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  • Title: O Livro de Victor Frankenstein
  • Author: Peter Ackroyd
  • ISBN: 9789896373283
  • Page: 206
  • Format: Paperback

  • S culo XIX Dois estudantes de Oxford, o investigador Victor Frankenstein e o poeta Percy Shelley, encontram se e formam uma amizade improv vel Shelley desafia as conven es religiosas de Frankenstein e abre lhe os olhos para no es est ticas sobre cria o e vida.Obcecado por estes novos ideais e desejoso de reanimar os mortos, o jovem cientista inicia experi ncias anat mS culo XIX Dois estudantes de Oxford, o investigador Victor Frankenstein e o poeta Percy Shelley, encontram se e formam uma amizade improv vel Shelley desafia as conven es religiosas de Frankenstein e abre lhe os olhos para no es est ticas sobre cria o e vida.Obcecado por estes novos ideais e desejoso de reanimar os mortos, o jovem cientista inicia experi ncias anat micas num celeiro isolado perto de Oxford Mas estes esp cimes revelam se imperfeitos, e cedo Victor transfere o seu laborat rio para uma f brica abandonada em Limehouse.E ent o que o cientista se cruza com os ressurreicionistas, cujos m todos macabros colocam Frankenstein em grande perigo enquanto ele trabalha fervorosamente para criar a terr fica criatura que ir imortalizar o seu nome
    Peter Ackroyd
    Peter Ackroyd CBE is an English novelist and biographer with a particular interest in the history and culture of London.Peter Ackroyd s mother worked in the personnel department of an engineering firm, his father having left the family home when Ackroyd was a baby He was reading newspapers by the age of 5 and, at 9, wrote a play about Guy Fawkes Reputedly, he first realized he was gay at the age of 7.Ackroyd was educated at St Benedict s, Ealing and at Clare College, Cambridge, from which he graduated with a double first in English In 1972, he was a Mellon Fellow at Yale University in the United States The result of this fellowship was Ackroyd s Notes for a New Culture, written when he was only 22 and eventually published in 1976 The title, a playful echo of T S Eliot s Notes Towards the Definition of Culture 1948 , was an early indication of Ackroyd s penchant for creatively exploring and reexamining the works of other London based writers.Ackroyd s literary career began with poetry, including such works as London Lickpenny 1973 and The Diversions of Purley 1987 He later moved into fiction and has become an acclaimed author, winning the 1998 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for the biography Thomas More and being shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1987.Ackroyd worked at The Spectator magazine between 1973 and 1977 and became joint managing editor in 1978 In 1982 he published The Great Fire of London, his first novel This novel deals with one of Ackroyd s great heroes, Charles Dickens, and is a reworking of Little Dorrit The novel set the stage for the long sequence of novels Ackroyd has produced since, all of which deal in some way with the complex interaction of time and space, and what Ackroyd calls the spirit of place It is also the first in a sequence of novels of London, through which he traces the changing, but curiously consistent nature of the city Often this theme is explored through the city s artists, and especially its writers.Ackroyd has always shown a great interest in the city of London, and one of his best known works, London The Biography, is an extensive and thorough discussion of London through the ages His fascination with London literary and artistic figures is also displayed in the sequence of biographies he has produced of Ezra Pound 1980 , T S Eliot 1984 , Charles Dickens 1990 , William Blake 1995 , Thomas More 1998 , Chaucer 2004 , William Shakespeare 2005 , and J M W Turner The city itself stands astride all these works, as it does in the fiction.From 2003 to 2005, Ackroyd wrote a six book non fiction series Voyages Through Time , intended for readers as young as eight This was his first work for children The critically acclaimed series is an extensive narrative of key periods in world history.Early in his career, Ackroyd was nominated a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1984 and, as well as producing fiction, biography and other literary works, is also a regular radio and television broadcaster and book critic.In the New Year s honours list of 2003, Ackroyd was awarded the CBE.


