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  • Published: 26 September 2019
  • ISBN: 9780241422625
  • Imprint: Penguin Audio
  • Format: Audio Download

Frankenstein

Or, the Modern Prometheus




Puffin Clothbound Classics - stunningly beautiful hardback editions of the most famous stories in the world

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This Penguin Classic is performed by Colin Salmon known for his starring roles in Resident Evil and Alien Vs Predator. He is also known for his role as Charles Robinson alongside Pierce Brosnan's James Bond. This definitive recording includes an Introduction by Maurice Hindle.


A terrifying vision of scientific progress without moral limits, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein leads the reader on an unsettling journey from the sublime beauty of the Swiss alps to the desolate waste of the arctic circle.

Obsessed with the idea of creating life itself, Victor Frankenstein plunders graveyards for the material with which to fashion a new being, shocking his creation to life with electricity. But this botched creature, rejected by its creator and denied human companionship, sets out to destroy Frankenstein and all that he holds dear. Mary Shelley's chilling gothic tale was conceived when she was only eighteen, living with her lover Percy Shelley near Lord Byron's villa on Lake Geneva. It would become the world's most famous work of Gothic horror, and Frankenstein's monster an instantly-recognisable symbol of the limits of human creativity.

  • Published: 26 September 2019
  • ISBN: 9780241422625
  • Imprint: Penguin Audio
  • Format: Audio Download

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