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The classic novel brought to life in full color! Conceived by Mary Shelley (wife of the famous poet Percy Shelley) on the banks of Lake Geneva in 1816, Frankenstein is today regarded as a classic piece of 19th century literature. The book includes an illustrated Character List (like a Dramatis Personae), 124 pages of story artwork, and fascinating support material that details the remarkable and tragic life of Mary Shelley - all beautifully presented in color. Designed to encourage readers to enjoy classical literature, titles in the Classical Comics range stay true to the original vision of the authors. They also offer alternative text versions to cater for different readership levels. This title has been moderately and sympathetically abridged from the original text to fit within the graphic novel format. Despite that, all of the events of the book are represented in every version ¿ it¿s only the speech that changes! The story begins with the journey of an adventurer, Robert Walton, who stumbles across a man in trouble at the North Pole, saving his life. That man is Victor Frankenstein, who tells Walton all about his experiments with the creation of life and how he came to be at the North Pole in the first place. Through this plot structure, Mary Shelley was able to deal with serious real-world issues, such as the need for acceptance, tolerance, and understanding despite differences, as well as the need for companionship and love among our basic human needs. The novel was of course, the inspiration and basis for the classic Boris Karloff movies, and more recently, the Frankenstein novels by Dean Koontz ¿ however this Classical Comics publication, like all of their titles, remains true to the original novel. This title is the first non-Shakespeare publication by Classical Comics in the UK, and follows on from their previous productions that have enjoyed worldwide critical acclaim, as well as being endorsed and supported by educationalists and librarians.