Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein illustrated.


Publisher : Lunwerg Editores

Frankenstein illustrated. The summer of 1816, five people, among them the famous poets Lord Byron and Percy B. Shelley, confined themselves to a villa near Lake Geneva and indulged in a literary game of devising the most frightening tale imaginable. That night Mary Shelley, only nineteen years old, conceived a terrifying and marvelous story, whose aim was “to make the reader dread to look around him, to make his blood run cold and his heart beat faster”: Frankenstein.

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About Mary Shelley

Mary Shelley (1797-1851) is one of the most important and influential writers of 19th century British letters. Her powerful imagination and inexhaustible thirst for knowledge led her to conceive Frankenstein, one of the most widely read and studied novels since its publication. He also wrote other novels, such as The Last Man and Perkin Warbeck, and a number of short stories.