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The Monsters We Deserve

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Hardback (06 Sep 2018) | English

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Synopsis

'Do monsters always stay in the book where they were born? Are they content to live out their lives on paper, and never step foot into the real world?'

The Villa Diodati, on the shore of Lake Geneva, 1816: the Year without Summer. As Byron, Polidori, and Mr and Mrs Shelley shelter from the unexpected weather, old ghost stories are read and new ghost stories imagined. Born by the twin brains of the Shelleys is Frankenstein, one of the most influential tales of horror of all time.

In a remote mountain house, high in the French Alps, an author broods on Shelley's creation. Reality and perception merge, fuelled by poisoned thoughts. Humankind makes monsters; but who really creates who? This is a book about reason, the imagination, and the creative act of reading and writing. Marcus Sedgwick's ghostly, menacing novel celebrates the legacy of Mary Shelley's literary debut in its bicentenary year.

About the Publisher

Zephyr

Zephyr

We are Head of Zeus, an independent publishing house dedicated to new authors, great storytelling and fabulous ideas. Head of Zeus opened for business on 3 January 2012 and we published our first books in July 2012. Our list is a mix of general and literary fiction, genre fiction and non fiction.

Book information

ISBN: 9781788542302
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Imprint: Zephyr
Pub date:
Edition: Hardback original
DEWEY: 823.92
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 262
Weight: 630g
Height: 150mm
Width: 222mm
Spine width: 29mm