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In an age of gene splicing, stem cell research and Computer Artificial Intelligence, Mary Shelley’s dark gothic tale contains a stark warning message for us all in this modern age. The novel is as much about the struggle that Dr Frankenstein’s creature has with what it means to be human as it does about the creation of life itself. The key takeaway for the reader is just because we can, doesn’t mean we should.
Puffin Clothbound Classics - stunningly beautiful hardback editions of the most famous stories in the world Victor Frankenstein has made a terrible mistake. In his desperate pursuit to create life, he has created a monster. A monster which, abandoned by his master and shunned by everyone it meets, follows Dr Frankenstein to the very ends of the earth with horror and murder in its recycled heart. Mary Shelley takes the reader on a journey through St Petersburg, to the beautiful Swiss Alps, to the desolate waste of the Arctic Circle, in a story that has sent a chill down the spines of generations. 'A masterpiece' - Philip Pullman Also in Puffin Clothbound Classics: Black Beauty The Secret Garden A Christmas Carol The Wizard of Oz Treasure Island Dracula The Little Prince Wuthering Heights Tales from Shakespeare
|Publication date:||3rd September 2020|
|Publisher:||Puffin Classics an imprint of Penguin Random House Children's UK|
|Collections:||50 Classics Everyone Should Read, 45 Novels With A Gothic Influence,|
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.More About Mary Shelley