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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. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Grade 9 Up-Full-color drawings, photographs, and reproductions with extended captions have been added to the unedited text of Shelley's novel, thus placing the work in the context of the era in which it was written. The artwork faithfully represents the text and makes this edition appealing to reluctant readers. Unfortunately, many of the captions provide tangential information that, although interesting, interrupts the flow of the story. However, readers will quickly learn that it is not necessary to read every caption and appreciate this volume for its many quality illustrations.
Michele Snyder, Chappaqua Public Library, NY
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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This book is absolutely great. The quality really astounded me for the price I paid, the story in their is the original, unedited version written by Mary Shelley and that's worth... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mathieu Lapointe
Great book. Mary shelley's book opened the door to an entirely new category in fiction.Published 8 months ago by worrior7304
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poorly written. the story isint very good but the short fregment from frankinstein perspective is really moving but the book is choppy,unevenly paced and unthought out.Published 9 months ago by elliot wilson
The images are stunning. Best depiction of Shelley's monster that I've ever seen. And I teach this text in one of my courses - my students loved checking it out and were also awed... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Nijel Lindsay
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