Among the Immortals

Overview:

  • Title: Among the Immortals
  • Author: Paul Lake
  • Year: 1994
  • Type: Novel

Synopsis:

Derek Hill, an aspiring poet, is drawn into a bizarre mystery surrounding an Englishman named Julian Ginotti, who may be a vampirical reincarnation of the English poet Percy Shelley.

Notes:

This is a highly literate vampire novel that speculates about the vampirical qualities of the Romantic poets Lord Bryon and Percy Shelley. It also satirizes academic and literary life. This is a Faustian tale of literary ambition and its pitfalls.

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