Perhaps the most famous gothic novel in all literature, this is the story of Dr. Frankenstein, his experiments that sought to produce human life, and his creation of the legendary monster. The attractive and rapidly growing Graphic Classics series uses the graphic novel format to introduce children to many of the world's greatest literary works. The atmospheric illustrations are of unusually high quality, and the narratives are paced to attract and hold young readers' interest. In addition to the story, each Graphic Classic features a brief biography summarizing its author's life, a list of his or her important works, a time line of historic events that helped inspire the story, general notes, and an index. These books make ideal introductions to the riches of world literature to junior and senior high school studentsand especially to those young readers who are hesitant to delve into the books in their original form. All Graphic Classics are available in both paperback and hardcover editions.
About the Author
Fiona Macdonald studied history at Cambridge University and at the University of East Anglia in England. She has taught in schools and colleges and has written numerous books for children, including others in the Graffex series. Penko Gelev graduated from the National Art School in Sofia, Bulgaria. He is a film and children’s television producer, and also finds time to draw comics and illustrations.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Victor Frankenstein is a science student attracted by the secrets of life, eventually he finds out how to give life to a dead body: the Creature is born.After that, Victor feels of guilty led him following the Creature all over the world, at the end they meet each other to the North Pole. The Creature is lucky because the crew of John Franklin after several years will be there.This graphic novel is well done for the first look at the Frankenstein story, otherwise, those who already know Mary Shelley and her book, could find this novel spoiled. Very useful the last pages of the book with further information: Mary Shelley¿s biography, scientific discoveries at the time of Frankenstein, and Frankenstein films.
In this version of Frankenstein, Fiona Macdonald tells the story of how a scientist creates a monster from parts he has taken from graves and tombs. This graphic novel is a well presented introduction to Mary Shlelley¿s Frankenstein. Several footnotes are present throughout the book in order to help readers understand the more formal writing style. The illustrations and text do an excellent job of keeping the mood of the book somber by using muted colors. I found the story line to be broken up without any flow. Although the text does not develop the characters, the illustrations do a phenomenal job of showing us the characters emotions and how they change throughout the plot. Overall, this adaptation was a strong first read for a graphic novel and has sparked my interest for reading the classic Mary Shelley novel.