The Lady and Her Monsters: A Tale of Dissections, Real-Life Dr. Frankensteins, and the Creation of Mary Shelley's Masterpiece
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... show more
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.
Publish date: February 5th 2013
Publisher: William Morrow
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
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Oh, what a sad life Mary Shelley led! The book follows Mary’s life right from the moment of her birth and touches on every source of inspiration that led to the writing of Frankenstein. The story would leave Mary for a while at some points and follow other people who were vital to the writing of...
I'm guessing most of you have read Mary Shelley's Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus. Have you ever wondered about the history of the author and how she came to write such a story before she'd even turned 20 years old? Well, if you didn't um...well you probably won't be interested in what I've ...
I picked this book up as a research tool for something I'm writing dealing with a theme similar to Frankenstein. I was very excited to begin reading it and finished it quickly. The book was very interesting. It did have a lot of good information. I would definitely recommend it. My only complaint is...
This was a wonderful read. It's a brief survey of the experiments from key players during the era that influenced Frankenstein as well as a glimpse into the life of Mary Godwin Shelley. Montillo weaves a wonderful narrative that pulls you into that world. She carefully chooses individuals with fo...
Seen at Scott Reads It "To examine the cause of life, we must have recourse to death" -Mary Shelley Frankenstein is one of my all-time favorite classics and so I decided to request The Lady And Her Monsters on Edelweiss. Thank you to William Morrow for sending me a copy of this book in e...