Classics Illustrated Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
  

Synopsis

Classics Illustrated Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

It Lives! Mary Shelley's classic novel is brought to life in an all-new graphic novel. Mary Shelley's original novel, Frankenstein: Or the Modern Prometheus is not only a masterwork of horror, but one of the earliest science fiction stories ever. Even today, its themes of man exerting god-like powers in order to create life from death remain a passionately debated topic as modern science continues its experiments with cloning, DNA, and stem cells. Marion Mousse brings the story of Dr. Victor Frankenstein and his tragic monster to frightening new life in this all-new comics adaptation, with dark and brooding artwork that appeals to today's fans of cutting-edge graphic novels.

About the Author

The childhood of Mary Shelley (1797 – 1851), sounds rather like a dark fairy-tale. Her mother died giving birth to her and she was brought up by a remote father and a step-mother who hated her. Her step-sister was a depressive and later committed suicide and Mary had little in common with her step-brother or her half-brother. As a young girl, she escaped into books and would often read by the side of her mother’s tomb.

It was Byron who suggested in 1817, that they each write a horror story. The result in Mary’s case, was Frankenstein. As well as being creepier than most other books in the genre, Frankenstein has a far better story-line and is in the end, both moving and tragic. Amazingly, a young girl of twenty gave us the book whose name has become synonymous with horror.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
144 pages
Interest Age: 8-14

Author

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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Publication date

5th January 2009

ISBN

9781597071314


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