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Frankenstein, Victor (Fictitious character)

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Works: 713 works in 2,195 publications in 17 languages and 123,061 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  History  Juvenile works  Film adaptations  Parodies, imitations, etc  Graphic novels  Horror tales  Comic books, strips, etc 
Classifications: PS3561.O55, 823.7
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Publications about Victor (Fictitious character) Frankenstein
Most widely held works about Victor (Fictitious character) Frankenstein
    Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley( Book )
    519 editions published between 1818 and 2014 in 15 languages and held by 24,312 libraries worldwide
    A monster assembled by a scientist from parts of dead bodies develops a mind of his own as he learns to loathe himself and hate his creator
    Mary Shelley's Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley( Book )
    15 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and Greek, Modern [1453- ] and held by 3,596 libraries worldwide
    Includes a brief biography of the author, thematic and structural analysis of the work, critical views, and an index of themes and ideas
    Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley( Sound Recording )
    114 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 3,558 libraries worldwide
    A monster assembled by a scientist develops a mind of his own as he learns to loathe himself and hate his creator
    Frankenstein the legacy collection by James Whale( visu )
    40 editions published between 1931 and 2014 in English and held by 3,337 libraries worldwide
    Frankenstein is the greatest horror film of all time. Dr. Frankenstein dares to tamper with life and death by creating a human monster in his laboratory; but his dreams of perfection are thwarted when the monster becomes an uncontrollable beast. Director James Whale's adaptation of Mary Shelley's novel mixes gothic decay and chilling lyricism; and Boris Karloff (as the monster) in the role he would be identified with for the rest of his life, offers a compassionate portrayal of the monster's groping for identity
    Prodigal son by Dean R Koontz( Book )
    41 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 3,194 libraries worldwide
    From the celebrated imagination of Dean Koontz comes a powerful reworking of one of the classic stories of all time. If you think you know the story, you know only half the truth. Get ready for the mystery, the myth, the terror, and the magic of - Dean Koontz's prodigal son. Every city has secrets. But none as terrible as this. His name is Deucalion, a tattooed man of mysterious origin, a sleight-of-reality artist who's traveled the centuries with a secret worse than death. He arrives as a serial killer stalks the streets, a killer who carefully selects his victims for the humanity that is missing in himself. Detective Carson O'Connor is cool, cynical, and every bit as tough as she looks. Her partner Michael Maddison would back her up all the way to Hell itself-and that just may be where this case ends up. For the no-nonsense O'Connor is suddenly talking about an ages-old conspiracy, a near immortal race of beings, and killers that are more-and less-than human. Soon it will be clear that as crazy as she sounds, the truth is even more ominous. For their quarry isn't merely a homicidal maniac-but his deranged maker
    Frankenstein : lost souls : a novel by Dean R Koontz( Book )
    8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 2,641 libraries worldwide
    Two years after they saw him die, the man they knew as Victor Helios lives on. Detectives Carson O'Connor and Michael Maddison; Victor's engineered wife, Erika 5, and her companion Jocko; and the original Victor's first creation, the tormented Deucalion, have all arrived at a small Montana town where their old alliance will be renewed--and tested--by forces from within and without, and where the dangers they face will eclipse any they have yet encountered
    Young Frankenstein by Mel Brooks( visu )
    23 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in English and held by 2,635 libraries worldwide
    Summoned by a will to his late grandfather's castle in Transylvania, young Dr. Frankenstein soon discovers the scientist's step-by-step manual explaining how to bring a corpse to life. Assisted by the hunchbacked Igor and the curvaceous Inga, he creates a monster who only wants to be loved
    Dead and alive by Dean R Koontz( Book )
    25 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and Vietnamese and held by 2,382 libraries worldwide
    As a devastating hurricane approaches, the benighted creations of Victor Helios begin to spin out of control, and New Orleans descends into chaos. The future of humanity hangs in the balance, and the only hope rests with Victor's first, failed attempt to build the perfect human
    City of night by Dean R Koontz( Book )
    22 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,217 libraries worldwide
