Puffin Graphics: Frankenstein


By: Mary Shelley

Adapted by: Gary Reed

Illustrated by: Frazer Irving

A horrifying tale brought to visual clarity, this retelling stays fairly true to the original story with little variation, although it is in a briefer form. Irving’s portrayal of the monster’s desiccated flesh and pitiable attitude convey the story swiftly to the reader. This is a good edition as a quick re-reading of the tale, the black and white illustrations increasing the gothic feel of the story. I would not, however, recommend this as an initial introduction to M. Shelley, since there are many deeper story themes that may be lost by a reader with only a perfunctory knowledge of the story.

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