Sunday, December 19, 2010

Ten of the best depictions of the Alps in literature

For the Guardian, John Mullan named ten of the best depictions of the Alps in literature.

One novel on the list:
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

The heavenly and the hellish aspects of the Alps both feature. First of all the poor, lonely monster learns to be human from observing a family living a simple and virtuous life in the mountains. Then, rejected by mankind, he becomes a predatory killer, haunting the slopes of Mont Blanc.
Read about another novel on the list.

Frankenstein also appears on Andrew Crumey's top ten list of novels that predicted the future.

--Marshal Zeringue