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The monsters : Mary Shelley and the curse of Frankenstein

Author: Dorothy Hoobler; Thomas Hoobler
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"The Monsters tells the story of the real-life characters surrounding the creation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Drawing on private diaries, personal letters, and contemporary accounts, Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler have crafted a spectacular narrative of artistic creation and personal destruction. They reveal not just the true origins of two of the most famous monsters in popular culture, but also the monstrous and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley; Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley; Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley; Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley; Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dorothy Hoobler; Thomas Hoobler
ISBN: 0316000787 9780316000789 9780739475096 0739475096
OCLC Number: 60767015
Description: 375 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Love between equals --
"Nobody's little girl but Papa's" --
In love with loving --
Crackling sparks and free love --
The most dangerous man in Europe --
The summer of darkness --
"A hideous phantom" --
"I shall be no more ..." --
The ghosts' revenge --
A dose for poor Polidori --
The littlest victim --
The hateful house --
Glory and death --
Mary alone.
Responsibility: Dorothy & Thomas Hoobler.
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"The Monsters tells the story of the real-life characters surrounding the creation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Drawing on private diaries, personal letters, and contemporary accounts, Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler have crafted a spectacular narrative of artistic creation and personal destruction. They reveal not just the true origins of two of the most famous monsters in popular culture, but also the monstrous and tragic nature of the young people who gathered that summer on the shores of Lake Geneva."--Jacket.

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