Michael Maloney stars in this dark, brooding dramatisation of Mary Shelley's famous novel. "Frankenstein", first published in 1818, is widely recognised as being one of the first 'science fiction' novels. Starring Michael Maloney as Frankenstein and John Wood as the Creature, this spine-tingling dramatisation perfectly conveys the book's pervasive sense of unease and dread. Victor Frankenstein, an ambitious young scientist and seeker after knowledge, considers it the pinnacle of his career when he makes a Creature in his own name. But his triumph soon turns to horror, and he is appalled when the Creature, denied a female counterpart, turns against his creator and commits a terrible crime. In a desperate attempt to destroy his creation, the scientist tracks him from Europe to the desolate North Pole, and in this bleak landscape of ice and fog, prepares to confront his nemesis...
- CD-Audio | 1 pages
- 139.7 x 279.4 x 127mm | 90.72g
- 14 Aug 2008
- BBC Audio, A Division Of Random House
- BBC Physical Audio
- London, United Kingdom
About Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Mary Shelley fell in love with the married poet Percy Bysshe Shelley at age 16, and they eloped to France. In 1816 the couple traveled to Lake Geneva to spend the summer with the poet Byron. Mary was inspired to write Frankenstein after Byron arranged a ghost story competition during their stay. In the autumn of 1816, Shelley's pregnant wife drowned herself in the Serpentine in Hyde Park and Shelley immediately married Mary. The couple had four children together, but only one son survived infancy. They lived in Italy until Percy's death in a boating accident in 1822. Mary continued to write until her death in 1851.