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“While big names such as Bram Stoker’s Dracula come to mind when thinking about the vampire legend, it is easy to overlook the tale that solidified these legends and presented to the world of literature the dark, brooding, mysterious, and somewhat Romantic figure that we recognize as the vampire today. This tale is John William Polidori’s The Vampyre.”

Pictured: Title page and first page of a first edition of “The Vampyre” by John William Polidori, via the Ransom Center. Read the accompanying article, “First edition of The Vampyre reveals clues about history of book and its popularity.”

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