The Vampyre Family

    The Vampyre Family

    Passion, Envy and the Curse of Byron

    Andrew McConnell Stott

    Canongate 2013

    Hardback 464pp Illustrated

    9781847678713   Product Code: 19878

    In the spring of 1816, a 'knot of scribblers, male and female, with weak nerves and disordered brain' gathered in Geneva. This account of the three months that Byron, Shelley, Mary Godwin, Claire Clairmont and John Polidori spent together tells how their stormy menage, charged with artistic and sexual tensions, fuelled an outburst of creativity that produced Byron's Childe Harold, Shelley's 'Mont Blanc', Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and the first great vampire novel, Polidori's The Vampyre.

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