John William Polidori war der älteste Sohn von Gaetano Polidori, einem italienischen Exilpolitiker und Wissenschaftler, und Anna Maria Piere, einer englischen Gouvernante. Das Ehepaar hatte vier Söhne und vier Töchter. Seine Schwester Frances Polidori heiratete den gleichfalls im Exil lebenden Wissenschaftler Gabriele Rossetti.
"The Vampyre" is a short work of prose fiction written in 1819 by John William Polidori taken from the story Lord Byron told as part of a contest among Polidori, Mary Shelley, Lord Byron, and Percy Shelley. The same contest produced the novel Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus.
Another acquaintance, William Michael Rossetti, also burned works by Blake that he considered lacking in quality, and John Linnell erased sexual imagery from a number of Blake's drawings. At the same time, some works not intended for publication were preserved by friends, such as his notebook and An Island in the Moon .
John William Polidori, who had died seven years before his birth, was Rossetti's maternal uncle. During his childhood, Rossetti was home educated and later attended King's College School ,  and often read the Bible , along with the works of Shakespeare , Dickens , Sir Walter Scott , and Lord Byron .
William Michael Rossetti (25 September 1829 – 5 February 1919) ... He edited the diaries of his maternal uncle John William Polidori ...
John Keats (Londra, 31 ottobre 1795 – Roma, 23 febbraio 1821) è stato un poeta britannico, unanimemente considerato uno dei più significativi letterati del Romanticismo, e uno dei principali esponenti della "seconda generazione romantica" inglese assieme a Lord Byron e Percy Bysshe Shelley, come loro deceduto in giovane età.
Mary Wollstonecraft Mary Wollstonecraft by John Opie, c. 1797 Born (1759-04-27) 27 April 1759 Spitalfields, London, England Died 10 September 1797 (1797-09-10) (aged 38) Somers Town, London, England Notable work A Vindication of the Rights of Woman Spouse William Godwin (m. 1797) Partner Henry Fuseli Gilbert Imlay Children Frances "Fanny" Imlay Mary Shelley Mary Wollstonecraft was a British ...