Readership: Students of nineteenth-century and Gothic fiction and the general reader.
John Polidori and others
"Moving effortlessly from folklore to melodrama, the Introduction assesses the position that Polidori's story . . . We may not be ableto recover the experience of the origianl readers, but we can be grateful to the editors for bringing back to life tales that are not only of academic interest but which still exert their own nightmarish fascination" - Studies in Hogg and his World
Note on the Text
Chronology of the Magazines
John Polidori: The Vampyre
Horace Smith: Sir Guy Eveling's Dream
William Carleton: Confessions of a Reformed Ribbonman
Allan Cunningham: The Master of Logan
Anonymous: The Victim
James Hogg: Some Terrible Letters from Scotland
Anonymous: The Curse
Anonymous: Life in Death
N. P.Willis: My Hobby - Rather
Catherine Gore: The Red Man
Charles Lever: Post-Mortem Recollections of a Medical Lecturer
Letitia E. Landon: The Bride of Lindorf
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu: Passage in the Secret History of an Irish Countess
Appendix A: Preliminaries for `The Vampyre'
Appendix B: John Polidori, Note on the Vampyre
Appendix C: Lord Byron: `Augustus Darvell'
Biographical Notes, Explanatory Notes