John W. Polidori

Standard Name: Polidori, John W.


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Family and Intimate relationships Christina Rossetti
Frances's eldest brother, John Polidori , was briefly Byron 's physician, and also an author (of The Vampyre, 1819). He committed suicide as a result of gambling debts a decade before CR was born.
Marsh, Jan. Christina Rossetti: A Writer’s Life. Viking.
British Library Catalogue.
Friends, Associates Elizabeth Hervey
All this provides background for a story about EH 's behaviour later the same year. John Polidori related that on Byron 's first visit to Mme de Staël 's chateau at Coppet in Switzerland...
Friends, Associates Harriet Martineau
Anna Letitia Barbauld visited HM 's mother from time to time. HM was impressed by the stamp of superiority on all she said.
Martineau, Harriet, and Gaby Weiner. Harriet Martineau’s Autobiography. Virago.
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Barbauld's niece Lucy Aikin was another family friend. One acquaintance...
Friends, Associates Mary Shelley
The party consisted of Mary and Percy Shelley , their baby William, Mary's sister Claire Clairmont , Byron , and Dr John W. Polidori . Claire had become Byron's mistress, and in January 1817 bore...
Material Conditions of Writing Mary Shelley
Just a few days before this MS , her husband , Byron , and Polidori , concocted a project to write ghost stories in friendly competition with each other. On 15 June they discussed the...
Textual Production James Malcolm Rymer
JMR 's Varney the Vampyre appeared about mid-way in date between John Polidori 's The Vampire (1819) and Bram Stoker 's Dracula (1897).
OCLC WorldCat. Accessed 1999.


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