One Stormy Night - A Story Challenge that Created the Gothic Horror Genre
Publisher: WordFire Press
What happens when writers vacation together … And challenge each other to write ghost stories? On a stormy night in 1816, the writers Mary Shelley, John William Polidori, and Lord Byron undertook a challenge that would change history and create the gothic genre. The result is three chilling tales of monsters, vampires, and murder. Lord Byron’s A Fragment is of historical importance as it is one of the very first vampire stories. Does it stand the test of time? The Vampyre, by John Polidori, recounts the story of Aubrey and Lord Ruthven. What dark secret lies between them? In Frankenstein, a university student unleashes a monster upon the world. Or is he the real monster? The result is three chilling tales of monsters, vampires, and murder.