Vintage Monsters: "Frankenstein," "Sexing the Cherry"

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"Vintage Monsters" is a limited edition gift pack which consists of beautifully designed separate volumes of "Frankenstein" by Mary Shelley and Jeanette Winterson's "Sexing the Cherry." "Vintage Monsters" is just one of ten "Vintage Classic Twins" to collect. Each twin consists of two books: a specially designed limited edition of one modern classic title and one established classic work. The books in each pair have been carefully selected to provide a thought-provoking combination. "Frankenstein:, One freezing morning, a lone man wandering across the artic ice caps is rescued from starvation by a ship's captain. Victor Frankenstein's story is one of ambition, murder and revenge. As a young scientist he pushed moral boundaries in order to cross the final scientific frontier and create life. But his creation is a monster stitched together from grave-robbed body parts who has no place in the world, and his life can only lead to tragedy. "Sexing the Cherry": "Sexing the Cherry" follows the adventures of Jordan, an explorer, and his mother, the gigantic and violent 'Dog Woman'. Jeanette Winterson's stunning novel celebrates the power of the imagination as it juggles with our perception of history and reality; love and sex; lies and truths; and 12 dancing princesses who lived happily ever after, but not with their husbands.

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Mary Shelley was born in London on 17 August 1797. Her mother, the celebrated feminist writer Mary Wollstonecraft, died a few days after her birth. In 1814, when she was sixteen, she fell in love with the married poet Percy Bysshe Shelley and they eloped to France. In 1816 the couple travelled to Lake Geneva to spend the summer with the poet Byron. Mary was inspired to write Frankenstein after Byron arranged a ghost story competition during their stay. In the autumn of 1816 Shelley's pregnant wife drowned herself in the Serpentine in Hyde Park and Shelley immediately married Mary. The couple had four children together but only one son survived infancy. They lived in Italy until Percy's death in a boating accident in 1822. Mary continued to write until her death in London on 1 February 1851. She is buried in Bournemouth. Jeanette Winterson was born in Manchester, England in 1959. She was adopted and brought up by strict Pentecostal Evangelist parents, which provides the background to her acclaimed first novel, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, published in 1985. She graduated from St Catherine's College, Oxford, and moved to London where she worked as an assistant editor at Pandora Press. Her novels include The Powerbook, Art and Lies and Written on the Body and she has written two books for children: The King of Capri and Tanglewreck. She lives in Gloucestershire and London

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"Frankenstein: A masterpiece" -- Philip Pullman "Frankenstein: More relevant today than ever" -- Benjamin Zephaniah "Frankenstein: One of the most original and complete productions of the day" -- Percy Bysshe Shelley "Sexing the Cherry: Sexing the Cherry confirms Winterson as a superb literary acrobat. She makes us believe, for the duration of her tall tales, in the power of imagination to change the way we perceive, and therefore live, our lives" Independent "Sexing the Cherry: It is a book that debunks some myths and creates others, a book of Rabelaisian inquiry, of innocence and bawdiness, fury and joy" The Times

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