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Frankenstein (Large Print) (Dover Large Print Classics)

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Few creatures of horror have seized readers' imaginations and held them for so long as the anguished monster of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. The story of Victor Frankenstein's terrible creation and the havoc it caused has enthralled generations of readers and inspired countless writers of horror and suspense. Considering the novel's enduring success, it is remarkable that it began merely as a whim of Lord Byron's.

"We will each write a story," Byron announced to his next-door neighbors, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin and her lover Percy Bysshe Shelley. The friends were summering on the shores of Lake Geneva in Switzerland in 1816, Shelley still unknown as a poet and Byron writing the third canto of Childe Harold. When continued rains kept them confined indoors, all agreed to Byron's proposal.

The illustrious poets failed to complete their ghost stories, but Mary Shelley rose supremely to the challenge. With Frankenstein, she succeeded admirably in the task she set for herself: to create a story that, in her own words, "would speak to the mysterious fears of our nature and awaken thrilling horror—one to make the reader dread to look round, to curdle the blood, and quicken the beatings of the heart."

Synopsis:

The world's most famous monster comes to life in this 1818 novel, a tale that combines Gothic romance and science fiction to tell of a young doctor's attempts to breath life into an artificial man. Despite the doctor's best intentions, the experiment goes horribly wrong. Large print edition.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486415628
Author:
Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Mary Shelley
Location:
Mineola, NY
Subject:
General
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Large type books
Subject:
Scientists
Subject:
Horror
Subject:
Horror fiction
Subject:
Monsters
Subject:
Geneva
Subject:
Epistolary fiction
Subject:
Frankenstein
Subject:
Horror - General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Large Print:
Yes
Series:
Dover large print classics
Series Volume:
no. 9
Publication Date:
20010514
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6 in 0.98 lb

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The world's most famous monster comes to life in this 1818 novel, a tale that combines Gothic romance and science fiction to tell of a young doctor's attempts to breath life into an artificial man. Despite the doctor's best intentions, the experiment goes horribly wrong. Large print edition.

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