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Frankenstein (Learning Channels Great Books) Mary Shelley

Frankenstein (Learning Channels Great Books)

Mary Shelley

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ISBN : 9780679749547
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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 havent read it recently, though, you may not remember the sweeping force of the prose, theMoreFrankenstein, loved by many decades of readers and praised by such eminent literary critics as Harold Bloom, seems hardly to need a recommendation. If you havent 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 Shelleys masterpiece. As fantasy writer Jane Yolen writes of this (the reviewers 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 novels charnel-house composite--is where [Barry] Mosers illustrations show their greatest power ... The viewer can all but smell the powerful stench of the monsters breath as its words spill out across the page. Strong book-making for one of the worlds strongest and most remarkable books. Includes an illuminating afterword by Joyce Carol Oates.