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William Morrow
336 pages
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<p><em>The Lady and Her Monsters</em> by Roseanne Motillo brings to life the fascinating times, startling science, and real-life horrors behind Mary Shelley’s gothic masterpiece, <em>Frankenstein</em>.</p><p>Montillo recounts how—at the intersection of the Romantic Age and the Industrial Revolution—Shelley’s Victor Frankenstein was inspired by actual scientists of the period: curious and daring iconoclasts who were obsessed with the inner workings of the human body and how it might be reanimated after death.</p><p>With true-life tales of grave robbers, ghoulish experiments, and the ultimate in macabre research—human reanimation—<em>The Lady and Her Monsters</em> is a brilliant exploration of the creation of Frankenstein, Mary Shelley’s horror classic.</p>
William Morrow
336 pages Review
<div class="aplus"> <h4> A Look Inside <em>The Lady and Her Monsters</em></h4> <div class="half-col"> <em><img alt="Galvani's Experiment" height="231" src="" width="300" /> </em> <div class="imageCaption"> <em>From Giovanni Aldini's text, Essai theoretique experimental sur le galvanism, depicting two decapitated cadavers and his efforts to restore movements to them. </em></div> </div> <div class="half-col last"> <em><img alt="Burke and Hare Suffocating Mrs. Docherty" height="226" src="" width="300" /> </em> <div class="imageCaption"> <em>Mrs. Docherty was suffocated and her body sold to Dr. Knox for dissection. The killers used the method known as 'burking' - plying their victim with drink then suffocating her. Mrs. Docherty was their last victim.</em></div> </div> <div class="break spacer"> </div> <div class="half-col"> <em><img alt="Panorama of the River Thames" height="197" src="" width="300" /> </em> <div class="imageCaption"> <em>In the 18th century, the river provided a great divide between social classes in London. It was also from one of its bridges that Mary Wollstonecraft jumped trying to commit suicide.</em></div> </div> <div class="half-col last"> <em><img alt="Frankenstein Observing the first stirring of his creature." height="300" src="" width="170" /></em> <div class="imageCaption"> <em>Frankenstein Observing the first stirring of his creature -- This is a print from the 1831 edition.</em></div> </div> </div>