The Memoirs of Elizabeth Frankenstein

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Random House, 1996 - Fiction - 425 pages
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Rescued from an impoverished life among the Gypsies, raised by a remarkable noblewoman of Geneva, Elzabeth Lavenza was much more than a foster sister to Victor Frankenstein. Together, they forged a sensual bond and entered a world of mythical lore. Theodore Roszak reveals the stunningly passionate story Mary Shelley herself had dared not write.

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User Review  - marthaearly - LibraryThing

I originally picked up this book because Roszak's FLICKER is one of the best books I have ever read...I am still in awe of it. Incidentally, I am also a huge fan of Shelley's FRANKENSTEIN after ... Read full review

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User Review  - Coeruleo Luna - Goodreads

i read the hardcover version years ago, and to this day it is one of my favorite books of all time. such a beautiful concept of the 'flipside' of a classic novel without changing the original story's ... Read full review

Contents

Am Born into Exile
5
Find a New Mother
17
How Victor Entered My Life
24
Copyright

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About the author (1996)

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.

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