- ISBN 9780007350964 / 0007350961
- Title Frankenstein
- Author Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
- Category Classic Fiction (pre C 1945)
Horror & Ghost Stories
- Format Paperback
- Year 2010
- Pages 240
- Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
- Imprint HarperPress
- Language English
- Dimensions 111mm x 178mm x 18mm
HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics.
HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics. 'It was already one in the morning; the rain pattered dismally against the panes, and my candle was nearly burnt out, when, by the glimmer of the half-extinguished light, I saw the dull yellow eye of the creature open...' Written when Mary Shelley was only nineteen-years old, this chilling tale of a young scientist's desire to create life still resonates today. Victor Frankenstein's monster is stitched together from the stolen limbs of the dead, and the result is a grotesque being who, rejected by his maker, sets out on a journey to reek his revenge. In the most famous gothic horror story ever told, Shelley confronts the limitations of science, the nature of human cruelty and the pathway to forgiveness with rich language and evocative imagery.