Frankenstein: Or the Modern Prometheus The novel Frankenstein is written in epistolary form, documenting a fictional correspondence between Captain Robert Walton and his sister, Margaret Walton Saville. Walton is a failed writer who sets out to explore the North Pole and expand his scientific knowledge in hopes of achieving fame. During the voyage, the crew spots a dog sled driven by a gigantic figure. A few hours later, the crew rescues a nearly frozen and emaciated man named Victor Frankenstein. Frankenstein has been in pursuit of the gigantic man observed by Walton's crew. Frankenstein starts to recover from his exertion; he sees in Walton the same over-ambitiousness, and recounts a story of his life's miseries to Walton as a warning.
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Frankenstein, loved by many decades of readers and praised by such eminent literary critics as Harold Bloom, seems hardly to need a recommendation. If you haven't read it recently, though, you may not remember the sweeping force of the prose, the grotesque, surreal imagery, and the multilayered doppelgänger themes of Mary Shelley's masterpiece. As fantasy writer Jane Yolen writes of this (the reviewer's favorite) edition, "The strong black and whites of the main text [illustrations] are dark and brooding, with unremitting shadows and stark contrasts. But the central conversation with the monster--who owes nothing to the overused movie image ... but is rather the novel's charnel-house composite--is where [Barry] Moser's illustrations show their greatest power ... The viewer can all but smell the powerful stench of the monster's breath as its words spill out across the page. Strong book-making for one of the world's strongest and most remarkable books." Includes an illuminating afterword by Joyce Carol Oates.Book Description:
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Book Description Penguin Audiobooks 1994, 1994. New sealed audio cassette. Bookseller Inventory # A149179
Book Description Penguin Audiobooks, 1994. No Binding. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. Read by Richard Pasco . Booklet: As New . Cassettes x 2: As New . 1994. Bookseller Inventory # 270
Book Description Penguin Audiobooks, 1994. No Binding. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. Read by Richard Pasco . Booklet: As New . Cassettes x 2: As New . 1994. Bookseller Inventory # 10077