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The casebook of Victor Frankenstein : a novel

Autor: Peter Ackroyd
Editorial: New York : Nan A. Talese, ©2008.
Edición/Formato:   Libro : Ficción : Inglés (eng) : 1st U.S. edVer todas las ediciones y todos los formatos
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This volume merges historical fiction with literary license to create an alternative reality in which Victor Frankenstein, the fictional scientist created by Mary Shelley, who, after studying chemical processes and the decay of living beings, gains an insight into the creation of life and gives life to his own creature. Frankenstein was one of Percy Shelley's (who became Mary Shelley's husband) schoolmates and close  Leer más
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Género/Forma: Psychological fiction
Fiction
Persona designada: Percy Bysshe Shelley; Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley; George Gordon Byron Byron, Baron; John William Polidori
Tipo de material: Ficción
Tipo de documento: Libro/Texto
Todos autores / colaboradores: Peter Ackroyd
ISBN: 9780385530842 0385530846
Número OCLC: 297147180
Descripción: 353 p. ; 22 cm.
Responsabilidad: Peter Ackroyd.

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This volume merges historical fiction with literary license to create an alternative reality in which Victor Frankenstein, the fictional scientist created by Mary Shelley, who, after studying chemical processes and the decay of living beings, gains an insight into the creation of life and gives life to his own creature. Frankenstein was one of Percy Shelley's (who became Mary Shelley's husband) schoolmates and close friends. In this retelling of the legend, Percy is the one who first gives Frankenstein the idea of creating a monster. Soon, both Frankenstein and the Monster are deeply entwined in the lives of the Shelleys and Lord Byron, becoming the cause of many of the strange occurrences that take place in their lives, including the inspiration for Mary Shelley's book. This book is a fascinating blending of Shelley's original novel, pulling occasional direct quotes from it, and a speculation about the real-life people who were involved in its creation.

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