Hideous Love

Hideous Love

The Story of the Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein

eBook - 2013
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"An all-consuming love affair. A family torn apart by scandal. A young author on the brink of greatness. Hideous Love is the fascinating story of gothic novelist Mary Shelley, who as a teen girl fled her restrictive home only to find herself in the shadow of a brilliant but moody boyfriend, famed poet Percy Shelley. It 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. Mary wrote Frankenstein at the age of nineteen, but inspiration for the monster came from her life--the atmospheric European settings she visited, the dramas swirling around her, and the stimulating philosophical discussions with the greatest minds of the period, like her close friend Lord Byron. This luminous verse novel from award-winning author Stephanie Hemphill reveals how Mary Shelley became one of the most celebrated authors in history."--Publisher description.
Publisher: New York, NY : Balzer + Bray/HarperCollinsPublishers, c2013.
ISBN: 9780062209238
Characteristics: 1 online resource.
Subjects: Shelley, Percy Bysshe, 1792-1822 -- Fiction.
Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, 1797-1851 -- Fiction.
Novels in verse.
Historical fiction.
Electronic books.
Authorship -- Fiction.

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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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