The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein

A Novel
Product Number: EB00148961
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780385531498
Publisher: Anchor
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A New York Times Notable Book and Providence Journal Best Book of the Year From the incomparable Peter Ackroyd: a brilliant re-imagination of the classic tale that has enthralled readers for nearly two centuries. Victor Frankenstein, a researcher, and the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley form an unlikely friendship as first-years at Oxford. Shelley challenges the conventionally religious Frankenstein to consider his atheistic notions of creation and life-concepts that become an obsession for the young scientist. As Victor begins conducting anatomical experiments to reanimate the dead, he at first uses corpses supplied by the coroner. But these specimens prove imperfect for Victor's purposes Filled with the literary lights of the day, including Percy Shelley, Godwin, Lord Byron, and Mary Shelley herself, and penned in period-perfect voice, The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein is sure to become a classic of the twenty-first century. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Author(s): Peter Ackroyd
Original Publish Date: Oct 06, 2009

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Author(s): Peter Ackroyd
Narrator(s): John Lee
Product Number Z100010427
Released: Oct 06, 2009
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Books on Tape
ISBN: #9780307702289

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