The lady and her monsters : a tale of dissections, real-life Dr. Frankensteins, and the creation of Mary Shelley's masterpiece
by Montillo, Roseanne.
|Format:||Print Book 2013|
|Availability:||Available at 9 Libraries 9 of 10 copies|
The Lady and Her Monsters by Roseanne Motillo brings to life the fascinating times, startling science, and real-life horrors behind Mary Shelley's gothic masterpiece, Frankenstein.
Montillo recounts how--at the intersection of the Romantic Age and the Industrial Revolution--Shelley's Victor Frankenstein was inspired by actual scientists of the period: curious and daring iconoclasts who were obsessed with the inner workings of the human body and how it might be reanimated after death.
With true-life tales of grave robbers, ghoulish experiments, and the ultimate in macabre research--human reanimation--The Lady and Her Monsters is a brilliant exploration of the creation of Frankenstein, Mary Shelley's horror classic.
ContentsThe spark of life
Waking the dead
A meeting of two minds
Eloping to the mainland
My hideous progeny
Frankenstein, or, The modern Prometheus
The anatomy act
A sea change.
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Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft,
-- Friends and associates.
Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, -- 1797-1851. -- Frankenstein.
Women and literature -- England -- History -- 19th century.
Dissection -- History -- 19th century.
Human anatomy -- History -- 19th century.
|Publisher|| New York :Willam Morrow,2013
322 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages -310) and index.