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Mary Shelley: The Strange True Tale of Frankenstein's Creator
Mary Shelley: The Strange True Tale of Frankenstein's Creator | Catherine Reef
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On the 200th anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein, comes a riveting biography of its author, Mary Shelley, whose life reads like a dark gothic novel, filled with scandal, death, drama, and one of the strangest love stories in literary history. The story of Frankenstein's creator is a strange, romantic, and tragic one, as deeply compelling as the novel itself. Mary ran away to Lake Geneva with the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley when she was just sixteen. It was there, during a cold and wet summer, that she first imagined her story about a mad scientist who brought a corpse back to life. Success soon followed for Mary, but also great tragedy and misfortune. Catherine Reef brings this passionate woman, brilliant writer, and forgotten feminist into crisp focus, detailing a life that was remarkable both before and after the publication of her iconic masterpiece. Includes index.
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Gina
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Yesss, well said sir!

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Gina
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♡♡♡ing this contents page... and the pages in this book are so thick and creamy~°•☆°•~

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Book_Fairy_Mary
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Wonderful YA bio of one of my favs, Mary Shelley.

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TheBookKeepers
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I‘m usually a hard critic of non fiction books and often prefer to read factionalized tales. However, I immensely enjoyed reading this biography about Mary Shelley, the creator of Frankenstein. Her life was scandalous, full of life, adventures, and tragic heart break. Told in an informative way that was an ease to follow. I enjoyed the writing style, quotes, and historical photographs throughout.

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Conservio
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The other side of my university‘s library‘s #frankenreads display #october #halloween

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Johanna414
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I really enjoyed this biography. I felt like the author did a good job of accurately portraying the Shelleys with all their faults and scandals while still keeping it appropriate for younger readers.

TheBookKeepers So after reading This Monstrous Thing, I‘m really intrigued by this book! I saw it in the library yesterday and read the first few pages! It looks good!! I‘m gonna have to go back and check it out I think! I tend to get distracted with biographies but this one seemed like it was written more story-like 14mo
Johanna414 @TheBookKeepers that‘s exactly why I picked it up too! I don‘t read a ton of nonfiction, but this held my interest 14mo
TheBookKeepers Oh good to know!! Yes after reading the info in the back of This Monstrous Thing about Mary Shelley, I was like “😲 that‘d be an interesting story to read about” lol! Then I remember seeing u post this, and it catching my eye yesterday, I feel like I need to read it 😂 14mo
Johanna414 @TheBookKeepers it‘s meant to be 😂 14mo
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Johanna414
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I don‘t think I would have cared for the Shelleys if I‘d known them, but they did live interesting lives! Really enjoying this biography

Megara Stacked! Thanks for sharing! 1y
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LibrarianRyan
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This looks like a fun. And right I time for #allhallowsread. End if the cover does remind me of the Strange Case of the Alchemists Daughter.

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#CoverLove #YAedition

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