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Mary Shelley M Chandler Linus Liu



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13 October 2020
Series: Manga Classics
Obsessed with natural philosophy, the young Victor Frankenstein succeeds in creating life from its basic elements - and abandons the newborn monstrosity in terror when he cannot bear to look at it. The rejected creature vanishes, and Victor attempts to forget what he has done... But the monster survives. It learns. Deprived of everything, fated to forever be alone, it has nothing left but revenge.

Manga Classics (R) presents a frightening new manga adaptation of Mary Shelly's famous tale of creation and destruction!
By:   ,
Illustrated by:   Linus Liu
Imprint:   Miscellaneous
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 208mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 41mm
Weight:   363g
ISBN:   9781947808164
ISBN 10:   1947808168
Series:   Manga Classics
Pages:   324
Publication Date:  
Recommended Age:   From 13 to 16 years
Audience:   Young adult ,  Preschool (0-5)
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Reviews for Frankenstein (MG) Manga Classics

KIRKUS -- Aboard a North Pole expedition ship, a gaunt Victor Frankenstein recounts the events that led him to the Arctic in this adaptation of the original 1818 version of Mary Shelley's classic. As a youth, Frankenstein had an interest in natural philosophy, which led him to pursue scientific studies at the University of Ingolstadt. His mastery of the curriculum progressed swiftly, and his thirst for knowledge turned toward the arcane-specifically, to the origin of life, which Frankenstein discovered after nights of grisly research and a moment of electrifying inspiration. He applied his discovery to the construction of a massive being, and on one fateful evening, he brought the being to life. What follows is a struggle between creator and creation, each presented as villain and victim and alike in wretchedness. Illustrator Liu vividly depicts Frankenstein's and the creature's emotions, capturing the force of their rage and horror. Frankenstein's eyes are especially expressive, giving greater impact to the scenes in which his face is partially obscured. Visual details are concentrated on the foreground, with panel backgrounds frequently blank, filled by a gradient, or likely sketched. This serves to draw readers' attention to the characters, though the simplicity of the background art also detracts from scenes meant to highlight the sublimity of nature. Characters are depicted as White. A solid addition to the Manga Classics series of literary adaptations. (cast of characters, how to read manga, character design sketchbook, artist's note, adaptor's note) (Graphic novel. 13-18)

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