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Title: The Bride of the Isles: A Tale Founded on the Popular Legend of the Vampire

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Title: The Bride of the Isles: A Tale Founded on the Popular Legend of the Vampire Title Record # 2197470
Author: J. R. Planché
Date: 1820-00-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: novelette
Language: English
Note:
    Prose adaptation of a play by Planché
  • This is sometimes attributed to Lord Byron, based on the 1820 cover or title page: The Bride of the Isles: A Tale Founded on the Popular Legend of the Vampire by Lord Byron. See the record of 1820 variant title by Anonymous.
  • Library of Congress catalogues one 47-page "book" as The Vampire, published 1820 in Baltimore, which it attributes to J. R. Planché without explanation (not as credited author). --LCCN 33-29860
  • From biographical entries on Planché: "Having adapted from a French melodrama, 'Le Vampire,' a play called 'The Vampire, or the Bride of the Isles,' he produced it at the English opera-house on 9 Aug. 1820, when the Vampire trap in the flooring of the stage, then first invented, proved a great attraction." --DNB00: Dictionary of National Biography (1900) "His most famous single play is The Vampyre, or The Bride of the Isles (1820), an adaptation of Charles Nodier's Le Vampire (1820), itself closely based on John Polidori's The Vampyre: A Tale (1819 chap)." --SFE: The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997), entry by John Clute
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1820 In The Encyclopedia of Fantasy, by John Clute & John Grant, it is stated that the full title page of this story's original bluebook publication read "The Bride of the Isles: A Tale Founded on the Popular Legend of the Vampire by Lord Byron". Therefore, some people, such as Milly Williamson in The Lure of the Vampire, attribute this story to Byron. Be that as it may, it is certainly an adaptation of James Robinson Planché's play The Vampire; or, The Bride of the Isles, which in turn was inspired by Polidori's The Vampyre. That is not found 2019-03-09 in Encyclopedia of Fantasy biographical entries for Planché and Byron, nor in the entry "Vampires".
The Bride of the Isles: A Tale Founded on the Popular Legend of the Vampire [as by Anonymous]
1995Prose version of stage play based on 'The Vampyre' by; 'Lord Byron' (The New Monthly Magazine, 1 April 1819). The author's name is printed "James Robinson Planche" in The Vampire Omnibus.
The Bride of the Isles [as by James Robinson Planché]

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
The Shilling Shockers: Stories of Terror from the Gothic Bluebooks 1978-08-17 ed. Peter Haining Gollancz (Gollancz Fantasy & Macabre) 0-575-02417-8 £4.95 183
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
The Shilling Shockers: Stories of Terror from the Gothic Bluebooks 1979-00-00 ed. Peter Haining St. Martin's Press 0-312-71734-2 $8.95 183
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
The Vampire Omnibus 1995-00-00 ed. Peter Haining Artus Publishing 1-898799-45-8   496
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
The Vampire Omnibus 1995-00-00 ed. Peter Haining Chartwell Books 0-7858-0478-1   x+
497
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Button Design Co. Checkmark
The Vampire Omnibus 1995-07-00 ed. Peter Haining Orion 1-85797-684-3 £8.99 497
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth Button Design Co.  
The Vampire Omnibus 1995-07-00 ed. Peter Haining Orion 1-85797-694-0 £15.99 497
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Button Design Co.  
The Vampire Omnibus 1996-05-00 ed. Peter Haining Orion 0-7528-0373-5 £6.99 ix+
673
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Blacksheep  
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