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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
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Short stories
The Vampyre [short story] (1819)