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Frankenstein, Or, The Modern Prometheus

By Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, 1797-1851

The world’s most famous work of horror fiction: a devastating exploration of the limits of human creativity

Mary Shelley's timeless gothic novel presents the epic battle between man and monster at its greatest literary pitch. In trying to create life, the young student Victor Frankenstein unleashes forces beyond his control, setting into motion a long and tragic chain of events that brings Victor to the very brink of madness. How he tries to destroy his creation, as it destroys everything Victor loves, is a powerful story of love, friendship, scientific hubris, and horror. Based on the third edition of 1831, this Penguin Classics edition, with an introduction and notes by Maurice Hindle, contains all the revisions Mary Shelley made to her story, as well as her 1831 introduction and Percy Bysshe Shelley’s preface to the first edition. It also 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."

For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.



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.
Isbn: 0141439475 9780141439471
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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
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Available Copies: 7
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Call Number: F Shelley