Explore the nineteenth-century Vampire Renaissance in literature and lore! Pack includes a newly published, unabridged copy of "The Vampyre: A Tale." John Polidori's gothic story, originally published in 1819, is widely considered to be the first work of modern vampire fiction. (Book also available from Lulu—see product page for more information.) Pack also includes an 1896 journal article on vampire lore in America, a full-color postcard of Villa Diodati in Switzerland, and parchment paper bookmark. Kit comes pre-wrapped with kraft paper and string for gift-giving.