Monsters: The passion and loss that created Frankenstein (Hardback)
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Monsters: The passion and loss that created Frankenstein (Hardback)

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Hardback 464 Pages / Published: 07/02/2019
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1814: Mary Godwin, the sixteen-year-old daughter of radical socialist and feminist writers, runs away with a dangerously charming young poet - Percy Bysshe Shelley. From there, the two young lovers travel a Europe in the throes of revolutionary change, through high and low society, tragedy and passion, where they will be drawn into the orbit of the mad and bad Lord Byron. But Mary and Percy are not alone: they bring Jane, Mary's young step-sister. And she knows the biggest secrets of them all . . . Told from Mary and Jane's perspectives, Monsters is a novel about radical ideas, rule-breaking love, dangerous Romantics, and the creation of the greatest Gothic novel of them all: Frankenstein

Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
ISBN: 9781783448029
Number of pages: 464
Weight: 575 g
Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 41 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"A thoughtful and utterly fascinating story of love, hate and artistic creation" -- Sally Nicholls
"Poignant, lush and satisfying - a thought-provoking book" * Guardian *
"This gripping tale brings Mary Shelley to life." * The Independent *
"The historical details are deftly woven into this riveting tale. A book to curl up with." * Irish Times *
"This thoughtful novel can be a real gift to English teachers everywhere." -- Joy Court * LoveReading4Schools *
"I hugely enjoyed this compelling and passionate reimagining of the tumultuous teenage years of Mary Shelley" * The Bookseller *
"[An] interesting, compelling, meaty novel." * The School Librarian *
"Dogar writes Shelley as a revolutionary but one that is tangible and compassionate. Her monologues are ones that feel poignant and continue to ring true throughout her journeys in the book. She manages to ground Shelley in a way that shows a new side to the mother of monsters and allows the reader to live through her life intimately." * NYALitFest Newsletter *

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“YA Retelling of The Life of Mary Shelly”

I read Frankestein a couple of years ago and I was obsessed with it. I loved how dark and twisted it was. I have always been a big fan of horror so finally reading the original brought a new, deeper spin on the story.... More

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“A Thoughtful historical story filled with passion and love!”

I was sent this book by Andersen Press in exchange for an honest review so thank you for this as I loved it!
I read this novel with no idea as to what it was about, I knew Mary Shelley was involved somehow but didn’t... More

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Laura at Harrogate

“Well written but overly long”

There was a lot to enjoy here and I found the narrative pretty compelling, but I thought that the book was overly long, which made things drag a little. It tells the story of Mary Shelley and her stepsister, Claire... More

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