Many thanks to Mr. D'Onofrio

Many thanks to Mr. D'Onofrio for sharing the word about the "French Frankenstein." In a book just published, I lay out a genealogy of Frankenstein's creature as automaton: it starts with the automaton shows of Paris and London, as popularized in Nogaret's novella, then delves into a satire by great mathematician Condorcet and an odd tale by a republican general named Doppet, and ends with E.T. A. Hoffmann, "The Sandman." The book is called "The Frankenstein of 1790 and other Lost Chapters from Revolutionary France" (University of Chicago Press, 2012). Again, many thanks for your interest in my work; I am honored by the mention. Sincerely,
Julia Douthwaite



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