    What if Frankenstein creates its own creature? A surprisingly and great book by Peter Ackroyd with plenty of famous writers among the characters, like Mary Shelley, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Daniel Westbrook, Harriet Westbrook, John Polidori, Fred Shoebury, George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron.Hard to understand why this book has been underrated by some reviews.

    What would've happened if Dr. Frankenstein had actually lived and knew the Shelleys? That's the question that Peter Ackroyd answers in this book.Frankenstein travels to study at Oxford where he meets Percy Shelley. The two hit it off and become friends. What then follows is a commingling of Shelley's life with the story of Frankenstein. It's a surprising good book, and does seem to play a little with the opinion by some that Mary Shelley did not write Frankenstein. (Some people believe it was Pe [...]

    Have you ever read a book and have just been entirely unsure as to why the author decided to take the time to write it? That’s pretty much how I feel aboutThe Casebook of Victor Frankensteinby Peter Ackroyd. A slightly adjusted retelling of the Frankenstein story by Mary Shelley, the novel does little to improve or grow upon the original story. Essentially, Victor Frankenstein, a young scholar from Switzerland, enrolls in Oxford, where he meets the revolutionary poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. Cons [...]

    Roger Brunyate
    Rewriting a Classic[Review from 2011]I sat quite still and observed the heavens revolving above my head, and wondered if they were the origin of my being. Or had I come from the creeping waters of the river? Or from the mild earth that nurtured all the plants and flowers of the world? When at first light a wood pigeon came before me, I took part in its existence and pecked upon the ground; when a gull flew above my head I shared its soaring form; wen I watched an otter upon the bank, I could fee [...]

    How do you feel about things that go bump in the night? Me, not so good. I am a coward. I am Chief Coward from Cowardville. I avoid scary movies and scary books and scary people too. So much I was looking forward to reading Peter Ackroyd's new book The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein the F-word frightened me off a bit. But then the lure was too strong and I caved.In this retelling of Frankenstein on that famous ghost story filled night when Mr and Mrs Shelley were staying with Byron and Mary tho [...]

    Initially, I found it difficult to get into a "reading rhythm" with this book, but once I did, I found in completely engaging. This is a retelling of Shelley's horror classic, and the author has made liberal use of real-life figures, such as Lord Byron, Polidori, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and, of course, Mary Shelley herself.Phenomenally descriptive, many passages read like poetry; this author is a master at setting scene, and one is able to visualize, and almost smell, the dark, filthy streets of L [...]

    Jayaprakash Satyamurthy
    Now this is more like it.Peter Ackroyd makes Victor Frankenstein a student at Cambridge, which enables Victor to make the acquaintance of Percy Bysshe Shelley and his various associates, including a certain Mary Godwin, and also lets Ackroyd find a way to shift the bulk of the action to his own home turf, London. There's an interestingly Dickensian overtone at times. Ackroyd's narrative is substantial, but poised, without waste and enriched with excellent secondary characters, real and fictional [...]

    The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein by Peter Ackroyd is a retelling of the gothic classic Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. As with all retellings, one approaches the new version with trepidation. Is there a need to retell a story that has already been told so well? Will this version offer anything new or interesting? What, if anything will be lost in translation? When I began the novel, I stepped back a bit from my own expectations and tried to allow Ackroyd to give me the pleasure of revisiting a [...]

    Cheryl Gatling
    Two things about this book. One, Mary Shelley's original telling of the Frankenstein story is better. So if your main interest is learning how a 19th century amateur scientist re-animates dead human flesh, and what that might mean for society and religion, for the creature and the created, then you won't want to miss the classic. But the second thing about this book is that there is a surprise at the end, which makes it difficult to review without giving it away. As in Atonement, when you get to [...]

