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Frankenstein

Frankenstein
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  • Sales Rank:2,828,076
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Edition:Reprint
  • Pages:136
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.6
  • Dimensions (in):9.7 x 7.4 x 0.3
  • Publication Date:February 16, 2012
  • ISBN:1470089890
  • EAN:9781470089894
  • ASIN:1470089890
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Synopsis
Frankenstein is the most successful Gothic novel in history and is also considered to be one of the earliest examples of science fiction. The story is partially based on Giovanni Aldini's electrical experiments on dead and (sometimes) living animals. It has had a considerable influence across literature and popular culture and helped spawn a complete genre of horror novels and films.
Amazon.com Review
Frankenstein, loved by many decades of readers and praised by such eminent literary critics as Harold Bloom, seems hardly to need a recommendation. If you haven't read it recently, though, you may not remember the sweeping force of the prose, the grotesque, surreal imagery, and the multilayered doppelgänger themes of Mary Shelley's masterpiece. As fantasy writer Jane Yolen writes of this (the reviewer's favorite) edition, "The strong black and whites of the main text [illustrations] are dark and brooding, with unremitting shadows and stark contrasts. But the central conversation with the monster--who owes nothing to the overused movie image … but is rather the novel's charnel-house composite--is where [Barry] Moser's illustrations show their greatest power ... The viewer can all but smell the powerful stench of the monster's breath as its words spill out across the page. Strong book-making for one of the world's strongest and most remarkable books." Includes an illuminating afterword by Joyce Carol Oates.

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