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Frankenstein [Enriched Classics]
by Mary Shelley
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0743487583, Mass Market Paperback)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.
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:16:07 -0400)
Presents Mary Shelley's classic novel "Frankenstein," and contains a concise introduction, chronology of Shelley's life, an outline of key themes and plots, explanatory notes, and critical analysis.
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