The Memoirs of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Theodore Roszak

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The story of Victor Frankenstein, his quest for forbidden knowledge, and his creation of the Creature is told through the voice of Elizabeth, Victor's doomed fiance+a7e, in a candid, passionate retelling of Shelley's classic. 75,000 first printing. Tour.

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Theodore Roszak was born in Chicago, Illinois on November 15, 1933. He received a B.A. from UCLA and a Ph.D. in English history from Princeton University. He taught at Stanford University, the University of British Columbia, San Francisco State University, and California State University, Hayward. His only lengthy departure from academia was when he served as editor of Peace News in London during 1964 and 1965. His writings and social philosophy have been controversial since the publication of The Making of a Counter Culture in 1968. His other nonfiction works include Where the Wasteland Ends, Person/Planet, The Voice of the Earth, The Cult of Information, and Ecopsychology: Healing the Mind, Restoring the Earth. He also wrote several novels including Flicker, The Devil and Daniel Silverman, and Memoirs of Elizabeth Frankenstein, which won the Tiptree Award. He died of cancer on July 5, 2011 at the age of 77.
Published April 11, 1995 by Random House. 425 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror. Fiction

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The author's conceit is ponderous: Polar explorer Robert Walton, Victor's raconteur in Shelley's original, continues his involvement with the Frankensteins' bizarre lives well after Victor's death by editing Elizabeth's memoirs.

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Roszak, author of the seminal nonfiction work The Making of a Counterculture and several previous novels including Flicker, risks much and achieves all in this richly imagined, frankly erotic homage to Mary Shelley, who modeled Victor Frankenstein's murdered--and scarcely heard from--bride on her...

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Brought to live in a sumptuous but labyrinthine castle, the girl discovers that Lady Caroline Frankenstein belongs to a secret witches' coven, and that she has taken Elizabeth into her home to be the intellectual companion to her favorite son.

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