The Monsters: Mary Shelley and the Curse of Frankenstein by Dorothy Hoobler
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
wow.. this book was REALLY informative. in college, my favorite class was "the romantic era." for some reason, byron, shelley, coleridge... they all struck a chord with me. by the time we read frankenstein by mary shelley, i was hooked.
the monsters takes an inside look at these authors and their lives. it's full of romance, scandal, and tragedy. unfortch, the book reads a bit like a history textbook, jumping around between places, dates, and characters. in spite of being tough to follow and a bit tedious at times, i really got into it.
maybe reading it before bed every night wasn't such a good idea because the characters started showing up in my dreams. spooky!
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