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Tom Hiddleston & Tilda Swinton Only Lovers Left Alive 2014

Only Lovers Left Alive ~ Third Anniversary Photo of Adam and Eve from the So, methinks, they married in . it being their third centennial anniversary

Gothic is a 1986 film directed by Ken Russell. It starred Gabriel Byrne as Lord Byron, Julian Sands as Percy Bysshe Shelley, Natasha Richardson as Mary Shelley and Timothy Spall as Dr John William Polidori. It features a soundtrack composed by Thomas Dolby, and marks Richardson's film debut.  The film is a fictionalized tale based on the Shelleys' visit with Lord Byron in Villa Diodati by Lake Geneva, and the famous challenge... <3 <3 <3 /3

Gothic, Ken Russell's surreal, over the top depiction of the Shelleys' and Byron's nights at the Villa Diodati in that gave birth to Frankenstein and The Vampyre.

Lord Ruthven, most popular 19th century vampire, first appeared in the 1819 short story The Vampyre by John Polidori. This adaptation is for The Vampire tales (1973), with the cover by Esteban Maroto.

Lord Ruthven, most popular century vampire, first appeared in the 1819 short story The Vampyre by John Polidori. This adaptation is for The Vampire tales with the cover by Esteban Maroto.

John William Polidori (1795-1821) was Byron's doctor in 1816. I find him fascinating. He is the one who actually wrote the first English vampire story, not Byron. He was also uncle to Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Christina Rossetti. Died a suicide unless....

John William Polidori September 1795 – 24 August was an English writer and physician. His most successful work was the 1819 short story, The Vampyre, one of the first vampire stories in English.

As late as the 1880s Lord Byron, instead of John Polidori, was still being credited as the writer of the Vampyre. Free from known copyright restrictions. #BLGothic #DiscoverLiterature

Mary Shelley, Frankenstein and the Villa Diodati (Illustrated edition of the Vampyre [page: inside front cover] .As late as the Lord Byron, instead of John Polidori, was still being credited as the writer of the Vampyre.