Frankenstein and the Rime of the Ancient Mariner


The FIRST HORROR/Science Fiction story to shake the world was written in 1818 by the Nineteen-year-old feminist who created FRANKENSTEIN….

FRANKENSTEIN by MARY SHELLEY and The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge with commentary by Alison Larkin

The perfect holiday gift – the 200TH ANNIVERSARY AUDIO EDITION of Mary Shelley's infamous story includes fascinating commentary!

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This chilling tale of a gruesome monster unleashed into the world by an unthinking scientist was first conceived by nineteen-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 Samuel Taylor Coleridge which had a haunting influence on young Mary Shelley many years before the story of Frankenstein entered her dreams.

With commentary by Alison Larkin.

1 review for Frankenstein and the Rime of the Ancient Mariner

  1. Mary Fischer

    What a WONDERFUL recording! Clive Hayward’s narration is nothing short of superb. After listening I bought a download for my 19 year old grandson and emailed it to him. He is a big fan of horror. He had seen the movie but had never read the book and he keeps talking about it. Highly recommended. And so easy to do! I just emailed it as a gift to him and there it was on his computer! I love this recording. And the commentary was fascinating. WONDERFUL!

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