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The Vampire Lord Ruthwen

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The mysterious Lord Ruthwen travels to Venice and strikes again, killing the beautiful Bettina and torturing her lover, Leonti, who swears to avenge her. He joins vampire hunters Aubrey and Nadoor Ali to search for the elusive monster... Cyprien Berard's The Vampire Lord Ruthwen (1820) was the first sequel to continue John-William Polidori's 1819 ground-breaking story that ...more
Paperback, 212 pages
Published March 28th 2011 by Hollywood Comics
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Jorge Héreth
Sep 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Written by Cyprien Bérard as a continuation to John Polidori's tale Le Vampire, the French translation of The Vampire released in 1820, this is the first vampire novel ever written, and upon which Charles Nodier made out a mayor classic for French 19th Century theater.

Personally, I see this novel as extremely important to get to a deeper understanding of the vampire in literature. Its chronologic place is after Lord Byron's poem The Giaour and John Polidori's tale The Vampire and as the first va
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Antonia
Mar 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved this short story by Cyprien Berard. It is a form of sequel to John Polidori's "The Vampire" as it brings back to life (pun intended) the figure of the beautiful but deadly Lord Ruthwen. I cringed at some point of the story and I can remember crying "DON'T!" out loud while reading it.
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Jean Charles Emmanuel Nodier (April 29, 1780 – January 27, 1844), was a French author who introduced a younger generation of Romanticists to the conte fantastique, gothic literature, vampire tales, and the importance of dreams as part of literary creation, and whose career as a librarian is often underestimated by literary historians.