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What you create can destroy you. Written when she was only 19, Shelley's gothic tale is one of the greatest horror stories ever written.
One freezing morning, a lone man wandering across the Arctic 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.
Review: 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.
Title: Frankenstein (Vintage Classics)
Publisher: Random House UK
Publication Date: 2014
Book Condition: very good
Book Description Random House UK, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New In-Stock Ships Same Day. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000180655
Book Description Random House UK, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110099573466
Book Description Random House UK, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: Like New. Almost new condition. Bookseller Inventory # P010099573466
Book Description Random House UK, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # P020099573466
Book Description Random House UK, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0099573466
Book Description Random House UK, 2014. Book Condition: Very Good. Reprint. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP96487467