Frankenstein

Paperback | September 4, 2007

byMary Shelley

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"It was already one in the morning; the rain pattered dismally against the panes, and my candle was nearly burnt out, when, by the glimmer of the half-extinguished light, I saw the dull yellow eye of the creature open..."

What you create can destroy you.

One freezing morning, a lone man wandering across the arctic ice caps is rescued from starvation by a ship's captain. That man is Victor Frankenstein and his 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 unnatural 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. Written when she was only nineteen, Shelley's gothic tale is one of the greatest horror stories ever written.

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"It was already one in the morning; the rain pattered dismally against the panes, and my candle was nearly burnt out, when, by the glimmer of the half-extinguished light, I saw the dull yellow eye of the creature open..."What you create can destroy you. One freezing morning, a lone man wandering across the arctic ice caps is rescued fr...

MARY SHELLEY was born in London on August 17, 1797. Her mother, the celebrated feminist writer Mary Wollstonecraft, died a few days after her birth. Her father, William Godwin, a well-known anarchist and atheist writer, tutored Mary. In 1814, when she was sixteen, she fell in love with the married poet Percy Bysshe Shelley and they elo...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:528 pages, 7.76 × 5.08 × 0.6 inPublished:September 4, 2007Publisher:Random House UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0099512041

ISBN - 13:9780099512042

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• "Frankenstein launched an entire genre of dystopian fiction, and a legacy of horror at the consequences of unbridled experimentation." --Daily Telegraph