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Frankenstein's Brain

by John Sutherland

Frankenstein's Brain Synopsis

200 years on from the first publication of Frankenstein, John Sutherland delves into the deepest, darkest corners of Mary Shelley's gothic masterpiece to see what strange and terrifying secrets lie within. Is Victor Frankenstein a member of the Illuminati? Was Mary Shelley really inspired by spaghetti? Whoever heard of a vegan monster? Exploring the lesser-known byways of both the original tale and its myriad film and pop culture spinoffs, from the bolts on Boris Karloff's neck to the role of Igor in Young Frankenstein, Frankenstein's Brain is a fascinating journey behind the scenes of this seminal work of literature and imagination. Includes a unique digest by the Guardian's John Crace.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781785784088
Publication date: 4th October 2018
Author: John Sutherland
Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 208 pages
Categories: Literature: history & criticism,

About John Sutherland

John Sutherland is Lord Northcliffe Professor Emeritus at University College London and an eminent scholar in the field of Victorian fiction, author of many works including The Longman Companion to Victorian Fiction. He has also written the bestselling popular titles Is Heathcliff a Murderer?, Can Jane Eyre be Happy?, and Who is Dracula's Father?, all published by Icon.

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