    I love retellings of the "haunted summer" of 1816, wherein Byron, Shelley, and Mary Shelley read ghost stories to each other and came up with the bet to produce the scariest ghost story of them all -- supposedly leading to Mary Shelley's dreams wherein she came up with the idea for the novel "Frankenstein." In Peter Ackroyd's version, Dr. Frankenstein is a real person in attendance at this haunted gathering. His friendship with Percy Shelley has a great deal to do with his beingthere, and the cr [...]

    Saleh MoonWalker
    Onvan : The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein - Nevisande : Peter Ackroyd - ISBN : 385530846 - ISBN13 : 9780385530842 - Dar 368 Safhe - Saal e Chap : 2008

    I was hoping for more than "the exact same Frankenstein story, except Percy Shelley shows up sometimes."

    Nancy Oakes
    This is Peter Ackroyd's retelling of Shelley's classic in his own postmodern sort of way. Actually, in this novel, Victor Frankenstein is a real person. Included among his best friends is Percy Bysshe Shelley, and through him, Victor meets up with other Romantic-era superstars: Lord Byron, Byron's personal physician Dr. Polidori (writer of a small novella you may have heard of: The Vampyre), and Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, the author of Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus) herself. Ackroyd ha [...]

    In some ways I feel that in trying to breathe a new life into the story of Frankenstein, Peter Ackroyd has mostly succeeded only in making his own awkward monster. The beginning of the book is slow, and I was not really drawn in until the creature of the story emerges, mainly because the creature is the only character that I found fully drawn and riveting. It is the only source of real drama; everything else comes off as superfluous. Partly I think this results from Ackroyd's choice to tell the [...]

    The multi-talented Peter Ackroyd, distinguished British biographer, critic, cultural historian, and novelist, offers one of his most inventive works since The Trial of Eliabeth Cree (1995). As his recent historical novels reveal, his interests are broad--the Lambs, Heinrich Schliemann, John Milton among many others--and he has an expansive imagination, prolific pen, and a wide-ranging knowledge. In this work, he demonstrates his various skills by retelling the Frankenstein tale complete with the [...]

    Victor Frankenstein, a young man from Switzerland, joins Oxford University, where he meets Percy Bysshe Shelley. The two become friends, although their interests only just coincide – Frankenstein wants to understand how life is created, and focuses his investigations on reanimating dead bodies using “the electrical fluid”, whereas Shelley’s investigations are more metaphysical. Even after Shelley is expelled, the two remain close – Frankenstein even moves to London to be near him. In o [...]

    Kay Stopforth
    I feel kind of mean only giving this three stars, as it was absorbing, atmospheric and well written, but it didn't engage me on an emotional level at all. This was a clever attempt at retelling the famous story - perhaps a little too clever. The Shelleys feature prominently, with Byron and Polidori also making key appearances. None of them is portrayed particularly sympathetically, except perhaps Mary, but she's not in it that much. Shelley is depicted as a narcissistic twit, and Byron as a chil [...]

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It reminded me of a conversation with a friend not so long ago, that it takes a series of small steps or yeses to reach an outcome, and as this story unfolds, we see Victor Frankenstein making just that step towards the outcome at a time. Questions are raised. this a creation or the creator that wreaks havoc? what is the nature of human consciousness? What is the power of a relationship this case that between Percy Bysshe Shelley and Victor? We also get glimpses o [...]

    This was rather slow to start for me. That may partially be because this has been a stressful week for me, but it finally picked up about 150 pages in. Ackroyd has a great style - I didn't feel so much like I was reading a neo-Victorian novel as I was the real thing at times. His settings and descriptions were wonderful, and the overall atmosphere of this was great.As far as story and plot go, however, I wasn't all that impressed by this one. It has an interesting take on the tale, with Frankens [...]

    I have long been a fan of books that explore iconic characters in a new light. Capturing the flavor and cadence of the time period, The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein pulls the reader into the world of London through the eyes of the newly arrived Frankenstein. Quickly establishing the influences that shape his path, the story is engrossing in it pacing. An air of trepidation and dread lingers as Victor begins his exploration of science and the boundaries of the natural and unnatural world.Build [...]

