Frankenstein’s Brain (Paperback)
Puzzles and Conundrums in Mary Shelley’s Monstrous Masterpiece
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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.