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Legend Classics: Frankenstein

Legend Classics: Frankenstein

by Mary Shelley

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/09/2018

 

Part of the Legend Classics series

The young scientist Victor Frankenstein experiments with alchemy to fulfil his greatest ambition: to create life. Once he succeeds and his creature takes its first breath, he realises he has made a monster and abandons it. The creature, shunned by the world and filled with rage, decides to follow its master.

One of the most famous horror novels of all time and considered by many to be the first science-fiction novel, Shelley's masterpiece has entertained and horrified its readers for 200 years.

ISBN:
9781787198500
9781787198500
Category:
Classic fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-09-2018
Language:
English
Publisher:
Legend Press
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
240
Dimensions (mm):
198x129x15mm
Weight:
0.18kg
Mary Shelley

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley was born on August 30, 1797, into a life of personal tragedy. In 1816, she married the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, and that summer traveled with him and a host of other Romantic intellectuals to Geneva.

Her greatest achievement was piecing together one of the most terrifying and renowned stories of all time: Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus. Shelley conceived Frankenstein in, according to her, "a waking dream."

This vision was simply of a student kneeling before a corpse brought to life. Yet this tale of a mad creator and his abomination has inspired a multitude of storytellers and artists. She died on February 1, 1851.,

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