The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein

The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein

by Peter Ackroyd
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The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein by Peter Ackroyd

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307473776
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/07/2010
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 1,108,064
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 11.28(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

About the Author

Peter Ackroyd is a master of the historical novel: The Last Testament of Oscar Wilde won the Somerset Maugham Award; Hawksmoor was awarded both the Whitbread Novel of the Year and the Guardian Fiction Prize; and Chatterton was short-listed for the Booker Prize. His most recent historical novel is The Fall of Troy. He is also the author of London: The Biography, Shakespeare: The Biography, Thames: The Biography, and Ackroyd’s Brief Lives series.

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The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
cindersylv More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend reading Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Requiem for the Author of Frankenstein (see below) before reading this book to fully appreciate what Ackroyd has done. He has woven together the original story with its historical context, actually placing Victor Frankenstein into a role that interacts with the Shelleys, Lord Byron, Coleridge, et.al, to create a new and thoroughly engrossing tale.
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BB23 More than 1 year ago
It was just okay and move to slow.