Mary Shelley: The Strange True Tale of Frankenstein's Creator
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- Hardback (BB)
- 01 Oct 2018
- Houghton Mifflin
- 224 pages - 228 x 152 x 16mm
The story of Frankenstein’s creator is a strange, romantic, and tragic one, as deeply compelling as the novel itself. Mary ran away to Lake Geneva with the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley when she was just sixteen. It was there, during a cold and wet summer, that she first imagined her story about a mad scientist who brought a corpse back to life. Success soon followed for Mary, but also great tragedy and misfortune. Catherine Reef brings this passionate woman, brilliant writer, and forgotten feminist into crisp focus, detailing a life that was remarkable both before and after the publication of her iconic masterpiece. Includes index.
BRONTE SISTERS 9780544455900, FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE 9780544535800, VICTORIA 9780544716148 and FRIDA & DIEGO 9780547821849
On the 200th anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein, comes a riveting biography of its author, Mary Shelley, whose life reads like a dark gothic novel, filled with scandal, death, drama, and one of the strangest love stories in literary history.