by Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, 1797-1851,

Format: Print Book 1994.
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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."

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The Classics Illustrated series provides readers who haven't yet read the literary classics directly with a graphic-novel introduction to the plot, characters, action, and even the language employed in their telling. This volume is so faithful to Shelley's account of the man-made sentient being that the monster doesn't even appear until a third of the way through. For contemporary children who associate the name Frankenstein solely with the monster fit for a Halloween costume rather than with the guilt-plagued doctor who created him, this may be a bit of a wait. The artwork in the beginning, while richly colored and detailed with period costume and European and arctic scenery, serves as simple illustration rather than being vital to understanding the proceedings. When the mostly silent, watchful creature enters the story, however, the images become much more essentially engaged with the narrative. In the end, perhaps the best audience for this is the child who already knows the Shelley version but has a visual orientation toward the world of narrative.--Goldsmith, Francisca Copyright 2009 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Dover thrift editions.
Subjects Frankenstein, Victor -- (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Frankenstein's Monster -- (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Scientists -- Fiction.
Monsters -- Fiction.
Horror tales.
Publisher New York :Dover Publications,1994.
Edition 1831 edition replicated
Language English
Notes Previously published: 3rd ed. London : Colburn and Bentley, 1831, in series: Standard novels.
Description x, 166 pages ; 22 cm.
ISBN 9780486282114
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