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Newly designed and reset, this handsome hardbound edition reprints all of Nino Carbé's starkly beautiful pen-and-ink drawings and decorative endpieces from one of the earliest illustrated editions of Frankenstein, from 1932. Bonus images include five full-color paintings, two double-page, created by Carbé in the 1980s after he became a noted Walt Disney artist. The artist's daughter, Elizabeth Carbé, provides a new foreword.
Generations have thrilled to Mary Shelley's 1818 novel, the suspenseful tale of a well-intentioned doctor who dares to play God and the misbegotten monster who wreaks a savage revenge on his creator. Combining elements of Gothic novels and Romantic sensibilities, Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus poses enduring questions about ambition, responsibility, the quest for scientific discovery and immortality, and the fate of social outcasts. Acclaimed as both the first modern horror novel and the first science-fiction novel, the story has inspired countless writers and artists as well as numerous film, theatrical, and television interpretations.
Daughter of political philosopher William Godwin and feminist Mary Wollstonecraft, Mary Shelley (1797--1851) edited the works of her husband, Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, and is best known as the author of Frankenstein.
Illustrator Nino Carbé (1909--93) worked for Walt Disney Studios, contributing to such classic films as Fantasia, Bambi, Pinocchio, Dumbo, and others. The color paintings here are together with his original 1931 illustrations for the very first time, and they add a new dimension to the work. Handsome grey cloth with an inlaid full color plate and embossed lettering.
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Item Code FRASH Publisher Calla Publish Date 2016 ISBN 9781606600894 Binding Hard Cover Dimensions 7x10 # Pages 226pg Color Text/Partial Color