Frankenstein by Mary Shelley


byMary Shelley, Elizabeth Kostova, Guillermo del Toro

Kobo ebook | October 1, 2013


A deluxe edition of Mary Shelley's haunting adventure about ambition and modernity run amok

Now a Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition with an introduction by Elizabeth Kostova and cover art by Ghost World creator Daniel Clowes, Mary Shelley's timeless gothic novel presents the epic battle between man and monster at its greatest literary pitch. In trying to create life, the young student Victor Frankenstein unleashes forces beyond his control, setting into motion a long and tragic chain of events that brings Victor to the very brink of madness. How he tries to destroy his creation, as it destroys everything Victor loves, is a powerful story of love, friendship, scientific hubris, and horror.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

From the Trade Paperback edition.
Title:FrankensteinFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 1, 2013Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1101662778

ISBN - 13:9781101662779

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointed Very disappointed, the story telling was awful
Date published: 2017-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must have classic! This book is a classic everyone should read! Very enticing and not just a thriller!
Date published: 2017-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than Shakespear. If ever there was a classic to be told, this is it. No-one has made up this tale or told this tale better than Mary Shelley. Its many elements are tragic & diabolical, but it is the mindsets of the antagonist & protagonist that are thought-provoking, leaving up for debate as to whether "the monster" really is a monster or not after all.
Date published: 2017-07-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Frankenstein Much more emotional and thought-provoking than the monster movie notion I’d previously had of it. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-05-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A classic Great novel. Not just a horror story, also a lesson on human nature and philosophy
Date published: 2017-04-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from To be frank This was quite difficult for me to read on it's own. If you can watch a play version that would be better
Date published: 2017-04-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great! I read this in grade 10 english and while no one else seemed to really take to it, I was fascinated by the cruel ruthlessness and carelessness of Victor as well as the shocking sense of humanity gone sour in the monster. It was a bit hard to read but that's expected considering the time period it was written in.
Date published: 2017-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Masterpiece I was not prepared for that. Great philosophical nvel !
Date published: 2017-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must read This book was beyond my expectations. To be honest, I thought that it was just your typical superficial sci-fi but it conveys a much deeper message than I thought.
Date published: 2017-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing a must read for fans of classic literature. the prose is beautiful and the story & characters are thought-provoking.
Date published: 2017-01-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Disappointed I was required to read it for school and it failed to live up to expectations
Date published: 2017-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my favorite books of all time I loved this book, especially because it wasn't the story I was expecting. This story has been remade so many times over the years, but I have to admit, the original is way better!
Date published: 2017-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING! I had to read this book for a course and going into it, I was apprehensive. It looked kinda long, boring, and it was not the usual kind of book I would read. THANKFULLY, I was wrong. This story is absolutely amazing! Forget everything you know about how "Frankenstein" is portrayed in our media today. This side humanizes the monster, has beautiful descriptions of nature, and is simultaneously entertaining and chilling. This novel opened the doors to classic literature for me..thank you Mary Shelley! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from !!! There is not much left to be said about this novel. Needless to say this is a classic for a reason and the countless film adaptations do not do it justice.
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Unredeemable If you are required to read this book for school - you will not like it. It seems to speak to a very specific subset of society who see this book as an analogy for the fragility of life and what it is that makes us human. If you are a person who would see that in this novel you would have sought the book out years ago. If you're being forced to read it, it is the worst. Victor Frankenstein has zero redeeming qualities and is the most unlikable hero I've ever read about
Date published: 2016-12-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great! Interesting to read the original version after growing up and hearing such a different version!
Date published: 2016-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my all time favourites I adore Frankenstein. It's so thought provoking and enthralling that I couldn't stop thinking about it for weeks.
Date published: 2016-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A good read! The English in this novel is excellent and quite poetic. Having watched several film versions of this story I decided to give the original novel a chance. I was not disappointed! The films do not do justice to this great novel (as is usually the case with book-to-film formats). There is so much depth of feeling in Shelley's writing! You will sympathize greatly with the creature; especially if you yourself have suffered the stigma of a deformity or feel left out by the "beautiful people". This novel is especially poignant for today: with society's fixation on youth and beauty. I wish this were required reading in every high school!
Date published: 2014-09-16