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The Art of Frankenstein

The Art of Frankenstein

Revisiting a timeless classic with artist Stephanie Taylor

In 1818, Mary Shelley crafted one of history’s greatest literary achievements. A beacon before her time, she laid the foundation for many of the conversations we’re having today — from advancing science beyond human limits to our desire for societal acceptance. Some even say that the publishing of Shelley’s work made her an original feminist.

The Book

The I Street Press limited-edition Frankenstein is now available. The reimagined story was created for the 200th anniversary of the original publishing, and is a graphic
interpretation featuring over 120 original hand-drawn illustrations by prolific local artist
Stephanie Taylor, along with an introduction by Library Director Rivkah K. Sass and essays by Stephanie Taylor and local literary blogger Carrie Sessarego, and Studiotobe founder and principal Joaquin Alvarado.
Purchase the book today
A portion of your purchase supports Sacramento Public Library.

Take a sneak peak at some of Stephanie Taylor's illustrations that bring the monster to life.

Special thanks to the Friends of the Sacramento Public Library for their support.

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