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The world's most famous work of horror fiction.

Victor Frankenstein, a Swiss scientist, has a great ambition: to create intelligent life. But when his creature first stirs, he realizes he has made a monster. A monster which, abandoned by his master and shunned by everyone who sees it, sets out to destroy Dr Frankenstein with murder and horrors to the very ends of the earth.

Reviews

A haunting, melancholy work of gothic beauty

Independent

The most famous of all horror stories still packs a punch

Daily Mail

A masterpiece

Phillip Pullman

Frankenstein launched an entire genre of dystopian fiction, and a legacy of horror at the consequences of unbridled experimentation

Daily Telegraph

Shelley’s speechifying, lonely, Miltonic monster remains one of the greatest characters in all of literature… The book may also be the greatest meditation on birth I have ever read.

Siri Hustvedt, The Week

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  • Paperback

    9780241321645

    July 30, 2018

    Puffin

    352 pages

    RRP $16.99

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  • Hardback

    9780141393391

    November 20, 2013

    Penguin Classics

    352 pages

    RRP $35.00

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  • Hardback

    9780143122333

    October 23, 2013

    Penguin Classics

    378 pages

    RRP $37.99

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  • Paperback

    9789380028248

    January 15, 2013

    Steerforth Press

    72 pages

    RRP $15.99

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  • Paperback

    9780141198965

    May 4, 2012

    Penguin Classics

    280 pages

    RRP $14.99

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  • Paperback

    9780099512042

    September 3, 2007

    Vintage Classics

    240 pages

    RRP $14.99

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  • Paperback

    9780141439471

    May 1, 2003

    Penguin Classics

    352 pages

    RRP $14.99

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  • Hardback

    9781857150629

    April 24, 1992

    Everyman

    234 pages

    RRP $24.99

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  • Frankenstein
    Mary Shelley

    Paperback

    9780553212471

    January 1, 1982

    Bantam US

    RRP $9.99

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  • Frankenstein
    Mary Shelley

    EBook

    9780141973883

    May 23, 2012

    Penguin eBooks

    256 pages

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  • EBook

    9781407074290

    July 1, 2010

    Vintage Digital

    240 pages

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  • Frankenstein
    Mary Shelley, Mary Shelley

    EBook

    9780141914398

    March 6, 2006

    Penguin eBooks

    288 pages

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  • Hardback

    9781784874414

    October 29, 2018

    Vintage Classics

    256 pages

    RRP $32.99

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