Penguin English Library Frankenstein

May 1, 2012|
Penguin English Library Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
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One of the BBC''s ''100 Novels That Shaped Our World''

The Penguin English Library Edition of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

''Never did I behold a vision so horrible as his face, of such loathsome, yet appalling hideousness''

A twisted, upside-down creation myth, Mary Shelley''s chilling Gothic tale lays bare the dark side of science, and the horror within us all. It tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, who plunders graveyards to create a new being from the bodies of the dead - but whose botched creature causes nothing but murder and destruction. Written after a nightmare when its author was only eighteen, Frankenstein gave birth to the modern science fiction novel.

The Penguin English Library - 100 editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War.

Mary Shelley (1797-1851), the daughter of pioneering thinkers Mary Wollstonecraft and William Godwin, eloped with the poet Percy Shelley at the age of sixteen. Three years later, during a wet summer on Lake Geneva, Shelley famously wrote her masterpiece, Frankenstein. The years of her marriage were blighted by the deaths of three of he...
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Title:Penguin English Library Frankenstein
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:250 pages, 7.76 X 5.07 X 0.53 in
Shipping dimensions:250 pages, 7.76 X 5.07 X 0.53 in
Published:May 1, 2012
Publisher:Penguin Uk
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780141198965

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