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The casebook of Victor Frankenstein

by Peter Ackroyd

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Published by Nan A. Talese in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Shelley, Percy Bysshe, -- 1792-1822 -- Fiction,
  • Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, -- 1797-1851 -- Fiction,
  • Byron, George Gordon Byron, -- Baron, -- 1788-1824 -- Fiction,
  • Polidori, John William, -- 1795-1821 -- Fiction,
  • Frankenstein (Fictitious character) -- Fiction,
  • Scientists -- Fiction,
  • Monsters -- Fiction,
  • England -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    StatementPeter Ackroyd.
    GenreFiction.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR6051.C64 C37 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22853408M
    ISBN 109780385530842
    LC Control Number2008055196

    When two nineteenth-century Oxford students—Victor Frankenstein, a serious researcher, and the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley—form an unlikely friendship, the result is a tour de force that could only come from one of the world’s most accomplished and prolific authors. This haunting and atmospheric novel opens with a heated discussion, as Shelley challenges the conventionally religious. A New York Times Notable Book and Providence 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 /5(22).

    author of FRANKENSTEIN? It would most likely go something like the story told in Peter Ackroyd’s THE CASEBOOK OF VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN. According to Ackroyd, Victor and Shelley begin their friendship after they are engaged in a rousing discussion at Oxford where the two attend university. As the book begins, Victor is nourishing an. 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. Victor Frankenstein, a researcher, and the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley form an unlikely friendship as first-years at Oxford.

    The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein (Hardcover) By Peter Ackroyd. Email or call for price Powell's Books, Inc, Portland, OR of the day such as Bysshe Shelley, Godwin, Lord Byron, and Mary Shelley herself, and penned in period-perfect prose, The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein is sure to become a classic of the twenty-first century. 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/5(23).


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Casebook is a reworking of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein told in first person by Victor Frankenstein, the mad Swiss scientist who created the famous monster.

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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.

Ackroyd performs a similar feat with The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein: he reads both fiction and history as one complete truth, rather than the separate stories they actually are.

While Shelley's original concentrated on the horror of creation - what feminists interpret as the horror of childbirth - Ackroyd lets this sense of horror expand. Victor Frankenstein finds an ally in fellow Oxford student Percy Bysshe Shelley, a passionate atheist who shares his ideas of a new, fairer society of men uncoupled from divine creation.

Consumed with curiosity about “the spirit of life,” Frankenstein experiments on the dead using electricity to reinvigorate them, seeking to create a human.

The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein is a historical fantasy novel by Peter Ackroyd in which Mary Shelley’s imagined creations, Dr. Frankenstein and his Creature, exist in the same reality as Shelley, her husband, Percy Bysshe Shelley, John Keats, and Lord Byron.

“The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein” places its resurrected protagonist at the very scene of his own conception, hobnobbing with Mary and the poets and the doctor on that momentous night of literary passion.

For a mad scientist, Victor is awfully well connected — better, even, than Charles and Mary Lamb. Buy this book Medical student Victor Frankenstein imbibes fellow student “Bysshe” Shelley's belief in “the perfectability of mankind” and strives “to create a being of infinite benevolence” in this.

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Peter Ackroyd. The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein. 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 Casebook of Victor Frankenstein is a super novel and one which gets better and better as it goes on. Peter Ackroyd is well known as a contemporary authority on London, and few writers today or at any time previously have so single-mindedly memorialised this wonderful city: Ackroyd has written not just London's widely acclaimed Biography, a companion piece about the Thames: Sacred /5(32).The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein: A Novel by Peter Ackroyd.

A New York Times Notable Book and Providence 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.

The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein, in the final analysis, is a cautionary tale to remind us that tampering with nature, no matter the nobility of the aims associated with it, can have widely unexpected and drastic consequences.

And, perhaps, that .