Frankenstein (Kobo eBook)

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Discover the story of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein with this striking collector’s edition from Union Square & Co.'s Signature Editions series! The classic texts that shaped our culture feature exclusive cover art by distinguished artist Malika Favre. Her bold, graphic style gives each classic literature book a small masterpiece for a jacket. Collect the set or prize this Frankenstein special edition as your showpiece literary classic.

For years, Dr. Victor Frankenstein labors to create a new race of intelligent beings. He spends his nights scavenging body parts from graveyards, slaughterhouses, and hospital dissection rooms. By day, he experiments in his secret laboratory, perfecting the creature who, he believes, will worship him as a god. But when he succeeds, Frankenstein is horrified by the ugly brutishness of the patchwork being he has brought to life—and abandons his creation to dramatic ends …

Literary history and meaning: Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, was first published in 1818. It is often regarded as the first science fiction novel and a seminal work of Gothic literature. Its importance as a classic literature work lies in its exploration of the human condition and the ethical dilemmas raised by scientific innovation. Frankenstein has had a profound impact on popular culture, inspiring numerous adaptations in literature, film, and other media, and its themes of creation, identity, and alienation continue to resonate with modern audiences. Its relevance today is evident in its exploration of ethical issues surrounding emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence and genetic engineering, as well as its enduring commentary on the human quest for knowledge and the pursuit of power at any cost. It is a terrifying story about how monsters—of all kinds—are made.