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Frankenstein's Aunt (novel)

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Frankenstein's Aunt (novel)

Frankenstein's Aunt
Brown edition 1980
Author Allan Rune Pettersson
Original title Frankensteins faster
Country Sweden
Publication date
1978
Followed by Frankenstein's Aunt Returns

Frankenstein's Aunt (Swedish: Frankensteins faster) is a novel by Allan Rune Pettersson that was first published in Sweden in 1978.

Story

The book is about Hannah Frankenstein, the Baron's aunt, who comes to Frankenstein's Castle to put it back in order, following the chaos caused by her nephew's experiments. There she meets the unusual inhabitants of the castle, which, apart from Frankenstein's monster, also include Count Dracula and Larry Talbot the werewolf.

Background

The book is a homage to the Universal Horror Frankenstein films of the 1930s and 1940s. It's title is an untranslatable pun; in Swedish, Frankenstein's mother's sister would be his "moster" whereas his father's sister is his "faster". So instead of Frankenstein's mo[n]ster we have his faster, which is not only a pun but an alliteration.

Sources

  • Allan Rune Pettersson: Frankenstein's Aunt, ISBN 0-435-12260-6


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