Frankenstein

£12.99

Written when Mary Shelley was only 19 years old, this chillin tale of a young scientist’s desire to create life still resonates today. Victor Frankenstein’s monster is stitched together from the stolen limbs of the dead, and the result is a grotesque being who, rejected by his maker, sets out on a journey to wreak his revenge. In the most famous gothic horro story ever told, Shelley confronts the limitations of science the nature of human cruelty and the pathway to forgiveness with rich language and evocative imagery.

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Description

A beautiful new hardback edition of Mary Shelley’s Gothic horror classic, Frankenstein, to coincide with the 200th anniversary of the book’s first publication

INCLUDES A CULTURAL HISTORY OF FRANKENSTEIN’S MONSTER

Navigating the Arctic, the captain of a ship rescues a man wandering near death across the ice caps. How the man got there reveals itself a story of ambition, murder and revenge. As a young scientist, Victor Frankenstein pushed moral boundaries in order to cross the final frontier and create life. But his creation is a monster stitched together from grave-plundered body parts who has no place in the world, and his existence can only lead to tragedy.

**One of the BBC’s 100 Novels That Shaped Our World**

Additional information

Weight 0.395 kg
Dimensions 22.2 × 14.4 × 2.6 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

237

Language

English

Edition

Revised edition

Dewey

823.7 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K