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Raising the dead : the men who created Frankenstein

Author: Andy Dougan
Publisher: Edinburgh : Birlinn, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1818, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein introduced readers to the concept of raising the dead through scientific procedures. Few, however, realised that Shelley's story has a strong basis in fact, and the subject of arguably; the greatest Gothic novel ever written was the serious pursuit of some of the most brilliant minds of the time. In this book, Andy Dougan embarks on a wide-ranging exploration of the concept of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dougan, Andy.
Raising the dead.
Edinburgh : Birlinn, 2008
(OCoLC)607810126
Online version:
Dougan, Andy.
Raising the dead.
Edinburgh : Birlinn, 2008
(OCoLC)609925782
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andy Dougan
ISBN: 9781841586700 1841586706
OCLC Number: 190967792
Description: xii, 210 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Let his blood be shed --
The Resurrection man --
The last penalty of the law --
Slaughtered like an ox --
Spirits in the ether --
The battle of the frogs --
A tale of thrilling horror --
The Glasgow Frankenstein --
It's alive? --
The aftermath --
Man and superman.
Responsibility: Andy Dougan.
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