Warren Ellis' Frankenstein's Womb

Warren Ellis' Frankenstein's Womb

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The account of Mary Shelley's terrifying real encounter with a creature at Castle Frankenstein, years before she penned her novel, as presented by acclaimed graphic novelist Warren Ellis. In the weird darkness of 1816, when a volcanic winter yielded a "year without a summer," Mary Wollestonecraft Godwin began writing the novel Frankenstein on the shore of Lake Geneva in Switzerland. But the true story of Frankenstein began months earlier when Mary, alongside future husband Percy Shelley and stepsister Clair Clairmont, approached a strange castle in the German wilderness while en route to Switzerland. Castle Frankenstein, some one hundred years earlier, had been home to Johann Conrad Dippel, whose experiments included the independent invention of nitroglycerin, a distillation of the elixir of life, and the transfer of a live soul into an awful accretion of human body parts. Mary never spoke of having entered the real Castle Frankenstein, but she did, and was never the same again... because something was haunting that tower, and Mary met it there! Fear, death and alchemy: the modern age is created here, in lost moments in a ruined castle on a day never recorded.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 162.56 x 264.16 x 5.08mm | 90.72g
  • Avatar Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 1592910599
  • 9781592910595
  • 166,862

About Warren Ellis

Warren Ellis is the award-winning British author of comic books, novels, and television, most often recognized for his sociocultural commentary and ground-breaking work in the genre of science fiction. His most recognizable works include Transmetropolitan, Planetary, and The Authority. He maintains a consistent online presence which includes the weekly delivery of the FREAKANGELS web comic to millions of fans. Ellis has published over 25 different creator-owned projects through Avatar Press (including BLACK SUMMER, IGNITION CITY, and GRAVEL, the last of which is in development as a film through Legendary Pictures), with many more planned.show more