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by Peter Ackroyd

Author: Peter Ackroyd
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Language: English
Publisher: Anchor; Reprint edition (September 7, 2010)
Pages: 368 pages
Category: Fiction and Literature
Rating: 4.7
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Peter Ackroyd makes Victor Frankenstein a student at Cambridge, which enables Victor to make the acquaintance of Percy Bysshe Shelley and his various associates, including a certain Mary Godwin, and also lets Ackroyd find a way to shift the bulk of the action to his own home turf.

Peter Ackroyd makes Victor Frankenstein a student at Cambridge, which enables Victor to make the acquaintance of Percy Bysshe Shelley and his various associates, including a certain Mary Godwin, and also lets Ackroyd find a way to shift the bulk of the action to his own home turf, London. There's an interestingly Dickensian overtone at times.

Peter Ackroyd on The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein The book takes us into a world where scientific discovery and free-thinking are challenging every aspect of society.

Peter Ackroyd on The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein. It is of course obviously true that Frankenstein is a wonderful story, and I was eager to see if I could extend it in other directions. It is a myth and a history, an allegory and a nightmare. The book takes us into a world where scientific discovery and free-thinking are challenging every aspect of society The new science of electricity, and especially the discovery that an electric shock can "re-animate" the dead tissue of a frog's leg, inspire the obsession of the young Victor Frankenstein.

In the original Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, Victor loses practically everyone he loves to the monster's violence, and dies himself in pursuit of vengeance against his creation

In the original Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, Victor loses practically everyone he loves to the monster's violence, and dies himself in pursuit of vengeance against his creation. What is the effect of the new ending Ackroyd imagines? Are there different implications for the nature of man and the pursuit of science offered by this version's conclusion? Unless otherwise stated, this discussion guide is reprinted with the permission of Anchor Books.

A New York Times Notable Book andProvidence Journal Best Book of the YearFrom the incomparable Peter Ackroyd: a. .

A New York Times Notable Book andProvidence Journal Best Book of the YearFrom the incomparable Peter Ackroyd: a brilliant re-imagination of the classic tale that has enthralled readers for nearly two centuries. Shelley challenges the conventionally religious Frankenstein to consider his atheistic notions of creation and life-concepts that become an obsession for the young scientist. As Victor begins conducting anatomical experiments to reanimate the dead, he at first uses.

Peter Ackroyd's imagination dazzles in this brilliant novel written in the voice of Victor Frankenstein himself. Mary Shelley and Shelley are characters in the novel. It was at Oxford that I first met Bysshe. We arrived at our college on the same day; confusing to a mere foreigner, it is called University College. The heart? The eyes? Victor Frankenstein begins his anatomy experiments in a barn near Oxford. The coroner's office provides corpses – but they have often died of violence and drowning; they are damaged and putrifying. Victor moves his coils and jars and electrical fluids to a deserted pottery and from there, makes contact with the Doomesday Men – the resurrectionists.

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The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein. Peter Ackroyd’s imagination dazzles in this brilliant novel written in the voice of Victor Frankenstein himself. Author: Peter Ackroyd. I had seen him from my window and had been struck by his auburn locks.

Peter Ackroyd Now there is a tale of diablerie! I had read the book a month previously an. Peter Ackroyd's imagination dazzles in this brilliant novel written in the voice of Victor Frankenstein himself. Now there is a tale of diablerie! I had read the book a month previously and, to my astonishment, Bysshe began to quote extempore the entire first paragraph beginning, There was never a peaceful hour in the monastery that, to the simple inhabitants of the region, was known as the place of echoes. He would have continued but his companion at dinner, whom I afterwards ascertained to be Thomas Hogg, begged him to stop.

An expert at mingling fact and fiction, Peter Ackroyd is celebrated for producing biographies that metamorphose . In similar vein, The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein resurrects characters from Mary Shelley's novel.

An expert at mingling fact and fiction, Peter Ackroyd is celebrated for producing biographies that metamorphose into novels and novels that interweave invention with biography and history.

A New York Times Notable Book andProvidence Journal Best Book of the Year

From the incomparable Peter Ackroyd: a brilliant re-imagination of the classic tale that has enthralled readers for nearly two centuries. Victor Frankenstein, a researcher, and the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley form an unlikely friendship as first-years at Oxford. Shelley challenges the conventionally religious Frankenstein to consider his atheistic notions of creation and life—concepts that become an obsession for the young scientist. As Victor begins conducting anatomical experiments to reanimate the dead, he at first uses corpses supplied by the coroner. But these specimens prove imperfect for Victor’s purposes… Filled with the literary lights of the day, including Percy Shelley, Godwin, Lord Byron, and Mary Shelley herself, and penned in period-perfect voice, The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein is sure to become a classic of the twenty-first century.