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Mary and the birth of Frankenstein : a novel / Anne Eekhout ; translated from the Dutch by Laura Watkinson.

Eekhout, Anne, 1981- (author.). Watkinson, Laura, (translator.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780063256743
  • ISBN: 0063256746
  • ISBN: 9780063256750
  • ISBN: 0063256754
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : HarperVia, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2023.

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"A sapphic reimagining of Mary Shelley's youth, vividly exploring innocence, young love, gothic mystery and the roots of her literary masterpiece, Frankenstein. Switzerland, 1816. A volcanic eruption in Indonesia envelopes the whole of Europe in ash and cloud. Amid this "year without a summer," eighteen-year-old Mary Shelley and her lover Percy Bysshe Shelley arrive at Lake Geneva to visit Lord Byron and his companion John Polidori. Anguished by the recent loss of her child, Mary spends her days in strife. But come nightfall, the friends while away rainy wine-soaked evenings gathered around the fireplace, exchanging stories. One famous evening, Byron issues a challenge to write the best ghost story. Contemplating what to write, Mary recalls another summer, when she was fourteen... Scotland, 1812. A guest of the Baxter family, Mary arrives in Dundee, befriending young Isabella Baxter. The girls soon spend hours together wandering through fields and forests, concocting tales about mythical Scottish creatures, ghosts and monsters roaming the lowlands. As their bond deepens, Mary and Isabella's feelings for each other intensify. But someone has been watching them-the charismatic and vaguely sinister Mr. Booth, Isabella's older brother-in-law, who may not be as benevolent as he purports to be... With gripping mastery and verve, Anne Eekhout brings to life a defining moment in Mary Shelley's youth: the creative wellspring for one of the most original, thrilling, and timeless pieces of literature ever written. Provocative, wonderfully atmospheric and pulsing with emotion, Mary and the Birth of Frankenstein is a hypnotic ode to the power of imagination"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, 1797-1851 > Fiction.
Genre: Biographical fiction.

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Terryville Public Library F EEK (Text) 34028154966288 Adult New Fiction Available -
Burnham Library - Bridgewater FIC EEKHOUT (Text) 36937002172923 Adult New Material Available -
Burroughs-Saden Main - Bridgeport FIC EEKHOUT (Text) 34000151473980 Adult New Fiction Available -
Mark Twain Library Association - Redding FIC Eekhout (Text) 33620153749078 Adult Fiction Available -
Minor Memorial Library - Roxbury FIC EEKHOUT (Text) 33630147690056 Adult Fiction Available -
New Milford Public Library F EEKHO (Text) 34021155238807 Adult Fiction Available -
Ridgefield Library F EEKHOUT (Text) 34010155597957 Adult New Fiction Available -
Rockville Public Library F EEK (Text) 34035155865609 Adult Fiction Available -
Silas Bronson Library - Waterbury FIC EEKHOUT, A (Text) 34005154870439 Adult New Fiction Available -
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