    When Victor's latest creations, an army of engineered killers set loose in modern-day New Orleans, begin to exceed his expectations and exhibit logistical and analytical skills, he plans to eliminate the entire race, a plan that backfires into humankind's ultimate nightmare
    This dark endeavor by Kenneth Oppel( Book )
    13 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,025 libraries worldwide
    "Sixteen-year-old Victor Frankenstein leads a charmed life...[exploring] all the hidden passageways and secret rooms of the palatial Frankenstein chateau. Except one. The Dark Library contains ancient tomes written in strange languages and filled with forbidden knowledge."--p.4 of cover
    The casebook of Victor Frankenstein : a novel by Peter Ackroyd( Book )
    16 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,954 libraries worldwide
    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
    The dead town : a novel by Dean R Koontz( Book )
    10 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,755 libraries worldwide
    The war against humanity is raging. As the small town of Rainbow Falls, Montana, comes under siege, scattered survivors band together to weather the onslaught of the creatures set loose upon the world. As they ready for battle against overwhelming odds, they will learn the full scope of Victor Frankenstein's nihilistic plan to remake the future -- and the terrifying reach of his shadowy, powerful supporters. Now the good will make their last, best stand. In a climax that will shatter every expectation, their destinies and the fate of humanity hang in the balance
    Frankenstein by Michael Burgan( Book )
    6 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and Polish and held by 1,570 libraries worldwide
    Graphic novel treatment of Mary Shelley's classic novel of a scientist who brings a monster to life
    The annotated Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley( Book )
    4 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in English and held by 1,570 libraries worldwide
    This annotated edition offers insights into Shelley's literary and social worlds, and shows how she developed the story of a monster assembled by a scientist from parts of dead bodies. The monster develops a mind of his own as he learns to loathe himself and hate his creator. The commentary places her work into a fresh light, deepening the readers' understanding of the novel and the Romantic Era in which it was created
    Mary Shelley's Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley( visu )
    16 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 1,482 libraries worldwide
    Adaptation of the classic horror story in which a young doctor creates life. The creature he assembles from the bodies of convicts and the brain of a brilliant scientist soon realizes that he will be rejected by society and goes on a rampage seeking revenge on the doctor who gave him life
    The monsters : Mary Shelley and the curse of Frankenstein by Dorothy Hoobler( Book )
    6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,305 libraries worldwide
    "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
    The Endurance of Frankenstein : essays on Mary Shelley's novel by George Lewis Levine( Book )
    2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 1,239 libraries worldwide
    Mary Shelley by Harold Bloom( Book )
    1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1,237 libraries worldwide
    Contains eleven critical essays on her fictional works, arranged in chronological order of publication
    Frankenstein, or, The modern Prometheus, the 1818 text by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley( Book )
    21 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,159 libraries worldwide
    Mary Shelley's classic on man's blasphemous attempt to create life is accompanied by commentary on the author and the stylistic, thematic, and mythic aspects of the novel
    Frankenstein : a cultural history by Susan Tyler Hitchcock( Book )
    4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,144 libraries worldwide
    Frankenstein began as the nightmare of an unwed teenage mother in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1816. At a time when the moral universe was shifting and advances in scientific knowledge promised humans dominion over that which had been God's alone, Mary Shelley envisioned a story of human presumption and its misbegotten consequences. Two centuries later, that story is still constantly retold and reinterpreted, from Halloween cartoons to ominous allusions in the public debate, capturing and conveying meaning central to our consciousness today and our concerns for tomorrow. From Victorian musical theater to Boris Karloff with neck bolts, to invocations at the President's Council on Bioethics, the monster and his myth have inspired everyone from cultural critics to comic book addicts. This is a lively and eclectic cultural history, illuminated with dozens of pictures and illustrations, and told with skill and humor. Susan Tyler Hitchcock uses film, literature, history, science, and even punk music to help us understand the meaning of this monster made by man. --Publisher
 
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