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Frankenstein

by Mary Shelley

Part of the Penguin Classic Horror Series

Frankenstein Synopsis

Part of a new six-volume series of the best in classic horror, selected by award-winning director Guillermo del Toro. The epic battle between man and monster reaches its greatest pitch in the famous story of Frankenstein. In trying to create life, the young student Victor Frankenstein unleashes forces beyond his control, setting into motion a long and tragic chain of events that brings Victor himself to the very brink. How he tries to destroy his creation, as it destroys everything Victor loves, is a powerful story of love, friendship ... and horror. Mary Shelley was born in 1797, the only daughter of writers William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin. In 1814 she eloped with poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, whom she married in 1816. She is best remembered as the author of Frankenstein, but she wrote several other works, including Valpergaand The Last Man.

Frankenstein Press Reviews

Praise for Penguin Horror Classics: The new Penguin Horror editions, selected by Guillermo del Toro, feature some of the best art-direction (by Paul Buckley) I've seen in a cover in quite some time. - Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing Each cover does a pretty spectacular job of evoking the mood of the title in bold, screenprint-style iconography. - Dan Solomon, Fast Company

Book Information

ISBN: 9780143122333
Publication date: 13th August 2002
Author: Mary Shelley
Publisher: Penguin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 352 pages
Categories: Classic horror & ghost stories,

About Mary Shelley

Mary Shelley (1797-1851), the daughter of pioneering thinkers Mary Wollstonecraft and William Godwin, eloped with the poet Percy Shelley at the age of sixteen. Three years later, during a wet summer on Lake Geneva, Shelley famously wrote her masterpiece, Frankenstein. The years of her marriage were blighted by the deaths of three of her four children, and further tragedy followed in 1822, when Percy Shelley drowned in Italy. Following his death, Mary Shelley returned to England and continued to travel and write until her own death at the age of fifty-three.

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