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Gris Grimly's Frankenstein, or, The modern Prometheus

Grimly, Gris. (Author). Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, 1797-1851 Frankenstein. (Added Author).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Greenbush Public Library ya GRI (Text) 35500005274988 Main Available -

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  • ISBN: 0061862975 (trade bdg.)
  • ISBN: 9780061862977 (trade bdg.)
  • Physical Description: 193 p. : chiefly ill. ; 27 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Balzer + Bray, 2013.

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Summary, etc.: Retells, in graphic novel format, Mary Shelley's classic tale of a monster, assembled by a scientist from parts of dead bodies, who develops a mind of his own as he learns to loathe himself and hate his creator.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2013 December #2
    As he explains in his author's note, Grimly spent four years working on his adaptation of Mary Shelley's classic novel, an endeavor that seems to mirror Victor Frankenstein's desperate quests to create life in the monster and to prevent the monster from taking his own. Grimly, who also illustrated Edgar Allen Poe's Tales of Death and Dementia (2009), does not neglect either the horror elements of Shelley's story nor the science-fiction ones. His striking artwork is an assemblage of genres, a kind of gothic steampunk, full of grinning skulls, odd machines, and characters in corsets or in coats decorated with bones. Befitting its source material, Grimly's creation is a hybrid work, combining elements of graphic and prose novels, and often so much so that it fights any simple classification. He mixes handwritten letters with long sections of illustrated prose and wordless pages of comic art panels that tell the monster's story. The text is, as the cover says, "assembled from the original text by Mary Shelley," but despite that, it reads smoothly, without the abrupt cuts that mar some adaptations. Purists might frown, but the cover alone is sure to catch the eye of budding horror fans who might otherwise pass over the original. Copyright 2013 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Monsters Fiction
Horror tales
Frankenstein's monster (Fictitious character) Comic books, strips, etc Fiction
Frankenstein, Victor (Fictitious character) Comic books, strips, etc Fiction
Graphic novels
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