The New Monthly Magazine and Universal Register/Volume 11/Number 64/Letter from Dr. Polidori


As the person referred to in the Letter from Geneva, prefixed to the Tale of the Vampyre, in your last Number, I beg leave to state, that your correspondent has been mistaken in attributing that tale, in its present form, to Lord Byron. The fact is, that though the ground-work is certainly Lord Byron’s, its developement is mine, produced at the request of a lady, who denied the possibility of any thing being drawn from the materials which Lord Byron had said he intended to have employed in the formation of his Ghost story.
I am, &c.John W. Polidori.

This work was published before January 1, 1929, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.

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