The Monster's Wife by Kate HorsleyThe Monster's Wife by Kate Horsley

The Monster's Wife

byKate Horsley

Paperback | October 1, 2016

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A literary gothic, in the tradition of Jean Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea and Valerie Martin’s Mary Reilly. A startling new sequel to Mary Shelley’s classic novel Frankenstein. Told from the perspective of the girl Victor Frankenstein transformed into a Bride for his monster. To a tiny island in the Scottish Orkneys, peopled by a devout community of twenty, comes Victor Frankenstein, driven there by a Devil's bargain: to make a wife for the Creature who is stalking him across Europe. In this darkly-wrought answer to Frankenstein, we hear the untold tale of the monster's wife through the perspective of the doctor's housemaid.
Born into a family of eccentrics and raised in a haunted house on the outskirts of London, Kate Horsley developed an early interest in the dark side of things. Her first novel, The Monster’s Wife, came out with Barbican Press in September 2014 and was shortlisted for the Scottish First Book of the Year Award. Her second novel, The Amer...
Title:The Monster's WifeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:258 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.6 inPublished:October 1, 2016Publisher:Barbican PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1909954055

ISBN - 13:9781909954052

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Fresh Take on the Classic Tale of Frankenstein In The Monster?s Wife, first-time novelist Kate Horsley honours the gothic tradition of Mary Shelley while maintaining a fresh, unique voice. Some describe this book as a sequel to Shelley?s classic Frankenstein. I view this new book as an ingenious spin-off revamping a short period of the classic tale. It takes place after Victor Frankenstein makes a pact with his ?creature? and settles in the Scottish Orkneys for a bout of manic work. Its dark, moody atmosphere lends well to the harsh landscape of the islands and the unravelling plot. With its vibrant imagery and meticulous details, The Monster?s Wife will have a firm grip on you from the start.
Date published: 2014-08-21