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The Resource The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein

The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein

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The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein
Title
The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein
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Peter Ackroyd
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Language
eng
Summary
A New York Times Notable Book andProvidence Journal Best Book of the YearFrom 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
Summary
When Victor Frankenstein meets Percy Bysshe Shelley at Oxford, the budding scientist and the radical atheist poet become fast friends, united by their interest in the origins of life. With Percy's encouragement, Victor begins his research into electricity -- which in turn leads to the creation of his legendary monster. This inventive reinterpretation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, written in the language of the early 19th century, incorporates both historical figures (such as Mary Shelley and Lord Byron) and fictional characters. -- Description by Ellen Foreman
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New York Times Notable Book, 2009
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Cataloging source
NOV
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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adult
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The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein
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OVERDRIVE:efa96e1e-a779-40e4-a89b-66429980e681
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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Isbn
9780385531498
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Label
The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:efa96e1e-a779-40e4-a89b-66429980e681
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780385531498
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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