The Monsters

The Monsters

Mary Shelley and the Curse of Frankenstein

eBook - 2009 | 1st eBook ed.
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One murky night in 1816, on the shores of Lake Geneva, Lord Byron, famed English poet, challenged his friends to a contest--to write a ghost story. The assembled group
included the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley; his lover (and future wife) Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin; Mary's stepsister Claire Claremont; and Byron's physician, John William Polidori. The famous result was Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, a work
that has retained its hold on the popular imagination for almost two centuries. Less well-known was the curious Polidori's contribution: the first vampire novel. And the
evening begat a curse, too: Within a few years of Frankenstein's publication, nearly all of those involved met untimely deaths. Drawing upon letters, rarely tapped archives, and their own magisterial rereading of Frankenstein itself, Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler have crafted a rip-roaring tale of obsession and creation.
Publisher: New York, NY : Little, Brown and Co., 2009.
Edition: 1st eBook ed.
ISBN: 9780316075725
0316075728
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Additional Contributors: Hoobler, Thomas

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