Raising the Dead

    Raising the Dead

    The Men Who Created Frankenstein

    Andy Dougan

    Birlinn 2008

    Paperback 219pp

    9781841586700   Product Code: 98236

    There was a belief among certain experimental scientists in the early 19th century that a dead body could be brought back to life by means of electric shock or galvanism. Such theories provided the context for Mary Shelley to create her influential novel Frankenstein. This book explores the concept of re-animation, focusing on the attempt by Glasgow scientist Andrew Ure to resurrect Matthew Clydesdale, a convicted murderer, in 1818.

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