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Frankenstein: Or the Modern Prometheus (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

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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 sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 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.

Synopsis:

In this deluxe edition, with cover art by "Ghost World" creator Daniel Clowes and an Introduction by bestselling author Elizabeth Kostova ("The Historian"), Mary Shelleys timeless gothic novel presents the epic battle between man and monster at its greatest literary pitch.

About the Author

Mary Shelley (1797-1851) became one of the first bestselling female authors soon after the publication in 1818 of Frankenstein, her best-known work.

Elizabeth Kostova is the author of the bestselling novel The Historian.

Maurice Hindle teaches literature at the Open University in London. He is the editor of the Penguin Classics editions of Dracula and Caleb Williams.

Daniel Clowes is the author of the graphic novel Ghost World, which was made into a feature film in 2001.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143105039
Author:
Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Notes by:
Hindle, Maurice
Introduction by:
Kostova, Elizabeth
Introduction:
Kostova, Elizabeth
Illustrator:
Clowes, Daniel
Author:
Hindle, Maurice
Author:
Toro, Guillermo del
Author:
Mary Shelley
Author:
Kostova, Elizabeth
Author:
Clowes, Daniel
Author:
Del Toro, Guillermo
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Horror - General
Subject:
Scientists
Subject:
Monsters
Subject:
Horror fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition
Publication Date:
20071031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.18x5.92x.89 in. .72 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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