By EW Staff
October 18, 1996 at 04:00 AM EDT

Illegitimate infant Elizabeth Lavenza is adopted by the enigmatic wife of wealthy Baron Alphonse Frankenstein to be the intellectual companion to her favorite — and ultimately treacherous — son, Victor. The Memoirs of Elizabeth Frankenstein, written by history professor Theodore Roszak, is a murky brew of metaphysics, erotica, and 18th-century proto-feminism; readers expecting a grisly tale of horror will be disappointed. B

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