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The Monsters We Deserve - Marcus Sedgwick

The Monsters We Deserve - Marcus Sedgwick

Title: The Monsters We Deserve

Author:  Marcus Sedgwick

ISBN:  9781788542302

Weight:  867 g

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The Monsters We Deserve by Marcus Sedgwick

‘Do monsters always stay in the book where they were born?  Are they content to live out their lives on paper, and never step foot into the real world?’

The Villa Diodati, on the shore of Lake Geneva, 1816: the Year without Summer.  As Byron, Polidori, and Mr and Mrs Shelley shelter from the unexpected weather, old ghost stories are read and new ghost stories imagined.  Born by the twin brains of the Shelleys is Frankenstein, one of the most influential tales of horror of all time.

In a remote mountain house, high in the French Alps, an author broods on Shelley’s creation.  Reality and perception merge, fuelled by poisoned thoughts.  Humankind makes monsters; but who really creates who?

This is a book about reason, the imagination, and the creative act of reading and writing.  Marcus Sedgwick’s ghostly, menacing novel celebrates the legacy of Mary Shelley’s literary debut in its bicentenary year.

Peer & Press Reviews

Deeply atmospheric and gothicly creepy, this is probably my favourite Sedgwick book to date…  This is a must.

Askews Children’s Newsletter

Quiet, riveting & compelling with an unnerving atmosphere and a deeply troubling sense of unrest that must be experienced.  Genre-defying, truly great horror.

Fallen Star Stories Blog

A taut menacing ghost story.

The Bookseller

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title The Monsters We Deserve
Book Features
Edition / printing First edition, first printing
Overall condition Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed On the title page
Book Stats
Publisher Head of Zeus
Imprint Zephyr
Publication date
Printed by Publikum, Serbia
ISBN 13 9781788542302
ISBN 10 1788542304
Format Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages 262
Size (h x w x d) 222 x 150 x 26mm
Image and Design Credits
Author photograph Maureen Hansman
Designed by Jessie Price
Typeset by Adrian McLaughlin
Images Marcus Sedgwick and Shutterstock

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