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  • Published: 1 May 2003
  • ISBN: 9780141439471
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $17.99

Frankenstein

Or, the Modern Prometheus




A terrifying vision of scientific progress without moral limits, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein leads the reader on an unsettling journey from the sublime beauty of the Swiss alps to the desolate waste of the arctic circle. This Penguin Classics edition is edited with an introduction and notes by Maurice Hindle.

Obsessed by creating life itself, Victor Frankenstein plunders graveyards for the material to fashion a new being, which he shocks into life by electricity. But his botched creature, rejected by Frankenstein and denied human companionship, sets out to destroy his maker and all that he holds dear. Mary Shelley's chilling gothic tale was conceived when she was only eighteen, living with her lover Percy Shelley near Byron's villa on Lake Geneva. It would become the world's most famous work of horror fiction, and remains a devastating exploration of the limits of human creativity.

  • Published: 1 May 2003
  • ISBN: 9780141439471
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $17.99

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