|Mary Shelley & Bram Stoker. Brian Busby, intro|
|Pages/Publication Date:||555 / 2016|
Challenged to write a ghost story while staying on Lake Geneva with Lord Byron, John Polidori, and her future husband Percy Bysshe Shelley, 18-year-old Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin dreamed of a scientist who brings a horrific creation to life. Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus was first published anonymously in 1818, and became a founding work of both the science fiction and horror genres. Equally influential, Bram Stoker's iconic and genuinely creepy Dracula, from 1897, unfolds through the diaries and letters of young solicitor Jonathan Harker and his friends and associates, including Abraham Van Helsing, a brilliant Amsterdam physician already acquainted with vampire lore. Paired as natural companions to each other, these classic works of horror are bound in fine cloth editions and presented in a handsome illustrated slipcase.