A large face floats, half obscured, in a completely black background. The face, ghostly white, is a gory representation of a human head. The eye, sunken back into a black socket is an empty white orb the nose is fleshless, and the mouth has pointed teeth and curled lip. It has no hair anywhere and its ear sticks out to the side. The title appears in red at the top of the cover and Mary Shelley appears in red, but smaller, in the lower right corner.