The book that they read from was called Fantasmagoriana. Fantasmagoriana has a unique place in literary history. This is the first full translation of the stories that inspired Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Dr John Polidori's The Vampyre.
Author: A.J. Day
It was on a 'dark and stormy night', during the summer of 1816 that an eccentic group of English literati gathered at the Villa Diodati. The atmosphere at the Villa was charged by the violent streaks of lightening that licked at the mountain tops and split a black sky. As the wind outside whipped up the surface of lake Leman into a cauldron of waves the occupants of the Villa; Lord Byron, Mary Shelley, Dr John Polidori, Percy Shelley and Claire Clairmont, whipped themselves into a gothic frenzy with recitals of haunting poetry and ghost stories. The stories that they read came from a book, originally written in German, that had recently been translated into French. The book that they read from was called Fantasmagoriana. Fantasmagoriana has a unique place in literary history. This is the first full translation of the stories that inspired Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Dr John Polidori's The Vampyre.
These six classic tales of ghosts and hauntings, culled from Fantasmagoriana (1818), a German book that reputedly helped inspire Mary Shelley to pen her immortal novel Frankenstein while staying with Percy Shelley and the mad, vampiric Lord ...
Release on 2016-08-26 | by Sarah Elizabeth Brown Mrs ]. [Utterson
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Fantasmagoriana: a collection of Gothic tales by Mary Shelley, Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and John William Polidori, all originating in a night of ghost storytelling.Contains the complete FRANKENSTEIN and Polidori's influential THE ...
Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
In the gloomy summer of 1816, a motley collection of poets, exiles, and adulterers gathered at the Villa Diodati on the shores of Lake Geneva...Fantasmagoriana: a collection of Gothic tales by Mary Shelley, Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and John William Polidori, all originating in a night of ghost storytelling.Contains the complete FRANKENSTEIN and Polidori's influential THE VAMPYRE, plus Gothic works by Byron, Shelley, and Mathew 'Monk' Lewis.
Tales of the Dead: The Ghost Stories of the Villa Diodati (Chislehurst: The Gothic
Society, 1992), pp. 8–19 (p. 9). Hale's edition is based on the English translation
of Fantasmagoriana in 1813: Sarah Elizabeth Brown Utterson, Tales of the ...
Author: Dale Townshend
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
This second volume of The Cambridge History of the Gothic provides a rigorous account of the Gothic in British, American and Continental European culture, from the Romantic period through to the Victorian fin de siècle. Here, leading scholars in the fields of literature, theatre, architecture and the history of science and popular entertainment explore the Gothic in its numerous interdisciplinary forms and guises, as well as across a range of different international contexts. As much a cultural history of the Gothic in this period as an account of the ways in which the Gothic mode has participated in the formative historical events of modernity, the volume offers fresh perspectives on familiar themes while also drawing new critical attention to a range of hitherto overlooked concerns. From Romanticism, to Penny Bloods, Dickens and even the railway system, the volume provides a compelling and comprehensive study of nineteenth-century Gothic culture.
In Fantasmagoriana: Tales of the Dead, ed. A. J. Day. Trans. Sarah Utterson, 37–
61. St. Ives: Fantasmagoriana Press. Butler, Marilyn. 2012. Frankenstein and
Radical Science. In Frankenstein: The 1818 Text, ed. J. Paul Hunter, 404–416.
Author: Carol Margaret Davison
Category: Literary Criticism
Consisting of sixteen original essays by experts in the field, including leading and lesser-known international scholars, Global Frankenstein considers the tremendous adaptability and rich afterlives of Mary Shelley’s iconic novel, Frankenstein, at its bicentenary, in such fields and disciplines as digital technology, film, theatre, dance, medicine, book illustration, science fiction, comic books, science, and performance art. This ground-breaking, celebratory volume, edited by two established Gothic Studies scholars, reassesses Frankenstein’s global impact for the twenty-first century across a myriad of cultures and nations, from Japan, Mexico, and Turkey, to Britain, Iraq, Europe, and North America. Offering compelling critical dissections of reincarnations of Frankenstein, a generically hybrid novel described by its early reviewers as a “bold,” “bizarre,” and “impious” production by a writer “with no common powers of mind”, this collection interrogates its sustained relevance over two centuries during which it has engaged with such issues as mortality, global capitalism, gender, race, embodiment, neoliberalism, disability, technology, and the role of science.
