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

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Biography: 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. These delectable and collectible Penguin editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design. Obsessed by creating life itself, Victor Frankenstein plunders graveyards for the material to fashion a new being, which he shocks into life by electricity.

Frankenstein (Penguin Clothbound Classics): Shelley, Mary

But his botched creature, rejected by Frankenstein and denied human companionship, sets out to destroy his maker and all that he holds dear. Puffin Clothbound Classics are stunning collectable gift editions of some of the best-loved classics in the world - including this striking edition of Frankenstein. A stunning clothbound edition of Mary Shelley’s infamous work of horror fiction, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith. 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. Three years later, during a wet summer on Lake Geneva, Shelley famously wrote her masterpiece, Frankenstein.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 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.

Frankenstein: (Penguin Clothbound Classics) by Mary Shelley

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. A stunning new clothbound edition of Mary Shelley's infamous work of horror fiction, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith. 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.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.

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