Frankenstein

Frankenstein

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"Frankenstein" was Mary Shelley's immensely powerful contribution to the ghost stories which she, Percy Shelley, and Byron devised one wet summer in Switzerland. Its protagonist is a young student of natural philosophy, who learns the secret of imparting life to a creature constructed from relics of the dead, with horrific consequences. Frankenstein confronts some of the most feared innovations of evolutionism: topics such as degeneracy, hereditary disease, and mankind's status as a species of animal.
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 218.44 x 284.48 x 10.16mm | 385.55g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Abridged
  • Abridged edition
  • colour illustrations
  • 019279020X
  • 9780192790200

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"A new retelling of the story in attractively cartoony pictures... There is a spirit of cheery, Halloweenish fun to the drawings, dominated by autumnal orange or a deep, macabre green... Mould's chipper retelling achieves some of the pathos of the novel's final pages... His final picture is haunting, ...an image to send chills of terror and pity up the spine of any kid, no matter how old he is."--The New York Times Book Review"Younger readers--and all ages--are sure to go for [this] recent picture book version of Frankenstein... Chris Mould does a great job retelling the famous horror tale in short form. Mould's cartoonlike illustrations give some comic relief, but in terrific artistic detail still capture the spirit of doom and gloom."--Atlanta Journal Constitution"The words are powerful: Mould's retelling manages to simplify the Victorian prose without losing all the terror and melancholy of the monster story."--Booklist"A cartoon format makes a classic novel accessible to younger readers."--Publishers Weekly"A clever adaptation... This story theme presents a classic case of an abused and neglected child growing up to become an abuser himself. It clearly relates how important nurturing and love are in a child's life. This adaptation can stand on its own."--Book Report "A new retelling of the story in attractively cartoony pictures... There is a spirit of cheery, Halloweenish fun to the drawings, dominated by autumnal orange or a deep, macabre green... Mould's chipper retelling achieves some of the pathos of the novel's final pages... His final picture is haunting, ...an image to send chills of terror and pity up the spine of any kid, no matter how old he is."--The New York Times Book Review "Younger readers--and all ages--are sure to go for [this] recent picture book version of Frankenstein... Chris Mould does a great job retelling the famous horror tale in short form. Mould's cartoonlike illustrations give some comic relief, but in terrific artistic detail still capture the spirit of doom and gloom."--Atlanta Journal Constitution "The words are powerful: Mould's retelling manages to simplify the Victorian prose without losing all the terror and melancholy of the monster story."--Booklist "A cartoon format makes a classic novel accessible to younger readers."--Publishers Weekly "A clever adaptation... This story theme presents a classic case of an abused and neglected child growing up to become an abuser himself. It clearly relates how important nurturing and love are in a child's life. This adaptation can stand on its own."--Book Report "A new retelling of the story in attractively cartoony pictures... There is a spirit of cheery, Halloweenish fun to the drawings, dominated by autumnal orange or a deep, macabre green... Mould's chipper retelling achieves some of the pathos of the novel's final pages... His final picture is haunting, ...an image to send chills of terror and pity up the spine of any kid, no matter how old he is."--The New York Times Book Review "Younger readers--and all ages--are sure to go for [this] recent picture book version of Frankenstein... Chris Mould does a great job retelling the famous horror tale in short form. Mould's cartoonlike illustrations give some comic relief, but in terrific artistic detail still capture the spirit of doom and gloom."--Atlanta Journal Constitution "The words are powerful: Mould's retelling manages to simplify the Victorian prose without losing all the terror and melancholy of the monster story."--Booklist "A cartoon format makes a classic novel accessible to younger readers."--Publishers Weekly !d 1998/04/27 "A clever adaptation... This story theme presents a classic case of an abused and neglected child growing up to become an abuser himself. It clearly relates how important nurturing and love are in a child's life. This adaptation can stand on its own."--Book Report "A new retelling of the story in attractively cartoony pictures... There is a spirit of cheery, Halloweenish fun to the drawings, dominated by autumnal orange or a deep, macabre green... Mould's chipper retelling achieves some of the pathos of the novel's final pages... His final picture ishaunting, ...an image to send chills of terror and pity up the spine of any kid, no matter how old he is."--The New York Times Book Review"Younger readers--and all ages--are sure to go for [this] recent picture book version of Frankenstein... Chris Mould does a great job retelling the famous horror tale in short form. Mould's cartoonlike illustrations give some comic relief, but in terrific artistic detail still capture the spirit ofdoom and gloom."--Atlanta Journal Constitution"The words are powerful: Mould's retelling manages to simplify the Victorian prose without losing all the terror and melancholy of the monster story."--Booklist"A cartoon format makes a classic novel accessible to younger readers."--Publishers Weekly !d 1998/04/27"A clever adaptation... This story theme presents a classic case of an abused and neglected child growing up to become an abuser himself. It clearly relates how important nurturing and love are in a child's life. This adaptation can stand on its own."--Book Report
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