All-new Bride of Frankenstein novel lets us into her patched-up past
Attempting to create life through dreadful experiments, Henry Frankenstein and Dr. Pretorius instead created unspeakable horror: two misshapen monsters, a brutish male and his female mate, stitched together from the bodies of cadavers. Crafted to be the monster's bride--an undead Eve to an equally accursed Adam--the female creature was destroyed mere minutes after taking her first breath--or was she?
This new novel by critically acclaimed writer Elizabeth Hand reinterprets the memorable characters from Universal Studios' classic 1935 film for a new generation of horror fans. Detailing the bride of Frankenstein's secret history, from the shadows of forgotten laboratories to the streets of Weimar Germany, Hand creates a richly atmospheric tale of horror, mystery, and tragedy as chilling as the creature herself.
Praise for author's previous work:
"One of the most sheerly impressive . . . overwhelmingly beautiful books I have read in a long time. . . . [Elizabeth Hand] has written the best book of her generation."
-- Peter Straub, author of Ghost Story
One of fantastical fiction's most highly regarded writers, Hand is the recipient of the Nebula Award, two World Fantasy Awards, and a Washington Post Notable Book of the Year honor.
The Bride of Frankenstein Volume 1: Pandora's Bride features story by Elizabeth Hand
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The Bride of Frankenstein: Pandora's Bride
by Elizabeth Hand
Attempting to create life through dreadful experiments, Henry Frankenstein and Dr. Pretorius instead created unspeakable horror: two misshapen monsters, a brutish male and his female mate, stitched together from the bodies of cadavers. Crafted to be the monster's bride-an undead Eve to an equally accursed Adam-the female creature was destroyed mere minutes after taking its first breath-or was it?
This new novel by the critically acclaimed Elizabeth Hand reinterprets the memorable characters from Universal Picture's classic 1935 film for a new generation of horror fans. Detailing the bride of Frankenstein's secret history, from the shadows of forgotten laboratories to the streets of Weimar Germany, Hand creates a richly atmospheric tale of horror, mystery, and tragedy as chilling as the creature itself.
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