John Kessel, "Pride and Prometheus"

John Kessel, Pride and Prometheus

Thursday, March 1, 7pm

“Dark and gripping and tense and beautiful.” —Karen Joy Fowler, New York Timesbestselling author of The Jane Austen Book Club and Pulitzer Prize finalist for We Are All Completely Besides Ourselves

Pride and Prejudice meets Frankenstein as Mary Bennet falls for the enigmatic Victor Frankenstein and befriends his monstrous Creature in this clever fusion of two popular classics.

Threatened with destruction unless he fashions a wife for his Creature, Victor Frankenstein travels to England where he meets Mary and Kitty Bennet, the remaining unmarried sisters of the Bennet family from Pride and Prejudice. As Mary and Victor become increasingly attracted to each other, the Creature looks on impatiently, waiting for his bride. But where will Victor find a female body from which to create the monster’s mate?

Meanwhile, the awkward Mary hopes that Victor will save her from approaching spinsterhood while wondering what dark secret he is keeping from her.

Pride and Prometheus fuses the gothic horror of Mary Shelley with the Regency romance of Jane Austen in an exciting novel that combines two age-old stories in a fresh and startling way.

John Kessel lives in Raleigh, North Carolina with his wife, novelist Therese Anne Fowler. He is a professor and the director of creative writing at North Carolina State University. He is the author of The Baum Plan for Financial Independence and Other StoriesCorrupting Dr. NiceThe Moon and the Other, and Pride and Prometheus.

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$29.99
ISBN: 9781481481472
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Saga Press - February 13th, 2018

Event date: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
304 S. Elm St.
Greensboro, NC 27401