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Monsters The passion and loss that created Frankenstein

Written by Sharon Dogar

Monsters The passion and loss that created Frankenstein Synopsis

1814: Mary Godwin, the sixteen-year-old daughter of radical socialist and feminist writers, runs away with a dangerously charming young poet - Percy Bysshe Shelley. From there, the two young lovers travel a Europe in the throes of revolutionary change, through high and low society, tragedy and passion, where they will be drawn into the orbit of the mad and bad Lord Byron. But Mary and Percy are not alone: they bring Jane, Mary's young step-sister. And she knows the biggest secrets of them all . . . Told from Mary and Jane's perspectives, Monsters is a novel about radical ideas, rule-breaking love, dangerous Romantics, and the creation of the greatest Gothic novel of them all: Frankenstein

Monsters The passion and loss that created Frankenstein Press Reviews

A thoughtful and utterly fascinating story of love, hate and artistic creation -- Sally Nicholls Poignant, lush and satisfying - a thought-provoking book * Guardian * This gripping tale brings Mary Shelley to life. * The Independent * The historical details are deftly woven into this riveting tale. A book to curl up with. * Irish Times * This thoughtful novel can be a real gift to English teachers everywhere. -- Joy Court * LoveReading4Schools *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781783448036
Publication date: 1st February 2019
Author: Sharon Dogar
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 464 pages

About Sharon Dogar

Sharon Dogar was our Guest Editor in May 2011. Her book selection can be found here. Sharon Dogar’s first novel, Waves, is a poignant coming-of-age story about a family dealing with the accident of their daughter. It took a while for Sharon to get started, "but then I had ‘the moment,' " she explains. "That moment when a character just arrives in your mind and begs to be written - whether you want to do it or not.  I remember it was lunchtime.  I walked into the sitting room and had a thought: I was by ...

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