- Full Description
This edition reprints the full novel by Mary Shelley (1831 edition), with illustrations by Wrightson. It includes an introduction by Stephen King. The illustrations themselves are not based upon the Boris Karloff or Lee films, but the actual book's descriptions of characters and objects. Wrightson also used a period style, saying, "I wanted the book to look like an antique; to have the feeling of woodcuts or steel engravings, something of that era," and basing the aesthetic on artists like Franklin Booth, J.C. Coll and Edwin Austin Abbey.
Wrightson has said that it was an unpaid project:
I've always had a thing for Frankenstein, and it was a labor of love. It was not an assignment, it was not a job. I would do the drawings in between paying gigs, when I had enough to be caught up with bills and groceries and what-not. I would take three days here, a week there, to work on the Frankenstein volume. It took about seven years.
Note: This is an out of print, used and/or rare book. Fine. There are small tears in the jacket, and the pages have some light thumbing.
- Additional Information
Item Code RB396 Publisher Dodd Mead & Co. Publish Date 1983 ISBN 0396082777 Print Status Out of Print Condition Fine. There are small tears in the jacket and the pages have some light thumbing. Binding Hard Cover Dimensions 8x11 # Pages 192pg Color b&w