> Skip to content
  • Published: 3 November 2020
  • ISBN: 9780593203392
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $21.99

Frankenstein




Like the successful and collectible PUFFIN IN BLOOM collection, this is DRACULA and FRANKENSTEIN like you’ve never seen them before! Deluxe, fresh, creative and collectible, these are classics for those who love to read them and those who want to look like they did!

Scientist Victor Frankenstein learns how to create life, but his discovery goes quickly awry when he creates a monster larger and stronger than an ordinary man. As the monster uses its power to destroy everything Victor loves, the young scientist is forced to embark on a treacherous journey to end the monster's existence. It's an epic, enthralling tale of horror from a master of suspense.

  • Published: 3 November 2020
  • ISBN: 9780593203392
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $21.99

About the author

Mary Shelley

Mary Shelley was born in London on 30 August 1797. Her mother, the celebrated feminist writer Mary Wollstonecraft, died a few days after her birth.Her father, William Godwin, a well-known anarchist and atheist writer, tutored Mary. In 1814, when she was sixteen, she fell in love with the married poet Percy Bysshe Shelley and they eloped to France. In 1816 the couple travelled to Lake Geneva to spend the summer with the poet Byron. Mary was inspired to write Frankenstein after Byron arranged a ghost story competition during their stay. In the autumn of 1816 Shelley's pregnant wife drowned herself in the Serpentine in Hyde Park and Shelley immediately married Mary. The couple had four children together but only one son survived infancy. They lived in Italy until Percy's death in a boating accident in 1822. Mary continued to write until her death in London on 1 February 1851. She is buried in Bournemouth.

Also by Mary Shelley

See all

Praise for Frankenstein

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

Related titles