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This chilling gothic tale, begun when Mary Shelley was just nineteen years old, would become the world's most famous work of horror fiction, and remains a devastating exploration of the limits of human creativity.

Man has long had the power to take life, but what will happen when he learns to give it?

Intrigued by this question, young Victor Frankenstein - a devoted student of science - becomes obsessed with the idea of conjuring life out of 'lifeless matter'. Using his formidable skills in chemistry and other sciences, Victor begins to assemble a being from scavenged and stolen body parts.

Once he has fathered a son created by his own science, Victor rejects the hideous creature he has brought to life. Eventually, the creature mounts a campaign of revenge against his creator, struggling to be recognised as a thinking, feeling being.

And so begins the battle between father and son...

First published anonymously in 1818, Frankenstein was the brainchild of author Mary Shelley. Over the years, this classic tale has been retold many times in several different formats.

Campfire's faithful graphic novel adaptation of Frankenstein brings an important and timeless story back to life.

Formats & editions

  • Hardback

    9780141393391

    November 20, 2013

    Penguin Classics

    352 pages

    RRP $40.00

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  • Paperback

    9789380028248

    January 15, 2013

    Steerforth Press

    72 pages

    RRP $16.99

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  • Paperback

    9780141198965

    May 4, 2012

    Penguin Classics (UK Adult)

    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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  • Paperback

    9780553212471

    January 1, 1982

    Bantam US

    RRP $9.99

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  • EBook

    9780141973883

    May 23, 2012

    Penguin eBooks (UK Adult)

    256 pages

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  • EBook

    9781407074290

    July 1, 2010

    Vintage Digital

    240 pages

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  • EBook

    9780141914398

    March 6, 2006

    Penguin eBooks (UK Adult)

    288 pages

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Also by Mary Shelley

Frankenstein: Popular Penguins
Frankenstein (Faux Leather Edition)
Matilda
Ladybird Classics
Ladybird Classics: Frankenstein
Mathilda
Stepping Stones
Frankenstein: Dracula: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
Mod Lib Frankenstein
Mary & Maria
Three Gothic Novels

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