Frankenstein 1934

I mentioned how much I like Frankenstein a while ago. Now some very classy illustrations from a 1934 edition of the novel have shown up online, and I don’t think I can remember a visualisation of the story I’ve liked more.

The image above is a fair sample, but there are many larger and more striking ones to be seen at Nick Mullins’ blog. He’s done the world a small service by scanning these and getting them online, I reckon. They’re by someone called Lynd Ward, and the fact that they’re woodcut engravings just makes them all the more impressive, if you ask me. It’s amazingly dark, dramatic and dynamic art, especially in the way it handles the monster.

Want the book these illustrations adorn. Cannot have. Out of print. Life unfair.

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