Publication Date: 08/02/2018 ISBN: 9781526360410 Category:

Mary’s Monster

Lita Judge

Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
Publication Date: 08/02/2018 ISBN: 9781526360410 Category:


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The dark, captivating story of one remarkable young woman. And her monster.

Creative genius…? Inventor of science fiction…? Pregnant teenage runaway…? Who was the real Mary Shelley?

Mary’s Monster is the compelling and beautifully illustrated story of Frankenstein’s author Mary Shelley – the original rebel girl and an inspiration for everyone from teenage readers to adult. Aged 16 and pregnant, Mary runs away to Switzerland with the married poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. Few people would have guessed that that fateful act would lead to a gothic novel still celebrated 200 years later. But cast out by her family and isolated by society, Mary Shelley created Frankenstein and his monster, forged in the fire of her troubled and tragic life.

Part biography and part graphic novel, Mary’s Monster is an engrossing take on one remarkable young woman and her monster.

Publisher Review

Stupendously illustrated...It's a heart-wrenching read in parts, and a deeply inspiring one in others. * BookTrust * It's 200 years since Frankenstein was first published, and this hybrid volume - somewhere between illustrated book and graphic novel - celebrates the life of its creator in smoky monochrome images and impassioned prose. Sweeping and gothic, yet carefully researched, it's a fitting companion to Mary Shelley's classic text -- Suzi Feay * The Financial Times * If this book doesn't win every award out there I'm going to be quite disappointed in the world. It is astounding - a truly amazing and beautiful piece of work. * @LisaLibros *

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