Frankenstein has thrilled generations of readers for over two hundred years. • Rediscover Mary Shelley's compelling masterwork in this elegant yet affordable Masterpiece Library Edition, honoring the Peter Pauper Press founders' tradition of publishing beautiful books.

• Hardcover embossed with iridescent highlighting

• Gold foil-stamped spine

• Reinforced cloth quarter-binding

• Premium acid-free archival-quality paper

• Cream-color pages

• Matching satin ribbon bookmark

• 220 pages

English novelist Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1797-1851) wrote Frankenstein during a summer spent near Lake Geneva, Switzerland, with her betrothed, Percy Bysshe Shelley, her stepsister Claire Clairmont, poet George Gordon Byron, and Lord Byron's physician, John William Polidari. They challenged one another to create fantastic tales. Shelley's was the result of a haunting vision: ''I saw the pale student of unhallowed arts kneeling beside the thing he had put together.''