In Search of Frankenstein by Radu Florescu

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What is the link between Mary Shelley's 1818 novel and the history and myth surrounding the barons Frankenstein - a respected German noble family that inhabitted the Castle Frankenstein on the top of Magnet Mountain near Darmstadt from the early middle ages. All is explored in this fascinating and highly detailed book by an expert on Eastern European history author Radu Florescu leaves no stone unturned in his search for this legendary monster.

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Florescu is professor of history at Boston College since 1953. He received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from Christ Church, Oxford University in Great Britain, before moving to the United States where he completed his Ph.D. at Indiana University. Alan G. Barbour, M.D., is a professor of medicine and microbiology at the University of California Irvine College of Medicine. He is co-discoverer of the cause of Lyme disease and one of the developers of the Lyme disease vaccine.
Published January 1, 1975 by Warner Books. 244 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Education & Reference, Horror, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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There are portraits of Mary Shelley's parents (William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft) and the Shelley circle, speculations on Frankenstein's possible connection with an alchemist named Konrad Dippel, who hung out in the early 18th century at Castle Frankenstein on the Rhine (which Florescu claim...

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