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Author Stott, Andrew McConnell, 1969- author.

Title The poet and the vampyre : the curse of Byron and the birth of literature's greatest monsters / Andrew McConnell Stott.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Pegasus Books, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    820.9145 STO    Available
Edition First Pegasus Books hardback edition.
Description xiv, 434 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Originally published: Edinburgh ; London : Canongate, 2013.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-415) and index.
Contents St George's Day -- Directions for John -- The footing of an equal -- That odd-headed girl -- Here is a man -- An empire's dust -- Young Tahitians -- A star in the halo of the moon -- Fog of the Jura -- To die of joy -- The hero of Milan -- Household gods -- The vampyre -- Sea Sodom -- Torn clouds before the hurricane.
Summary Love affairs, literary rivalries, and the supernatural collide in an inspired journey to Lake Geneva, where Byron, the Shelleys, and John Polidori come together to create literature's greatest monsters.
Subject Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron, 1788-1824 -- Friends and associates.
Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron, 1788-1824 -- Homes and haunts -- Switzerland.
Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, 1797-1851 -- Friends and associates.
Shelley, Percy Bysshe, 1792-1822 -- Friends and associates.
Polidori, John William, 1795-1821 -- Friends and associates.
Clairmont, Clara Mary Jane, 1798-1879.
Polidori, John William, 1795-1821. Vampyre.
English literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Authors, English -- Switzerland.
Expatriate authors -- Switzerland.
Monsters in literature.
Frankenstein's monster (Fictitious character)
Vampires in literature.
Supernatural in literature.
Horror tales, English -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Added Title Vampyre family
ISBN 9781605986142 : $29.95

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