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Frankenstein (1932, illustrated by Nino Carbe)


Nino Carbe’s 1932 illustrated edition of Mary Shelley’s 1818 Frankenstein is the first illustrated edition of the novel published since the 1831 edition. These images appear to be influenced by Hollywood films such as Dracula (1931) and Frankenstein (1931). However, Frankenstein’s creature bears more of a likeness in appearance to the monster from the silent-era film Nosferatu, released in the US in 1929. The picture of the creature on page 233 features clawed hands and fangs similar to the Nosferatu monster.

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