Frankenstein: Or, the Modern PrometheusPaperback Wadsworth Collection
- Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
- Format: Paperback | 208 pages
- Dimensions: 112mm x 176mm x 18mm | 118g
- Publication date: 1 August 1997
- Publication City/Country: Herts
- ISBN 10: 1853260231
- ISBN 13: 9781853260230
- Illustrations note: notes, bibliography
- Sales rank: 2,743
Begun when the author was only eighteen and conceived from a nightmare, Frankenstein is the deeply disturbing story of a monstrous creation which has terrified and chilled readers since its first publication in 1818. The novel has thus seared its way into the popular imagination while establishing itself as one of the pioneering works of modern science fiction.
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At this challenge, Mary Shelley began work on the 'ghost story' that was to evolve into the most celebrated horror novel in literary history. Frankenstein was published the next year and become the rage of London. In the generations since, the story of Victor Frankenstein and the monster he created has been read by millions all over the world. It has inspired hundreds of imitations, but it has never been equaled for its masterful manipulation of the elements of horror and suspense.