This Dark Endeavor

The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein

By Oppel, Kenneth

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ISBN
978-1-44240-315-4
Publisher
Simon


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Library Journal

Reviewed on September 15, 2011

In four years of college, I was assigned Mary Shelley's Frankenstein three times, and each time I wondered how Victor Frankenstein developed his strange obsession. Oppel attempts to answer that question, building a backstory for one of literature's most complicated protagonists. Victor Frankenstein is...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

on onSeptember 15, 2011  |  Booksmack!

In four years of college, I was assigned Mary Shelley's Frankenstein three times, and each time I wondered how Victor Frankenstein developed his strange obsession. Oppel attempts to answer that question, building a backstory for one of literature's most complicated protagonists. Victor Frankenstein is...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

School Library Journal

Reviewed on October 1, 2011

Gr 7–10—When Konrad Frankenstein, the beloved twin brother of headstrong, quick-tempered Victor, falls inexplicably and deathly ill, Victor embarks on a dark quest to find a cure. Enlisting the help of his cousin/adopted sister, Elizabeth, and his best friend, Henry Clerval, he seeks a disreputable alchemist named Polidori who sends them to retrieve the ingredients for a potion that will supposedly restore Ko...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on July 1, 2011

Konrad and Victor Frankenstein, sixteen-year-old identical twin brothers and best friends, live with their family in a chateau just outside of Geneva in the late 1700s. Konrad is sensible and charming, whereas Victor is rash, headstrong, and arrogant. When Konrad contracts a mysterious illness the doctors are unable to cure, Victor, their cousin Elizabeth Lavenza, and their close friend Henry Clerval search for an answer in the Dark Library, a secret room inside the chateau where...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2011

Konrad and Victor Frankenstein, sixteen-year-old twins, live near Geneva in the late 1700s. When Konrad contracts a mysterious illness, Vi...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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