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The lady and her monsters : a tale of dissections, real-life Dr. Frankensteins, and the creation of Mary Shelley's masterpiece

Author: Roseanne Montillo
Publisher: New York : Willam Morrow, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Montillo brings to life the fascinating times, startling science, and real-life horrors behind Mary Shelley's gothic masterpiece, Frankenstein.

"A ... blend of literary history, lore, and early scientific exploration that traces the origins of the greatest horror story of all time"--Dust jacket flap.

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley; Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley; Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley; Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley; Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roseanne Montillo
ISBN: 9780062025814 0062025813 9780062025838 006202583X
OCLC Number: 794838464
Description: 322 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: The spark of life --
Waking the dead --
Making monsters --
A meeting of two minds --
Eloping to the mainland --
My hideous progeny --
Frankenstein, or, The modern Prometheus --
The anatomy act --
A sea change.
Responsibility: Roseanne Montillo.

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Montillo brings to life the fascinating times, startling science, and real-life horrors behind Mary Shelley's gothic masterpiece, Frankenstein.

"A ... blend of literary history, lore, and early scientific exploration that traces the origins of the greatest horror story of all time"--Dust jacket flap.

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