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  • Published: 30 May 2019
  • ISBN: 9781473569287
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

Frankenstein




'It was already one in the morning; the rain pattered dismally against the panes, and my candle was nearly burnt out, when, by the glimmer of the half-extinguished light, I saw the dull yellow eye of the creature open . . .' Frankenstein

A beautiful new edition of Mary Shelley's Gothic horror classic, Frankenstein
INCLUDES A CULTURAL HISTORY OF FRANKENSTEIN’S MONSTER BY JEANETTE WINTERSON

Navigating the Arctic, the captain of a ship rescues a man wandering near death across the ice caps. How the man got there reveals itself a story of ambition, murder and revenge. As a young scientist, Victor Frankenstein pushed moral boundaries in order to cross the final frontier and create life. But his creation is a monster stitched together from grave-plundered body parts who has no place in the world, and his existence can only lead to tragedy.

**One of the BBC’s 100 Novels That Shaped Our World**

  • Pub date: 30 May 2019
  • ISBN: 9781473569287
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

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Praise for Frankenstein

“A haunting, melancholy work of gothic beauty”

Independent

“A masterpiece”

Philip Pullman

“The most famous of all horror stories still packs a punch”

Daily Mail

“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

“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

“More relevant today than ever”

Benjamin Zephaniah

“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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