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Frankenstein
Paddy Lyons

Classification : Others
Pub Date : Jan 01, 2009
Imprint : Everyman Classics
Page Extent : TBC
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9789380143958
Price : 250

About the book
Frankenstein presents an unworldly outcast who turns to violence only when he is rejected and deprived of affection Yet his creator, Dr Victor Frankenstein, must pay the price for his scientific arrogance, his desire to play God, usurp the female role and ‘give birth’ to another living being. In scenes of nightmarish power, monster and maker meet in the shadow of Mont Blanc and chase across frozen Arctic wastes. When Mary Shelley finished Frankenstein, she was pregnant, nursing a sickly son and had already watched a baby daughter die. Drawing on her most intimate feelings she breathed new life into tired Gothic horrors to produce this gripping, spine-chilling classic. This new edition restores the original 1818 text, which has long been unavailable to the general reader. Included too is Presumption – or the Fate of Frankenstein (1823), the play which launched Mary Shelley’s creation into popular culture. The most comprehensive paperback edition available, with introduction, notes, selected criticism, text summary and chronology of Mary Shelley’s life and times

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