what discussion between byron and shelby influnced the developement of her ideas

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In 1816, Shelly, Percy, Lord Byron, John William Polidori, and Claire Clairmont vacationed near Geneva Switzerland. I recall my English professor telling us there was much friendly rivalry between Shelley and Byron. The discussion of writing a gothic type novel came up and Byron challenged her to write one. Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein in response to this challenge. Along with this story came John Polidori’s “The Vampyre”, the first English vampire novel. Shelley went on to write other works of imaginative gothic fiction