Hideous Love: The Story Of The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein

Hardcover | April 23, 2015

byStephanie Hemphill

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From Stephanie Hemphill, author of the Printz Honor winner Your Own, Sylvia and the acclaimed novel Wicked Girls: A Novel of the Salem Witch Trials, comes the fascinating story of gothic novelist Mary Shelley, most famous for the classic Frankenstein.

An all-consuming love affair with famed poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, a family torn apart by scandal, a young author on the brink of greatness: Hideous Love is the story of the mastermind behind one of the most iconic figures in all of literature, a monster constructed out of dead bodies and brought to life by the tragic Dr. Frankenstein.

This luminous verse novel reveals how Mary Shelley became one of the most celebrated authors in history.

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From Stephanie Hemphill, author of the Printz Honor winner Your Own, Sylvia and the acclaimed novel Wicked Girls: A Novel of the Salem Witch Trials, comes the fascinating story of gothic novelist Mary Shelley, most famous for the classic Frankenstein.An all-consuming love affair with famed poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, a family torn apart...

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An all-consuming love affair.A family torn apart by scandal.A young author on the brink of greatness.Hideous Love is the fascinating story of gothic novelist Mary Shelley, who as a teen girl fled her restrictive home only to find herself in the shadow of a brilliant but moody boyfriend, famed poet Percy Shelley. It is the story of the ...

Stephanie Hemphill is also the award-winning author ofWicked Girls: A Novel of the Salem Witch Trials, aLos Angeles TimesBook Prize finalist;Your Own, Sylvia: A Verse Portrait of Sylvia Plath, a Michael L. Printz Honor Book;Sisters of Glass; andThings Left Unsaid: A Novel in Poems. She lives in Chicago, Illinois.

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Wicked Girls: A Novel Of The Salem Witch Trials
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Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 8.63 × 5.88 × 1.07 inPublished:April 23, 2015Publisher:Harpercollins PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061853313

ISBN - 13:9780061853319

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Praise for WICKED GIRLS: “In subtle, spare first-person free-verse poems, the author skillfully demonstrates how ordinary people may come to commit monstrous acts. Haunting and still frighteningly relevant.”