Hideous Love

Hideous Love

The Story Of The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein

eBook - 2013
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From Stephanie Hemphill, author of the Printz Honor winner Your Own, Sylvia and the acclaimed novel Wicked Girls: A Novel of the Salem Witch Trials, comes the fascinating story of gothic novelist Mary Shelley, most famous for the classic Frankenstein. An all-consuming love affair with famed poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, a family torn apart by scandal, a young author on the brink of greatness: Hideous Love is the story of the mastermind behind one of the most iconic figures in all of literature, a monster constructed out of dead bodies and brought to life by the tragic Dr. Frankenstein. This luminous verse novel reveals how Mary Shelley became one of the most celebrated authors in history.
Publisher: Made available through hoopla
[United States]:, Harper Collins Publishers ,, 2013
ISBN: 9780062209238
006220923X
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
text file, rda
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

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JCLAmyF Dec 23, 2013

This novel in verse tells the story of young Mary Shelley, beginning around the time she meets Percy Bysshe Shelley, and running through to the time of his death (spoiler!!!).

I thought the "in verse" part was fairly well done, and I liked learning more about her life. She was an exceptional person, surviving prejudice and discrimination and maltreatment and a LOT of death.

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