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A monster assembled by a scientist from parts of dead bodies develops a mind of his own as he learns to loathe himself and hate his creator.
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Frankenstein, loved by many decades of readers and praised by such eminent literary critics as Harold Bloom, seems hardly to need a recommendation. If you haven't read it recently, though, you may not remember the sweeping force of the prose, the grotesque, surreal imagery, and the multilayered doppelgänger themes of Mary Shelley's masterpiece. As fantasy writer Jane Yolen writes of this (the reviewer's favorite) edition, "The strong black and whites of the main text [illustrations] are dark and brooding, with unremitting shadows and stark contrasts. But the central conversation with the monster--who owes nothing to the overused movie image ... but is rather the novel's charnel-house composite--is where [Barry] Moser's illustrations show their greatest power ... The viewer can all but smell the powerful stench of the monster's breath as its words spill out across the page. Strong book-making for one of the world's strongest and most remarkable books." Includes an illuminating afterword by Joyce Carol Oates.Book Description:
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Book Description 1988. Hardcover. Condition: new. Brand new cloth bound classic edition with gold lettering and picture panel on cover - pristine condition - gift quality. Seller Inventory # CY0058
Book Description Portland House, 1988. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110517668424
Book Description Portland House, 1988. Condition: New. Aristides Ruiz; Lynd Ward (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M0517668424
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Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # STR-0517668424