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This chilling tale of a gruesome monster unleashed into the world by an unthinking scientist was first conceived by 19-year-old Mary Shelley on a dark, rainy night on Lake Geneva. Lord Byron and Percy Shelley challenged their friends to see who could come up with the most horrifying story imaginable. Mary Shelley did, terrifying them all with her nightmare-inspired tale.

Brilliantly narrated by British actor Clive Hayward, this 200th anniversary audio edition of Frankenstein is followed by "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" by Coleridge which had a haunting influence on young Mary Shelley many years before the story of Frankenstein first entered her dreams.

With fascinating commentary by Alison Larkin.

©2017 Commentary by Alison Larkin Presents (P)2017 Alison Larkin Presents

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A WONDERFUL recording with fascinating commentary

I absolutely love this recording of Frankenstein. Clive Hayward's narration is brilliant - and the commentary from Alison Larkin about Mary Shelley and the Rime of the Ancient Mariner is absolutely fascinating. This great classic is made utterly accessible in this wonderful 200th anniversary recording. Bravo!