Frankenstein

Frankenstein : Or The Modern Prometheus (1831)

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This book is a facsimile reprint and may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Depicting the beauty of the written word, the handsome books in this series present an assortment of universal literature, from the drama of Shakespeare to the works of many well-known authors from the first half of the 20th century. Demostrando la belleza del arte de las letras, los libros elegantes en esta coleccion reunen a los grandes clasicos de la literatura, desde el drama de Shakespeare hasta los autores mas representativos de la literatura de la primera mitad del siglo XX.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 212 pages
  • 152 x 226 x 16mm | 299.37g
  • Kessinger Publishing Co
  • Kila, MT, United States
  • English
  • 0548752990
  • 9780548752999
  • 1,459,316

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Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is one of the masterpieces of nineteenth-century Gothicism. While stay-ing in the Swiss Alps in 1816 with her lover Percy Shelley, Lord Byron, and others, Mary, then eighteen, began to concoct the story of Dr. Victor Frankenstein and the monster he brings to life by electricity. Written in a time of great personal tragedy, it is a subversive and morbid story warning against the dehumanization of art and the corrupting influence of science. Packed with allusions and literary references, it is also one of the best thrillers ever written. Frankenstein; Or, the Modern Prometheus was an instant bestseller on publication in 1818. The prototype of the science fiction novel, it has spawned countless imitations and adaptations but retains its original power.This Modern Library edition includes a new Introduction by Wendy Steiner, the chair of the English department at the University of Pennsylvania and author of The Scandal of Pleasure. Mary Shelley was born Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin in 1797 in London. She eloped to France with Shelley, whom she married in 1816. After Frankenstein, she wrote several novels, including Valperga and Falkner, and edited editions of the poetry of Shelley, who had died in 1822. Mary Shelley died in London in 1851. "From the Trade Paperback edition."show more

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