As Mike Ashley shows in his indispensable bibliographic guide The Supernatural
Index ( 10-1 ) , collections of macabre fiction by " divers hands ” have a history
that extends back at least to Fantasmagoriana ( 1812 , a.k.a. Tales of the Dead ) ...
Author: Marshall B. Tymn
More than 2,300 works of fiction and poetry are discussed, each cross-referenced to other works with similar or contrasting themes. Winners and nominees for major awards are identified. Books that are part of a series are flagged, with a complete list of books in series included in a final chapter, along with a comprehensive list of awards, of translations, and of young adult and children's books.
... Fantasmagoriana were thence translated into English , in the following
anonymous volume , by Mrs . Utterson , according to the printed Catalogue of the
British Museum ? ) which owns the only copy which I have seen : " Tales / of / The Dead ...
As the Shelleys , Lord Byron , and Dr . Polidori were reading Fantasmagoriana , tales of the dead , Byron suggested that they each write a ghost story . Mary
Shelley set herself to write something to " awaken thrilling horror . ” At first she
had no ...
... of Fantasmagoriana , or Tales of the Dead , a collection of German gothic
stories which had recently been published in ... The tales excited a playful desire
of imitation ' , and on Lord Byron's suggestion , the friends at the Villa Diodati
Author: Robert Silcock Downie
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
A collection of poems, stories, drawings, music, and paintings which show the varied ways artists have responded to medicine.
3 The title word Fantasmagoriana refers to fantasmagorie : " the art of making
spectres or ghosts appear by means of an optical illusion . ” 4 In his edition of the
stories , Tales of the Dead , Terry Hale links these " tales of terror ” with “ the ...
Author: Audrey A. Fisch
Category: Frankenstein (Fictitious character)
Traces the complex history of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, including its publishing history, its dismissal by the literary establishment, and its subsequent reclamation as a touchstone text in high school and college classrooms.
Tales from the Dead , principally translated from the French ( by Mrs Sarah
Utterson ) London : White , Cochrane and Co . , 1813 . The French original is Fantasmagoriana ou Receuil d ' Histoire d ' apparitions de spectres , revenans ,
Release on 1883 | by British Museum. Department of Printed Books
Fantasmagoriana , ou recueil d'histoires d'apparitions , etc. Traduit de l'Allemand
, par un A. ( J. B. B. Eyries . ] 2 tom . Paris , 1812. 12o . 12512. ee . 16 . Tales of the Dead . Principally translated from the French : ( i.e. “ Fantasmagoriana ; ou ...
Author: British Museum. Department of Printed Books
Tales of the Dead ( 1812 ) * SARAH BROWN UTTERSON ( trans . ) ( c . 1782 –
1851 ) ... The book that they read was Fantasmagoriana , ou Recueil d ' Histoires
d ' Apparitions de Spectres , Revenans , Fantômes , etc . ( 1812 ) , which was a ...
Author: Rictor Norton
Publisher: Burns & Oates
The volume provides representative samples of the major genres: historical Gothic, the Radcliffe school of terror, the Lewis school of horror, tragic melodrama, comic parody, supernatural poetry and ballads, book reviews and literary criticism and anti-Gothic polemic. Also covered are the major Gothic issues such as the aesthetics of the sublime, religion and the supernatural and the influence of ancient Romance, 'hobgoblin machinery' (including vampires, spectres, orphans, the Inquisition, banditti, nuns, storms and ruined castles), and social and political themes. A general introduction reviews the major approaches to Gothic literature, and short introductions place individual selections in context. All the texts are based on first editions. The collection is suitable as a textbook for courses on the Gothic novel or on Romantic literature and will appeal to all Gothic enthusiasts. Book jacket.