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The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein

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Publisher Comments:

A New York Times Notable Book and

Providence Journal Best Book of the Year

From the incomparable Peter Ackroyd: a brilliant re-imagination of the classic tale that has enthralled readers for nearly two centuries.

 

Victor Frankenstein, a researcher, and the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley form an unlikely friendship as first-years at Oxford. Shelley challenges the conventionally religious Frankenstein to consider his atheistic notions of creation and life—concepts that become an obsession for the young scientist. As Victor begins conducting anatomical experiments to reanimate the dead, he at first uses corpses supplied by the coroner. But these specimens prove imperfect for Victor’s purposes…

 

Filled with the literary lights of the day, including Percy Shelley, Godwin, Lord Byron, and Mary Shelley herself, and penned in period-perfect voice, The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein is sure to become a classic of the twenty-first century.

Synopsis:

When two 19th-century Oxford students--Victor Frankenstein, a serious researcher, and the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley--form an unlikely friendship, the result is a tour de force that could only come from one of the world's most accomplished and prolific authors.

About the Author

PETER ACKROYD is the author of many novels, including the Somerset Maugham Award-winning Last Testament of Oscar Wilde; Hawksmoor, which was named the Whitbread Novel of the Year and won the Guardian Fiction Prize; and Chatterton, which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. He has also penned acclaimed biographies of T. S. Eliot, Charles Dickens, William Blake, and others. He lives in London.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307473776
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Ackroyd, Peter
Author:
Ackroyd, Peter
Publisher:
Anchor
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Psychological
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;horror;historical fiction;england;frankenstein;london;novel;mary shelley;gothic;fantasy;21st century;retelling;historical;victorian
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20100907
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.00x5.25x.80 in. .62 lbs.

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