Mary Shelley

A stunning new clothbound edition of the infamous work of horror fiction written by Mary Shelley, designed by Coralie Bickford-Smith, who has won multiple awards for her work. These delightful and collectible Penguin editions have been bound in high-quality, colorful, and textured cloth, and foil stamping has been incorporated into the design. Victor Frankenstein is obsessed with the idea of creating life itself, so he scavenges graveyards for the materials to create a new being, which he then brings to life by shocking it with electricity. However, Frankenstein’s messed-up creation, after being shunned by its creator and denied the company of humans, decides to exact revenge on Frankenstein and everything he holds dear. This terrifying gothic tale, which was begun by Mary Shelley when she was just nineteen years old, would go on to become the most famous work of horror fiction in the world, and it continues to be a devastating investigation of the limits to which human creativity can be pushed. In addition, “A Fragment” by Lord Byron and “The Vampyre: A Tale” by John Polidori are included in this edition, as well as an introduction and notes. At the age of sixteen, Mary Shelley (1797-1851), whose parents were influential thinkers Mary Wollstonecraft and William Godwin, ran away with her poet father, Percy Shelley. Mary’s novel Frankenstein was based on her experiences. After those three years had passed, Shelley would go on to become famous for penning her masterpiece, Frankenstein, during a rainy summer on Lake Geneva. The years of her marriage were marred by the deaths of three of her four children, and in 1822, another tragedy occurred when Percy Shelley drowned in Italy. Her marriage was marred by tragedy from beginning to end. After her husband passed away, Mary Shelley returned to England and continued to travel and write until her own passing at 53.