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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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    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 141 g
    ISBN 13: 9780486282114
    ISBN 10: 0486282112

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    LC classification: PR5397.F7
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    LC classification: PR5397 .F7 1994B
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    New edition
    Edition statement
    New ed of 1831 ed
    Dover Publications Inc.
    Imprint name
    Dover Publications Inc.
    Publication date
    01 January 1995
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Back cover copy
    At this challenge, Mary Shelley began work on the 'ghost story' that was to evolve into the most celebrated horror novel in literary history. Frankenstein was published the next year and become the rage of London. In the generations since, the story of Victor Frankenstein and the monster he created has been read by millions all over the world. It has inspired hundreds of imitations, but it has never been equaled for its masterful manipulation of the elements of horror and suspense.