Mary Shelley's chilling Gothic tale was conceived when she was only eighteen, living with her lover Percy Shelley on Lake Geneva.
The story of Victor Frankenstein who, obsessed with creating life itself, plunders graveyards for the material to fashion a new being, but whose botched creature sets out to destroy his maker, would become the world's most famous work of horror fiction, and remains a devastating exploration of the limits of human creativity.
" Never did I behold a vision so horrible as his face, of such loathsome, yet appalling hideousness".
About the Product:
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley was originally published on 1 January 1818
About the Author:
Mary Shelley (1797-1851), the daughter of pioneering thinkers and feminists Mary Wollstonecraft and William Godwin, eloped with the poet Percy Shelley at the age of sixteen.
Three years later, during a wet summer on Lake Geneva, Shelley famously wrote her masterpiece, Frankenstein.
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.
Following his death, Mary Shelley returned to England and continued to travel and write until her own death at the age of fifty-three.
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