Another dazzling example of the power of Peter Ackroyd's imagination ---- a brilliant novel written in the voice of Victor Frankenstein himself. Shelley and Mary Shelley are characters in the story.
Peter Ackroyd is an award-winning novelist, as well as a broadcaster, biographer, poet and historian.The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein has affinities with Hawksmoor, an equally creepy and brilliant historical novel, which won both the Guardian fiction prize and the Whitbread Novel of the Year, and with Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem, an East End novel which is imagined with equal power and ingenuity. His most recent novels are The Fall of Troy, The Lambs of London and the bestselling The Clerkenwell Tales. He is the author of the acclaimed non-fiction bestsellers, Thames- Sacred River and London- The Biography. He has a CBE for services to literature.
"A thrilling concoction . . . Ackroyd's telling of the tale is a worthy revival. I found his book so creepy that I kept the bedroom light on all night." -- "Daily Express" "From the Trade Paperback edition."