Frankenstein: Or The Modern Prometheus

Frankenstein: Or The Modern Prometheus

Paperback Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)

By (author) Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Edited by M.K. Joseph

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 194mm x 14mm | 204g
  • Publication date: 15 October 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 019953716X
  • ISBN 13: 9780199537167
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 86,700

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Shelley's suspenseful and intellectually rich gothic tale confronts some of the most important and enduring themes in all of literture-the power of human imagination, the potential hubris of science, the gulf between appearance and essence, the effects of human cruelty, the desire for revenge and the need for forgiveness, and much more. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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Ranked #24 in Newsweek's "Top 50 Books You Should Read to Understand the Way We Live Now""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