Ethereal Visions Publishing Announces New Illuminated Edition of Mary Shelleys Frankenstein

What began as a competition among friends, lovers and Romantic poets resulted in a dream that inspired one of the classic novels of English literature.

While traveling through Switzerland at the tender age of 18 with her future husband Percy Shelley and Lord Byron, Mary Shelley won the friendly competition to write the best horror story. Mary dreamt about a scientific experiment gone wrong at Germany's Frankenstein castle, which she visited just days before, and the resulting story evolved into an iconic novel of the Romantic era.

Ethereal Visions Publishing features the artistry of Matt Hughes, and has created a collectible edition of the 1818 novel that is sure to become a treasured family heirloom.

This edition of Frankenstein approaches the story of Mary Shelley's original concept of Frankenstein's Monster - a self-reflection of the darker side of Victor Frankenstein and, therefore, the reader. Each chapter header is illustrated, and four hand tipped-in color plates reveal the journey of the monster from conception to birth to self-awareness and finally to the acceptance of mortality and solitude.

"I wanted my art to reflect this journey that both the character of Victor Frankenstein and the reader take together," said artist Matt Hughes of Ethereal Visions Publishing.

Never before has such an artistic interpretation of this character been produced. This edition will be the first in a three part series focusing on the creators of what we today call horror - the next volume will be an illuminated edition of Bram Stoker's Dracula.

Begin your collection of classic horror novels by participating in Ethereal Visions Publishing's book launch campaign on Kickstarter, starting February 22. Sign up today to receive exclusive launch day rewards and pricing specials before they go public.

Book website and Media Kit: www.frankensteinbook.info

About Ethereal Visions Publishing
Ethereal Visions Publishing recreates literary classics through the artistry of Matt Hughes. Beloved books become collectible editions that will pass along the magic of great literature and art for generations of your family. More info at www.evpub.info

Matt Hughes is a self-taught artist who focuses on the aesthetic approaches referred to today as "The Golden Age of Illustration." His style combines inspiration from the Art Nouveau, Pre-Raphaelite and Symbolist movements, to produce an artistic expression uniquely his own.

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