News : 12/01/2021 ~ Obverse releases # 56. The Haunting of Villa Diodati (Reference Book)


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Blurb: ‘You didn’t want to be this way. They hurt you – this modern Prometheus.’

Exploring the origins of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and featuring multiple historical figures, The Haunting of Villa Diodati (2020) combines and revitalises Doctor Who’s institutions of Gothic horror and the ‘celebrity historical’. This volume delves into its inspiration in the apocalyptic darkness of 1816, its affinities with the Romantic poetry of Byron and Percy Shelley, and its marriage of Frankenstein’s images and themes with the monstrous creations of Doctor Who tradition.


  • Pages: 173
  • ISBN: 9781913456184
  • Author: Philip Purser-Hallard

A fine new addition to Doctor Who.

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