Beginnings
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The University of Edinburgh
15
The Modern Abraham
25
Copyright

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