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Frankenstein: Or, the Modern Prometheus

Mary Shelley

This harrowing tale has held readers spellbound ever since it was published almost two centuries ago. This edition features a new Introduction by Clegg and an Afterword by preeminent literary critic Bloom. Revised reissue.


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Book Information

Publisher: Signet Classics
Publish Date: 10/01/2013
Pages: 257
ISBN-13: 9780451532244
ISBN-10: 0451532244
Language: English

Full Description

"Dover hits a homerun with this slick edition. Frankenstein has never looked so beautiful." -- Horror Novel Reviews
Generations have thrilled to Mary Shelley's 1818 novel, the suspenseful tale of a well-intentioned doctorwho dares to play God and the misbegotten monster who wreaks a savage revenge on his creator. Combining elements of Gothic novels and Romantic sensibilities, Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus poses enduring questions about ambition, responsibility, the quest for scientific discovery and immortality, and the fate of social outcasts. Acclaimed as both the first modern horror novel and the first science-fiction novel, the story has inspired countless writers and artists as well as numerous film, theatrical, and television interpretations.
Newly designed and reset, this handsome hardbound edition reprints all of Nino Carbe's starkly beautiful pen-and-ink drawings and endpieces from one of the earliest illustrated editions of Frankenstein. Bonus images include five full-color paintings created by Carbe, a noted Walt Disney artist, in the 1980s. The artist's daughter, Elizabeth Carbe, provides a new Foreword

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