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Frankenstein's Prescription

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Hans Schneider is a drunkard and a womaniser; everyone agrees he's heading for a bad end. When he kills a fellow student in a duel, he finds himself banished to an isolated rural hospital, far from the pleasures he desires. There he meets the mysterious Dr Lavenza, and learns about Frankenstein's prescription-the secret of eternal life.

Together, Schneider and Lavenza set o
Hardcover, Limited Edition, 277 pages
Published February 11th 2011 by Tartarus Press
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Randolph Carter
Mar 25, 2013 Randolph Carter rated it really liked it
Shelves: horror, fiction
Lees' "Prescription" is a century later continuation of the Shelley novel and a logical ending for it. A fin de siecle literary tale dripping in Gothic Romanticism (or is that Romantic Gothicism?). A bit overdrawn on melodrama at times it wasn't obvious to me at first that Lees is also paying homage to everything from his Gothic predecessors to the shudder pulps and penny dreadfuls. I caught the first two references to the Borgo Pass and "torch carrying peasants" but missed at first the Monster ...more
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