The Monsters: Mary Shelley And The Curse Of Frankenstein

Paperback | August 20, 2007

byDorothy Hoobler, Thomas Hoobler

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One murky night in 1816, on the shores of Lake Geneva, Lord Byron, famed English poet, challenged his friends to a contest--to write a ghost story. The assembled group
included the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley; his lover (and future wife) Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin; Mary's stepsister Claire Claremont; and Byron's physician, John William Polidori. The famous result was Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, a work
that has retained its hold on the popular imagination for almost two centuries. Less well-known was the curious Polidori's contribution: the first vampire novel. And the
evening begat a curse, too: Within a few years of Frankenstein's publication, nearly all of those involved met untimely deaths. Drawing upon letters, rarely tapped archives, and their own magisterial rereading of Frankenstein itself, Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler have crafted a rip-roaring tale of obsession and creation.

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One murky night in 1816, on the shores of Lake Geneva, Lord Byron, famed English poet, challenged his friends to a contest--to write a ghost story. The assembled groupincluded the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley; his lover (and future wife) Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin; Mary's stepsister Claire Claremont; and Byron's physician, John William Po...

Dorothy and Tom Hoobler have written more than 80 books for adults, young adults, and children, and have received numerous awards from library, educational, and cultural organizations. Their ten-book series for Oxford University Press, The American Family Albums, has gone through several printings and has been used as premiums for PBS ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:August 20, 2007Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0316066400

ISBN - 13:9780316066402

Appropriate for ages: 13

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