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The casebook of Victor Frankenstein

Author: Peter Ackroyd
Publisher: New York : Nan A. Talese, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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"Frankenstein embarks on his anatomy experiments in a barn in the secluded village of Headington, just outside Oxford. But the cadavers supplied by the local coroner are frequently damaged or decaying, so he moves his coils and fluids to a deserted pottery manufactory in Limehouse. Here he makes contact with the Doomsday men - the resurrectionists - who row across the Thames in the dead of night to bring him the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Fiction
Named Person: Percy Bysshe Shelley; Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley; George Gordon Byron Byron, Baron; John William Polidori; Victor Frankenstein, (Fictitious character); George Gordon Byron Byron, Baron; John William Polidori; Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley; Percy Bysshe Shelley; Victor Frankenstein, (Fictitious character)
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Ackroyd
ISBN: 9780385530842 0385530846
OCLC Number: 458558328
Description: pages cm
Responsibility: Peter Ackroyd.

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"Frankenstein embarks on his anatomy experiments in a barn in the secluded village of Headington, just outside Oxford. But the cadavers supplied by the local coroner are frequently damaged or decaying, so he moves his coils and fluids to a deserted pottery manufactory in Limehouse. Here he makes contact with the Doomsday men - the resurrectionists - who row across the Thames in the dead of night to bring him the fresh corpses of the recently dead." "Victor Frankenstein, a serious-minded student from Switzerland, meets 'Mad Shelley', poet and atheist, at Oxford University. Soon, the two young men are deep in discussion of electrical science and natural philosophy. In this fervid and fervent atmosphere Frankenstein begins to contemplate new principles and new beliefs." "This is a novel written in the voice of Frankenstein himself. Shelley and Mary Shelley are characters in his story."--Jacket.

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