THE VAMPYRE

by John Polidori. from New Monthly Magazine, April 1, 1819. A man is condemned to living death - eternally thirsting for living blood. It happened that in the midst of the dissipations attendant upon London winter, there appeared at the various parties of the leaders of the ton a nobleman more remarkable for his singularities, than his rank. He gazed upon the mirth around him, as if he could not participate therein. Apparently, the light laughter of the fair only attracted his attention, that he might by a look quell it and throw fear into those breasts where thoughtlessness reigned. Those Continue reading