The second novel in the Frank Braun trilogy. This is Hanns Heinz Ewers most famous novel, newly translated and uncensored for the first time in the English language. Alraune is a classic melding of the Frankenstein and Mandrake myth depicting the creation of a strange girl and her influence on those that love her. Frank Braun convinces his uncle to create a living mandrake by artificially inseminating a prostitute with the semen of an executed murderer. The resulting child has strange qualities that cause people to love her and that leads them to destruction. This is a deeply disturbing novel that the reader will never forget.
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