Look Out For … Frankenstein: The 1818 Text (Penguin Classics)

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley -cover“Besides fostering the modern age of science-fiction, Shelley’s Frankenstein is a classic horror story, evoking powerful dynamics as we see creator become monster, and monster become human.”

Cadavers fresh from the grave, cobbled together with stitches, a mad doctor creates an abomination in his hidden laboratory. Using science to reanimate lifeless tissue, Victor Frankenstein’s obsessions allow him to become a God. But at what price? Spawned from evening sessions trading ghost stories, Mary Shelley’s ultimate creation, Frankenstein, returns as it was meant to be experienced, with the original 1818 text intact.

Why we’re excited about this book:

200 years ago this month, Mary Shelley published her groundbreaking novel, and launched the modern age of science-fiction. This gothic tale is one of the most adapted novels ever, with Universal’s rendition being the most iconic. Besides fostering the modern age of science-fiction, Shelley’s Frankenstein is a classic horror story, evoking powerful dynamics as we see creator become monster, and monster become human. This new Penguin Classics edition features an introduction by Charlotte Gordon, and supplemental reading lists and excerpts from Shelley’s diary and letters. Releasing 16 Janaury 2018, Frankenstein: The 1818 Text is available for pre-order now at Amazon.

BOB PASTORELLA  


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