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Frankenstein's monster : a novel
Susan Heyboer O;keefe
Adult Fiction O'KEEFE

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The eponymous monster of gothic horror rises once again in this well-wrought sequel to Mary Shelley's classic tale, the adult debut of children's author O'Keefe (One Hungry Monster with Lynn Munsinger). Narrated by the articulate and sensitive monster, the novel picks up immediately after the end of Shelley's original, with explorer Robert Walton deciding to avenge the death of his "friend Victor by relentlessly pursuing Frankenstein's creation to its death. In retaliation, the monster treks to England to destroy Walton's family only to befriend and fall in love with Walton's capricious niece, Lily Winterbourne. Run-ins with misunderstanding humans and the monomaniacal Walton as the couple attempt to flee to the desolate Orkney Islands give the monster ample opportunities to reflect on the inherent cruelty of humans, the nature of compassion, and mysteries of life and death. O'Keefe credibly extrapolates the moods and thoughts of the monster from how Shelley first imagined them in one of the better recent treatments of the Frankenstein theme. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


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main characters Frankenstein
Male
Loner
His creator, Victor Frankenstein has died; cursed to a life of isolation and hatred; escaped Robert, the explorer determined to destroy him, wanted to kill Robert's family until he fell in love with Lily ; changes his name to Victor Hartmann; wants to lead a normal life with Lily.

Robert Walton
Male
Determined to avenge the death of his friend Victor Frankenstein by destroying Frankenstein's creation.
Explorer

Lily Winterbourne
Female
In love with Frankenstein; tries to flee with Frankenstein away from Robert, her uncle her uncle.



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