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Frankenstein, Or, The Modern Prometheus

Mary Shelley ; Edited With An Introduction And Notes By Maurice Hindle.

By Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, 1797-1851

A terrifying vision of scientific progress without moral limits, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein leads the reader on an unsettling journey from the sublime beauty of the Swiss alps to the desolate waste of the arctic circle. This Penguin Classics edition is edited with an introduction and notes by Maurice Hindle. Obsessed with the idea of creating life itself, Victor Frankenstein plunders graveyards for the material with which to fashion a new being, shocking his creation to life with electricity. But this botched creature, rejected by its creator and denied human companionship, sets out to destroy Frankenstein and all that he holds dear. Mary Shelley's chilling gothic tale was conceived when she was only eighteen, living with her lover Percy Shelley near Lord Byron's villa on Lake Geneva. It would become the world's most famous work of Gothic horror, and Frankenstein's monster an instantly-recognisable symbol of the limits of human creativity. Based on the third edition of 1831, this volume contains all the revisions Mary Shelley made to her story, as well as her 1831 introduction and Percy Shelley's preface to the first edition. This revised edition includes as appendices a select collation of the texts of 1818 and 1831 together with 'A Fragment' by Lord Byron and Dr John Polidori's 'The Vampyre: A Tale'. Mary Shelley (1797-1851) was the only daughter of the author and political philosopher William Godwin, and Mary Wollstonecraft, author of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman. In 1814 she eloped with poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, whom she married when his first wife died in 1816. She is best remembered as the author of Frankenstein, but she wrote several other works, including Valperga and The Last Man. If you liked Frankenstein, you might enjoy Bram Stoker's Dracula, also available in Penguin Classics.

Format: Book
Author: Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, 1797-1851
Summary: Presents the story of Dr. Frankenstein and his obsessive experiment that leads to the creation of a monstrous and deadly creature.
Title: Frankenstein, or, The modern Prometheus / Mary Shelley ; edited with an introduction and notes by Maurice Hindle.
Publisher Date: London ; New York : Penguin Books, 2003.
Subject: Frankenstein, Victor (Fictitious character) -- Fiction. Frankenstein's monster (Fictitious character) -- Fiction. Monsters -- Fiction Scientists -- Fiction Geneva (Switzerland) -- Fiction.
Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=BEwXAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA1#v=onepage&q&f=false A downloadable book (without this introduction) available through Google Books; click for access.
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Format: Book
Author: Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, 1797-1851
Summary: Presents the story of Dr. Frankenstein and his obsessive experiment that leads to the creation of a monstrous and deadly creature.
Title: Frankenstein, or, The modern Prometheus / Mary Shelley ; edited with an introduction and notes by Maurice Hindle.
Edition: Rev. ed.
Publisher, Date: London ; New York : Penguin Books, 2003.
Description: lxiii, 273 p. ; 20 cm.
Series: Penguin classics
Series: Penguin classics
Subjects: Frankenstein, Victor (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Subjects: Frankenstein's monster (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Subjects: Monsters -- Fiction
Subjects: Scientists -- Fiction
Subjects: Geneva (Switzerland) -- Fiction.
Other Author: Hindle, Maurice
Other Title: Modern Prometheus
Other Title: Frankenstein
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [li]-lvii).
Web Site: http://books.google.com/books?id=BEwXAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA1#v=onepage&q&f=false A downloadable book (without this introduction) available through Google Books; click for access.
Web Site: http://books.google.com/books?id=BEwXAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA1#v=onepage&q&f=false A downloadable book (without this introduction) available through Google Books; click for access.
LCCN: 2003267787
ISBN: 0141439475
ISBN: 9780141439471
ISBN: 0141439475
ISBN: 9780141439471
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Call Number: F Shelley