The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein (Hardcover)

By Peter Ackroyd

Thorndike Press, 9781410424211, 489pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2010

December 2009 Indie Next List

“Peter Ackroyd's latest work is part historical novel, part mystery, part dark fantasy (or science fiction). It's a book that rewards close reading and even though I half-suspected the ending, a highly successful pastiche of a classic novel that I would enjoy reading in tandem with the original.”
— Billie J Bloebaum, Powell's Books, Inc, Portland, OR
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When two nineteenth-century Oxford students -- the religious Victor Frankenstein, a serious researcher, and the atheistic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley -- form an unlikely friendship which leads to heated discussions on the notions of creation and life, the result is a tour-de-force from one of the world's most accomplished authors. Filled with literary lights of the day and penned in period-perfect prose, this is sure to become a twenty-first century classic.