    This book is a sort of combination prequel/retelling of Mary Shelley's famed work, and it does a wonderful job of immersing the reader in 19th century Europe, in and around the imagined Frankenstein's life. The pacing is a bit off for me; I felt that the long, leisurely feel of the majority of the book was entirely upset by the rush of the ending. I did enjoy the end, but I had a problem with its sudden snap--when did Frankenstein deposit Fred in the lime pit? More of the details surrounding Har [...]

    I was suspicious at first; there were so many parts of this book that felt deja vu lifted straight from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein - what could possibly be the original contribution of this novel? Well. It did not disappoint. Purporting to be the "true" story of Victor Frankenstein, from which Shelley got her version, this was a very satisfying, very creepy retelling of the classic. Most impressively, it was written in the language of the time: it reads just like Frankenstein, the original.Basi [...]

    Not his best by a long shot and even the descriptions of early 18th century London feel (surprisingly for Ackroyd) a bit photocopied and yet this is good madcap fun. A sort of re-imagining of Mary Shelley's novel, we see Victor Frankenstein as an Oxford dropout, experimenting with corpses in a warehouse in Limehouse. He's friends with Shelley, meets Byron and there's even an ostler-cum-surgeon's apprentice called Jack Keat who dies from tuberculosis and then.well, read if you want to find out. L [...]

    Eerie, creepy and beautifully wrought language combine to create an interesting take on Frankenstein's monster. I especially appreciated the author's ability to create such realistic settings: Geneva, the streets of London, riverwalks and laboratories, each are imbued with such detail and feeling, I thought I was visiting each scene myself. Slow at times, but still delightful and horrifying; I did enjoy this title and will certainly read this author's work again.

    Wow! I loved this book! Casebook is a reworking of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein told in first person by Victor Frankenstein, the mad Swiss scientist who created the famous monster. Weaving throughout the novel are the poets Shelley, Byron and Mary Shelley herself. Determined to find the mystery of life, he soon latches onto Shelley's ideas to harness electrical energy. Great biographical fact and fiction - and the shocking twist of an ending will knock your socks off!!

    I have to say that im always intrigued with stories with one perspective. This book (obviously a retelling) does just that. It shows you the how Victor Frankenstein sees the world and why he goes through experimenting on corpses. As he goes deeped and deeped into his experiments, he creates the mosnster we all know very well. The experiments, his paranoia, and the un-dead he created chilled me to the bone. I highly recomend it.

    2.5I'm still trying to think why, but this book just didn't work for me.Ackroyd can usually do no wrong in my eyes, and his historical settings are normally very good, but this all seemed stilted and contrived. I struggled with the book from the outset and kept thinking I'd find it easier and more enjoyable the further I got into it, but I've put it aside with relief.

    An interesting take on Shelley's Frankenstein. As a fan of the original, I probably would not recommend this novel to a fellow fan. If I had tried harder to dissociate the two versions, perhaps my reading experience would have been better and the ending might not have left me feeling so disappointed.

    An enthralling novel in which Victor Frankenstein meets his author and her environments (Mary and Percy Bysshe Shelley, Lord Byron, Polidori), for example Victor travels with the Shelleys to Switzerland (a travel which took place in reality, too). Ackroyd combines the story with atmospheric description of London and ideas of this time and characters about liberty and society.

    Katie Wilson
    The novel is a whirlwind of everyone's favorite classical gothic literature characters, and it is enjoyable and nail-biting for 75% of the novel. Unfortunately, it falls short in the end, which is extremely sad. Ackroyd painted Mary Godwin as a powerful female character, possibly the only one in the novel, and I had just gotten a good feel for how he was writing her when suddenly, Percy Shelley is dead. The last five or six chapters blur together in a rushed attempt to end a novel that I think A [...]

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