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Isbn: 978-87-2659-584-0
Publisher: Saga Egmont
Novels Historic facsimile Romance
Accessible since: June 2022


The Brother and Sister

A cross between ´West Side Story´ and Shakespeare's ‘Romeo and Juliet’, this is a love story with a twist.

The fierce rivalry between two Italian families, the Mancinis and the Tolomeis, has brought years of war to the city of Siena. But when a member of the Mancini family falls for a Tolomeis, they must heal their family’s rift or lose each other forever.

‘The Brother and Sister’ (1832) is classic short story by the English writer Mary Shelley, famous for her best-selling novel ‘Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus’ (1818).

Mary Shelley (1797–1851) was an English author and travel writer best known for her ground-breaking Gothic novel ‘Frankenstein’ (1818). Considered one of the first true works of science-fiction, the book became an instant bestseller.

It has been adapted for TV, stage and film on many occasions, with Boris Karloff famously playing Frankenstein’s monster on screen in 1933. Other adaptations include ‘Mary Shelley's Frankenstein’ (1994) starring Kenneth Branagh and Robert De Niro and ‘Viktor Frankenstein’ (2015) starring Daniel Radcliffe and James McAvoy.

Shelley’s other novels include ´Valperga´ (1823), ´The Last Man´ (1826), ´Perkin Warbeck´ (1830), ´Lodore´ (1835), ´Falkner´ (1837) and the posthumously published ´Mathilde´ (1959). However, she will always be remembered as the creator of ´Frankenstein´.

The book continues to influence filmmakers, writers and popular culture to this day, inspiring and terrifying new audiences across the globe.

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