by Mary Shelley

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This classic novel has been abridged and adapted into 10 illustrated chapters. This format is ideal for bilingual education - people learning English as a second language (ESL),  English Language Learners (ELL), people of any age intending to improve reading skills and students for whom the original version would be too long or difficult. This learning product is high-interest, low-readability. Readers of this version will improve comprehension, fluency and vocabulary.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780848111793
Publisher: EDCON Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/15/2012
Series: Bring the Classics to Life Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 56
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 7 - 13 Years

About the Author

Mary was born in 1797. Her mother died when she was eleven days old and when she turned four years old her father married Jane Clairmont., who had children of her own. In 1814 Mary started a relationship with Percy Bysshe Shelley who was a poet-philosopher and they married in 1816. Mary conceived her idea for Frankenstein while on vacation in Geneva. In 1818 she returned to England after the death of her two children and her husband. Frankenstein was published in 1818. The last years of Mary’s life were plagued by illness and she died on February 1, 1851.

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Robert Walton was on his way to explore the top of the world. Dear Margaret, he wrote to his sister. I have gone as far as I can by land! Later I will find a ship and the men to sail her. But now my first duty is to write to let my dear little sister know I’m all right! No one has ever reached the North Pole before. People say it must be cold and empty of life. I think it will be beautiful! I will explore where no one has walked before! I will find a way for ships to sail to the other side of the world! I will discover secrets of nature than no one else knows! Think of all the people I will help with what I learn.

Table of Contents

Mystery on the ice — The dead come back to life — Death in the family — A broken promise — The end of Frankenstein.

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Praise for Penguin Horror Classics:

“The new Penguin Horror editions, selected by Guillermo del Toro, feature some of the best art-direction (by Paul Buckley) I've seen in a cover in quite some time.” – Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing

"Each cover does a pretty spectacular job of evoking the mood of the title in bold, screenprint-style iconography." – Dan Solomon, Fast Company


Out of that vampire-laden fug of gruesomeness known as the English Gothic Romance, only the forbidding acrid name of Frankenstein remains in general usage... Mary Shelley had courage, she was inspired. Frankenstein has entertained, delighted and harrowed generations of readers to this day.

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Frankenstein Bring the Classics to Life Series, Level 3) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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I loved it.