Frankenstein: The Lynd Ward Illustrated Edition

byMary ShelleyIllustratorLynd Ward

June 22, 2009|
Frankenstein: The Lynd Ward Illustrated Edition by Mary Shelley
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Nearly 200 years ago, a teenager dreamt of a scientist who experimented with restoring life to the dead. Encouraged by her literary-minded friends, she expanded her fantasy into a gripping story that became the epitome of the Gothic novel. Mary Shelley's suspenseful narrative of a misbegotten monster's revenge resounds with compelling questions about ambition, responsibility, and other issues that continue to enthrall modern readers.
Acclaimed as both the first modern horror novel and the first science-fiction novel, Frankenstein has inspired numerous interpretations. This magnificently illustrated edition features the complete wood engravings by graphic artist Lynd Ward. A master of woodcut technique, Ward combined elements of Art Deco and German Expressionism in his images. His unusual perspectives and dramatic light-and-dark contrasts offer the perfect complement to Shelley's moody masterpiece.
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley was born in England on August 30, 1797. Her parents were two celebrated liberal thinkers, William Godwin, a social philosopher, and Mary Wollstonecraft, a women's rights advocate. Eleven days after Mary's birth, her mother died of puerperal fever. Four motherless years later, Godwin married Mary Jane Clairmo...
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Title:Frankenstein: The Lynd Ward Illustrated Edition
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:304 pages, 9.25 X 6.13 X 0.68 in
Shipping dimensions:304 pages, 9.25 X 6.13 X 0.68 in
Published:June 22, 2009
Publisher:Dover Publications
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780486470535

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