English writer Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley s Gothic horror novel Frankenstein tells of a scientist who creates a sentient being in a morality-pushing experiment. The story came to life while on a cross-European vacation with friends, touring ancient castles and discussing topics such as the occult. When Lord Byron suggested a competition to see who could write the best ghost story, Shelley drew upon these experiences, as well as her own feelings of grief and guilt over the loss of a child, to craft a story that tackled universal questions such as What is my purpose and Why am I here. Today, this handwritten draft of Frankenstein is held at Bodleian Libraries at the University of Oxford.

Hardback  (Text (eye-readable))  144pp  h180mm  x  w125mm  x s20mm 

ISBN13: 9781439795965