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More informationPenguin Classics presents Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, adapted for audio and available as a digital download as part of the Penguin English Library series. Read by the actor Richard Pasco.
'Never did I behold a vision so horrible as his face, of such loathsome, yet appalling hideousness'
A twisted, upside-down creation myth, Mary Shelley's chilling Gothic tale lays bare the dark side of science, and the horror within us all. It tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, who plunders graveyards to create a new being from the bodies of the dead - but whose botched creature causes nothing but murder and destruction.
Written after a nightmare when its author was only eighteen, Frankenstein gave birth to the modern science fiction novel.
Part of a series of vintage recordings taken from the Penguin Archives. Affordable, collectable, quality productions - perfect for on-the-go listening.