‘The Alchemist’S Daughter’ Is No Frankenstein’S Monster

The premise Theodora Goss lays out in her novel The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter isn’t shockingly original.
At its heart, Strange Case is a lively, late-Victorian adventure that celebrates, overhauls, and pokes gentle fun at the era’s weird-fiction tradition.
‘The Alchemist’s Daughter’ Is No Frankenstein’s MonsterMary Jekyll has never been more alone.
But before you assume it’s some sort of, well, Frankenstein’s creature comprising pieces of Monster High and Penny Dreadful, be assured that Goss has executed something much deeper.
Her father, Dr. Henry Jekyll, died 14 years ago, and her mother Ernestine has just passed away after going mad.

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