Edited by:Maurice Hindle Format:Paperback / softback 352 pages Publisher:Penguin Books Ltd Imprint:Penguin Classics ISBN:9780141439471 Published:30 Jan 2003 Classifications:Classic fiction (pre c 1945) Readership:General (US: Trade) Weight:262g Dimensions:196 x 130 x 21 (mm) Pub. Country:United Kingdom Country of Origin:GB Description One of the BBC's '100 Novels That Shaped Our World''That rare story to pass from literature into myth' The New York TimesMary 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. Based on the third edition of 1831, this volume contains all Mary Shelley's revisions to her story, and also includes 'A Fragment' by Lord Byron and Dr John Polidori's 'The Vampyre: A Tale'. Edited with an Introduction and notes by MAURICE HINDLE

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