Stepping far afield from his medical studies, Victor Frankenstein brings to life a human form he has fashioned from scavenged body parts. Horrified by his achievement, he turns his back on his creation, only to learn the danger of such neglect.
Written when Mary Shelley was only 20 years old, Frankenstein has been hailed as both a landmark of Gothic horror fiction and the first modern science fiction story.
|Dimensions||140 × 210 mm|
Paperback / softback
Ages 10 and up
Mary Shelley’s groundbreaking classic-begun as a ghost story for friends-is a potent blend of science fiction and horror that has inspired countless movie and other adaptations. Nothing, however, equals the depth and beauty of Shelley’s original, which remains as relevant as ever. In his arrogance, Dr. Victor Frankenstein dreams of discovering the very secret of life…and he succeeds, bringing a new creature into existence. But should man ever play God-and if he does, what does he owe his creation?
|Dimensions||156 × 204 mm|
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley