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By Mary Shelley, Introduction by Jeanette Winterson


240 Pages, 5.08 x 7.8

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $13.95 (US $13.95)

Publication Date: September 2019

ISBN 9781784875602

Rights: US

Penguin Random House UK (Sep 2019)
Vintage Classics

Price: $13.95


A new edition of the classic science fiction horror novel, with an introduction by Jeanette Winterson

This edition includes an introduction by Jeanette Winterson and a cultural history of Frankenstein's monster. Victor Frankenstein's story is one of ambition, murder and revenge. As a young scientist he pushed moral boundaries in order to cross the final frontier and create life. But his creation is a monster stitched together from grave-robbed body parts who has no place in the world, and his life can only lead to tragedy. Written when she was only 19, Shelley's gothic tale is one of the greatest horror stories ever published.


"A haunting, melancholy work of gothic beauty" - - Independent

"A masterpiece" - Philip Pullman -

"The most famous of all horror stories still packs a punch" - - Daily Mail

"A haunting, melancholy work of gothic beauty" - - Independent

Author Biography

Mary Shelley was inspired to write Frankenstein after Byron arranged a ghost story competition among friends. Jeanette Winterson is the multi-award-winning author of such books as Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, Written on the Body, and Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?