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Frankenstein: Or, the Modern Prometheus (Penguin Clothbound Classics)

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This edition also includes 'A Fragment' by Lord Byron and 'The Vampyre: A Tale' by John Polidori, as well as an introduction and notes This edition also includes ‘A Fragment’ by Lord Byron and ‘The Vampyre: A Tale’ by John Polidori, as well as an introduction and notes

Frankenstein Clothbound - Chawton House

Victor Frankenstein has made a terrible mistake . In his desperate pursuit to create life, he has created a monster. A monster which, abandoned by his master and shunned by everyone it meets, follows Dr Frankenstein to the very ends of the earth with horror and murder in its recycled heart. Mary Shelley (1797-1851), the daughter of pioneering thinkers Mary Wollstonecraft and William Godwin, eloped with the poet Percy Shelley at the age of sixteen. Three years later, during a wet summer on Lake Geneva, Shelley famously wrote her masterpiece, Frankenstein. The years of her marriage were blighted by the deaths of three of her four children, and further tragedy followed in 1822, when Percy Shelley drowned in Italy. Following his death, Mary Shelley returned to England and continued to travel and write until her own death at the age of fifty-three. Read more Details Puffin Clothbound Classics are stunning collectable gift editions of some of the best-loved classics in the world - including this striking edition of Frankenstein. Mary Shelley takes the reader on a journey through St Petersburg, to the beautiful Swiss Alps, to the desolate waste of the Arctic Circle, in a story that has sent a chill down the spines of generations.

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