The Vampyre

The Vampyre

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By (author) Tom Holland

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  • Publisher: Abacus
  • Format: Paperback | 416 pages
  • Dimensions: 126mm x 197mm x 24mm | 272g
  • Publication date: 7 June 2007
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0349120463
  • ISBN 13: 9780349120461
  • Sales rank: 280,445

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Infamous poet Lord Byron comes to life with incendiary brilliance in this spellbinding blend of gothic imagination and documented fact. Wandering in the mountains of Greece, the supreme sensualist is drawn to the beauty of a mysterious fugitive slave; soon he is utterly entranced, and his fate is sealed. He embarks on a life of adventure even his genius could not have foreseen; chosen to enjoy powers beyond those any vampire has ever known, Byron traverses the centuries and enters a dark, intoxicating world of long-lost secrets, ancient arts and scorching excesses of evil. But Byron's gift is also his torment: an all-consuming thirst that withers life at the root, damning all those he loves. With its impeccable scholarship and breathtaking storytelling, THE VAMPYRE is a wonderful combination of fact and fantasy.

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Author information

Tom Holland is a novelist and historian. His novels include SUPPING WITH PANTHERS, DELIVER US FROM EVIL, ATTIS and THE SLEEPER IN THE SANDS. He is the author of the prizewinning works on classical history, RUBICON and PERSIAN FIRE. He lives in London.

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A classical alternative to the traditional tale, Byron himself would have been pleased by such an eerie, erudite addition to his myth TIME OUT Ingenious and entertaining SUNDAY TIMES A powerfully atmospheric tale COMPANY A tour de force of scholarship and gothicity LOS ANGELES TIMES