The Lady and Her Monsters: A Tale of Dissections, Real-Life Dr. Frankensteins, and the Creation of Mary Shelley's Masterpiece

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The Lady and Her Monsters by Roseanne Motillo brings to life the fascinating times, startling science, and real-life horrors behind Mary Shelley's gothic masterpiece, Frankenstein.

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.

With true-life tales of grave robbers, ghoulish experiments, and the ultimate in macabre research--human reanimation--The Lady and Her Monsters is a brilliant exploration of the creation of Frankenstein, Mary Shelley's horror classic.

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Exploring the frightful milieu in which Frankenstein was written, Roseanne Montillo recounts how....

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"With a flair for both drama and detail, Montillo breathes her own kind of life into the story of the men determined to discover its very elements."--Discover Magazine

"Spills the dirt on the making of the 19th-century novel--affairs, family drama, a lake house with Lord Byron!--and paints a grimly fascinating picture of the dissections and experiments in "animal electricity" that inspired the gothic tale."--Mental Floss

"Her narrative... rattles enjoyably through a lurid and restless landscape. ... Equally a literary and a scientific endeavor."--Wall Street Journal

"Montillo achieves a freshness through her lively narrative approach and a fascination with long-ago science and its ethics that sparks across the pages."--New York Times Book Review

"A delicious and enticing journey into the origins of a masterpiece."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Montillo's book is a welcome tribute to the literary, and especially the scientific, roots of the story."--The Commercial Dispatch

"A welcome tribute to the literary, and especially the scientific, roots of the story."--The Lady and Her Monsters

"Montillo never loses sight of the fact that it was Mary Shelley's imagination that sewed the pieces together - and provided the vital spark that keeps the tale alive nearly two centuries on."--New Scientist

"A haunting picture of an era in which science and the arts overlapped, a perfect storm in which inspiration for "Frankenstein" could strike. Like a bolt of lightning."--Washington Post

Her narrative rattles enjoyably through a lurid and restless landscape. Equally a literary and a scientific endeavor. --Wall Street Journal"

Montillo achieves a freshness through her lively narrative approach and a fascination with long-ago science and its ethics that sparks across the pages. --New York Times Book Review"

A delicious and enticing journey into the origins of a masterpiece. --Publishers Weekly (starred review)"

With a flair for both drama and detail, Montillo breathes her own kind of life into the story of the men determined to discover its very elements. --Discover Magazine"

Spills the dirt on the making of the 19th-century novel--affairs, family drama, a lake house with Lord Byron!--and paints a grimly fascinating picture of the dissections and experiments in animal electricity that inspired the gothic tale. --Mental Floss"

Montillo s book is a welcome tribute to the literary, and especially the scientific, roots of the story. --The Commercial Dispatch"

A welcome tribute to the literary, and especially the scientific, roots of the story. --The Lady and Her Monsters"

Montillo never loses sight of the fact that it was Mary Shelley s imagination that sewed the pieces together - and provided the vital spark that keeps the tale alive nearly two centuries on. --New Scientist"

A haunting picture of an era in which science and the arts overlapped, a perfect storm in which inspiration for Frankenstein could strike. Like a bolt of lightning. --Washington Post"

Enthusiatic prose... A Spirited investigation of the bizarre times that inspired Mary Shelley s Frankenstein. --Shelf Awareness (Starred Review)"

"Enthusiatic prose... A Spirited investigation of the bizarre times that inspired Mary Shelley's Frankenstein."--Shelf Awareness (Starred Review)

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