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About this book

Classics retold

  • Based on the classic tale by Mary Shelley, this gripping horror story recounts Victor Frankenstein’s terrible experiment to "build" a human without a soul.
  • Retold in a gripping and readable way for modern readers, while remaining faithful to the original text.
  • Includes useful notes on other versions of the Frankenstein story, including films.

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Frankenstein has always been one of my favourite stories. I have read it time and again for both pleasure and study purposes. Whilst perusing the site, I came across this 'child friendly' version and bought it for my 12 year old son. Because I have always enjoyed the story, we decided to read it together (well, I read it to him!) and found ourselves in anticipation for the next installment. We both thoroughly enjoyed it and I have to say that, being so familiar with the original, I was not disappointed. I have since purchased more of the Usbourne Classics Retold and my son and I are enjoying more time together reading these fascinating stories in an age where XBOX and Playstation apparently rule! Highly recommended.

Louise, 25th March 2010

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