In the fashion of a woodcut bold black lines and shadows are separated by white highlights. the sky is done in rays that reach down to the ground which is uneven rocks. Two figures stand facing each other. The first, in the foreground is larger than life, muscular and naked with extra broad shoulders and hands that make the waist seem small. In front of him, a man stands in a long cloak with his hands raised to the sky in warning, or maybe to ward off the other figure whose hands are held loosely behind him. The title appears vertically along the binding in a light green border with Mary Shelley underneath in smaller print.