Caroline Gonda

Caroline Gonda is a fellow of St Catharine’s College, Cambridge. She is the author of Reading Daughters’ Fictions 1709-1934: Novels and Society from Manley to Edgeworth.

Ink Blots, Pin Holes: ‘Frankenstein’

Caroline Gonda, 28 January 2010

Strongly fancied at the start of 1833 to win the Great Doncaster St Leger, Mr Gully’s bay colt Frankenstein (by Young Phantom, out of My Lady) failed to live up to expectations. Beaten into fourth place at the York Spring Meeting by Muley Moloch, Satan and Lot, in October Frankenstein, by now renamed Deceiver, finished last but two in the worst St Leger the Sporting Magazine’s...

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