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Anyone with an interest in literature, monsters or just interesting people will enjoy this book.
I highly recommend this book for horror fans, literary fans, or anyone just looking for an incredible true story.
The authors did a fantastic job assembling the fascinating lives of Mary Shelley, Percy, and Lord Byron.
Frankenstein has always been one of my favorite classic novels; I first encountered it in high school, and have subsequently taught it to several of my own classes as an English... Read morePublished 4 months ago by scholium
I am a huge fan of the horror genre and lately I have been reading a lot of the classics of horror and Gothic fiction, horror's forerunner. Read morePublished 14 months ago by LovecraftLass
This is a beautiful book. Great scholarship, lightly but consistently and energetically applied, so that the characters do come to life. Read morePublished 19 months ago by chris willoughby
Had all the information I was looking for to do a presentation on "the haunted summer" for my book club that was doing Frankenstein. Loved the Book! Read morePublished 21 months ago by Sarah Leopold
amazing compilation of background of the lives of Byron and the Shellys. A fascinating understanding of the circumstances that lead to the first science fiction novel in history.Published on February 23, 2013 by William Alford
I was a little worried when I bought this book, which had been recommended by a friend, that the writers might delve into the more salacious aspects of these writers/poets... Read morePublished on January 21, 2013 by Wendy Sparrow
Shelley and Byron, in this case, are the "Sheldons," and a personally unlovable pair they prove to be. Read morePublished on December 2, 2012 by Juliet Waldron
This is perhaps the best biography I have ever read. It's almost novelesque in the brilliancy of its storytelling. Read morePublished on October 7, 2011 by Reader Christensen