Lady and Her Monsters A Tale of Dissections, Real-Life Dr. Frankensteins, and the Creation of Mary Shelley's Masterpiece

ISBN-10: 006202583X
ISBN-13: 9780062025838
Edition: 2013
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Description: 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  More...

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List price: $15.99
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/22/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.550

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.

Roseanne Montillo holds an MFA from Emerson College in Massachusetts, where she continues to teach as a professor of literature. She lives in Boston.

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