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A deluxe edition of Mary Shelley’s haunting adventure about ambition and modernity run amok Now a Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition with an introduction by Elizabeth Kostova and cover art by Ghost Worldcreator Daniel Clowes, Mary Shelley’s timeless gothic novel presents the epic battle between man and monster at its greatest literary pitch. In trying to create life, the young student Victor Frankenstein unleashes forces beyond his control, setting into motion a long and tragic chain of events that brings Victor to the very brink of madness. How he tries to destroy his creation, as it destroys everything Victor loves, is a powerful story of love, friendship, scientific hubris, and horror.
Mary Shelley (1797-ű1851) became one of the first bestselling female authors soon after the publication in 1818 of Frankenstein, her best-known work. Elizabeth Kostova is the author of the bestselling novel The Historian. Maurice Hindle teaches literature at the Open University in London. He is the editor of the Penguin Classics editions of Dracula and Caleb Williams. Daniel Clowes is the author of the graphic novel Ghost World, which was made into a feature film in 2001.