Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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Man has long had the power to take life, but what will happen when he learns to give it?

Intrigued by this question, young Victor Frankenstein - a devoted student of science - becomes obsessed with the idea of conjuring life out of 'lifeless matter'. Using his formidable skills in chemistry and other sciences, Victor begins to assemble a being from scavenged and stolen body parts.

Once he has fathered a son created by his own science, Victor rejects the hideous creature he has brought to life. Eventually, the creature mounts a campaign of revenge against his creator, struggling to be recognised as a thinking, feeling being.

And so begins the battle between father and son...

First published anonymously in 1818, Frankenstein was the brainchild of author Mary Shelley. Over the years, this classic tale has been retold many times in several different formats.

Campfire's faithful graphic novel adaptation of Frankenstein brings an important and timeless story back to life.

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Campfire publishing brings us a beautifully drawn adaptation of Mary Shelley's classic that brings Frankenstein's break from humanity to life. Love how Naresh Kumar depicts the dappled light falling in the garden of the narrator's home. Read full review


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Mary Shelley's horror classic is a story meant to be illustrated. With language so richly vivid, readers can't help but picture the horrors that emerge from her sharpened quill. What young reader ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley was born in London, England on 30th August 1797. She is best known for her novel Frankenstein which was published in 1818, when she was only 20 years old.

Shelley's interest in scientific fiction was influenced by her father, who was fascinated with developments in scientific thinking during the nineteenth century. This interest was followed by Shelley who would regularly attend scientific lectures in London.

Shelley's later novels never gripped the public's attention as Frankenstein had; the novel continues to intrigue modern readers, and has been the subject of several books and films.

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley died of a suspected brain tumour on 1st February 1851.

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