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The Resource The poet and the Vampyre : the curse of Byron and the birth of literature's greatest monsters, Andrew McConnell Stott

The poet and the Vampyre : the curse of Byron and the birth of literature's greatest monsters, Andrew McConnell Stott

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The poet and the Vampyre : the curse of Byron and the birth of literature's greatest monsters
Title
The poet and the Vampyre
Title remainder
the curse of Byron and the birth of literature's greatest monsters
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Andrew McConnell Stott
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Language
eng
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
  • "In the spring of 1816, Lord Byron was the greatest poet of his generation and the most famous man in Britain, but his personal life was about to erupt. Fleeing his celebrity, notoriety, and debts, he sought refuge in Europe, taking his young doctor with him. As an inexperienced medic with literary aspirations of his own, Doctor John Polidori could not believe his luck. That summer another literary star also arrived in Geneva. With Percy Bysshe Shelley came his lover, Mary, and her step-sister, Claire Clairmont. For the next three months, this party of young bohemians shared their lives, charged with sexual and artistic tensions. It was a period of extraordinary creativity: Mary Shelley started writing Frankenstein, the gothic masterpiece of Romantic fiction; Byron completed Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, his epic poem; and Polidori would begin The Vampyre, the first great vampire novel. It was also a time of remarkable drama and emotional turmoil. For Byron and the Shelleys, their stay by the lake would serve to immortalize them in the annals of literary history. But for Claire and Polidori, the Swiss sojourn would scar them forever"--
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1969-
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Stott, Andrew McConnell
Dewey number
820.9/145
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PR4383
LC item number
.S76 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Byron, George Gordon Byron
  • Byron, George Gordon Byron
  • Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft
  • Shelley, Percy Bysshe
  • Polidori, John William
  • Clairmont, Claire
  • Polidori, John William
  • Romanticism
  • English literature
  • Authors, English
  • Expatriate authors
  • Monsters in literature
  • Frankenstein's Monster
  • Vampires in literature
  • Supernatural in literature
  • Horror tales, English
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The poet and the Vampyre : the curse of Byron and the birth of literature's greatest monsters, Andrew McConnell Stott
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Originally published: Edinburgh ; London : Canongate, 2013
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-415) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn870098419
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardback edition.
Extent
xiv, 434 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781605986142
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), portraits
System control number
(Sirsi) 1674043
Label
The poet and the Vampyre : the curse of Byron and the birth of literature's greatest monsters, Andrew McConnell Stott
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: Edinburgh ; London : Canongate, 2013
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-415) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn870098419
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardback edition.
Extent
xiv, 434 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781605986142
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), portraits
System control number
(Sirsi) 1674043

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