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John Polidori

(John William Polidori)
Italy (1795 - 1821)

It was proposed one night in the summer of 1816, at the Villa Diodati and Maison Chappuis respectively, That Polidori and Mary Shelley each compose a ghost tale, supossedly for the evenings entertainments. Polidori came up with "The Vampire" and as we all know Mary Shelley composed the infamous "Frankenstein".
Anthologies containing stories by John Polidori
Short stories
The Vampyre [short story] (1819)