• Our Hideous Progeny
  • Our Hideous Progeny
  • Our Hideous Progeny
  • Our Hideous Progeny
  • Our Hideous Progeny
  • Our Hideous Progeny

Our Hideous Progeny

Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Hardback Published on: 04/05/2023
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Our Hideous Progeny
Gothically Gorgeous!!!
I have been a lover of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein since studying in for A-Level English Literature, so when I received a copy of Our Hideous Progeny I cou... READ MORE
Erin Cooney at Greenwich
Our Hideous Progeny
Gripping Historical Fantasy!
A riveting and original nod to Shelley's protofeminist classic, with McGill injecting a pertinent understanding of femininity and queerness into her histor... READ MORE
Meg S
Our Hideous Progeny
Eerie, Gothic, mysterious and utterly Brilliant.
This is one of those books that I knew I had to read based purely on the title and jacket design. It all just scream gothic gloriousness and it didn’t disa... READ MORE
James
Our Hideous Progeny
A stunning literary transformation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein!
Filled with fury and ambition, Mary turns to her great-grandfather Victor Frankenstein's research in order to claim her space in the 1850s scientific commu... READ MORE
Katrine Solvaag
Our Hideous Progeny
Perhaps man is the real monster.....
Mary is the great-niece of the one and only Victor Frankenstein, known for his rather eclectic nature in the field of science, one most renowned for his ve... READ MORE
Dan - Clifton, Bristol.
Our Hideous Progeny
Perfect for fans of Frankenstein!
I was lucky to recieve a proof copy of this book and I'm so glad I did because I absolutely loved it! As a massive fan of Frankenstein, it felt like the pe... READ MORE
Becca
Our Hideous Progeny
Frankenstein; or, the Victorian Prometheus
Our Hideous Progeny is a kind of sequel to Mary Shelley's classic, and C. E. McGill does it so well! It is exciting and pacey, with a protagonist I was rea... READ MORE
Sarah Coakley
Our Hideous Progeny
A Gothic, historical masterpiece!
I'd been looking for a really good piece of historical fiction, and this one takes the cake! Full of well-developed characters, subtle romantic chemistry, ... READ MORE
Florence Dunington

Synopsis

Mary is the great-niece of Victor Frankenstein. She knows her great uncle disappeared in mysterious circumstances in the Arctic but she doesn't know why or how... The 1850s is a time of discovery and London is ablaze with the latest scientific theories and debates, especially when a spectacular new exhibition of dinosaur sculptures opens at the Crystal Palace. Mary, with a sharp mind and a sharper tongue, is keen to make her name in this world of science, alongside her geologist husband Henry, but without wealth and connections, their options are limited. But when Mary discovers some old family papers that allude to the shocking truth behind her great-uncle's past, she thinks she may have found the key to securing their future... Their quest takes them to the wilds of Scotland, to Henry's intriguing but reclusive sister Maisie, and to a deadly chase with a rival who is out to steal their secret...

  • Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780857529046
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Weight: 500g
  • Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 40 mm

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Our Hideous Progeny
Frankenstein revisited, indeed
Frankenstein revisited, indeed. With all that it entails: monsters (literal and proverbial), drama, science, Scottish scenery and weather aaaaand, well, it... READ MORE
Bibliophager
Our Hideous Progeny
For fans of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
Being a massive fan of Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein", I immediately fell in love with "Our Hideous Progeny" by CE McGill. This novel just emulates the wri... READ MORE
Mel Pretorius
Our Hideous Progeny
Mary wants to create new life just like Victor Frankenstein.
1850’s London and Mary is a scientist but women do not get the recognition they deserve. She is married to Henry who is also a scientist. Mary finds the jo... READ MORE
Julie Friar
Our Hideous Progeny
An excellent continuation of the Frankenstein tale..
Utterly absorbing…..this is the story of the niece of the Frankenstein’s…..it’s an excellent continuation of the story, set in the 1800’s when as we know, ... READ MORE
Elaine Nicholson
Our Hideous Progeny
Unusual sequel to Frankenstein
n 1799 Victor Frankenstein disappeared in the Arctic. In 1853 his great niece, Mary Brown, sets out to rediscover his technique; how to make “hideous prog... READ MORE
Denis
Our Hideous Progeny
Gothicesque tale with feminist overtones
In 1799 Victor Frankenstein disappeared in the Arctic. In 1853 his great niece, Mary Brown, sets out to rediscover his technique; how to make “hideous pro... READ MORE
Denis