The Vault of Frankenstein traces the incredible history of how the nameless abomination in Shelley’s classic novel became a pop culture icon.
Beginning with the story of how Mary Shelley first conceived of the novel (on a stormy night on the shores of Lake Geneva), The Vault of Frankensteintraces the Creature’s evolution from nameless literary character to international superstar, appearing in films, TV shows, comic books, and commercial merchandise.
Frankenstein’s monster has been a hero and a villain, in both comedies and dramas. He hastap danced with Gene Wilder, held a daisy by a stream, and even appeared on cereal boxes.
With special attention placed on the 1931 film that lifted Frankenstein’s monster to a new level of stardom, this book explores the many facets of this enduring—and often tragically misunderstood—character.
Relive the Creature’s greatest pop culture moments in this new retrospective that commemorates the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s masterpiece.
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