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In search of Frankenstein exploring the myths behind Mary Shelley"s monster by Radu Florescu

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Published by Robson Books/Parkwest in New York .
Written in English


  • Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, 1797-1851.,
  • Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, 1797-1851 -- Adaptations.,
  • Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, 1797-1851.,
  • Shelley, Percy Bysshe, 1792-1822 -- Marriage.,
  • Authors, English -- 19th century -- Biography.,
  • Horror tales, English -- History and criticism.,
  • Frankenstein (Fictitious character),
  • Scientists in literature.,
  • Monsters in literature.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementRadu Florescu.
LC ClassificationsPR5397.F73 F6 1998
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 287 p., [12] p. of plates :
Number of Pages287
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL706093M
ISBN 10186105033X
LC Control Number97066447

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The Monster. The monster is Victor Frankenstein’s creation, assembled from old body parts and strange chemicals, animated by a mysterious spark. He enters life eight feet tall and enormously strong but with the mind of a newborn. Abandoned by his creator and confused, he tries to integrate himself into society, only to be shunned universally. Jan 04,  · • In Search of Mary Shelley: The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein is published by Profile. To order a copy for £ (RRP £) go to or call . In Search of Frankenstein: Exploring the Myths Behind Mary Shelley's Monster () by Radu Florescu and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great prices/5(56). A follow-up of Florescu's In Search of Dracula (written with Raymond T. McNally, ). Frankenstein buffs will probably find the answers to most imaginable and some unimaginable questions; the Rumanian scholar, writing a somewhat dubious English, touches all bases from the circumstances of the original book's composition to a comprehensive filmography up to Mel Brooks. There are portraits of Author: Radu Florescu.