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    Frankenstein: Or the Modern Prometheus (Oxford World's Classics) (Paperback) By (author) Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Volume editor James Kinsley, Volume editor Michael Kennedy Joseph

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    Description'I saw the pale student of unhallowed arts kneeling beside the thing he had put together. I saw the hideous phantasm of a man stretched out, and then, on the working of some powerful engine, show signs of life and stir with an uneasy, half-vital motion.' A summer evening's ghost stories, lonely insomnia in a moonlit Alpine's room, and a runaway imagination -- fired by philosophical discussions with Lord Byron and Percy Bysshe Shelley about science, galvanism, and the origins of life -- conspired to produce for Mary Shelley this haunting night specter. By morning, it had become the germ of her Romantic masterpiece, "Frankenstein." Written in 1816 when she was only 19, Mary Shelley's novel of 'The Modern Prometheus' chillingly dramatized the dangerous potential of life begotten upon a laboratory table. A frightening creation myth for our own time, "Frankenstein" remains one of the greatest horror stories ever written and is an undisputed classic of its kind.


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    Title
    Frankenstein
    Subtitle
    Or the Modern Prometheus
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Volume editor James Kinsley, Volume editor Michael Kennedy Joseph
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 260
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 196 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780192834874
    ISBN 10: 0192834878
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: HOR
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.4
    LC subject heading: ,
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Libri: I-LC
    DC21: 823.7
    BIC subject category V2: FKC
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC015000, FIC019000
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford Paperbacks
    Publication date
    13 August 1998
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Review quote
    "The select bibliography by M.K. Joseph is of benefit to our students."--Dr. Darlene J. Alberts, Ohio Dominican College "This has proved ideal for my Freshman class...compact, inexpensive, clearly printed with margins big enough to scribble in!"--Hilary Kaplan, University of California and Los Angeles "The best general edition of this classic text in terms of text, notes, and general design."--Barry M. Katz, Stanford University "Indispensable for the study of Shelley's Frankenstein."--Eric Rabkin, University of Michigan "Marilyn Butlers introduction was comprehensive and informative and provided a valuable background for my general intro to lit students. The inclusion of the apprndices was also useful and thought-provoking."--Stephanie Wardrop, Colorado State University