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Frankenstein : The 1818 Text

Frankenstein : The 1818 Text

by Mary Shelley

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 28/05/2018

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For the bicentennial of its first publication, Mary Shelley's original 1818 text.

2018 marks the bicentennial of Mary Shelley's seminal novel of the scientist whose creation becomes a monster. This edition is the original 1818 text, which preserves the hard-hitting and politically charged aspects of Shelley's original writing, as well as her unflinching wit and strong female voice.

This edition also includes a new introduction and suggestions for further reading by author and Shelley expert Charlotte Gordon, literary excerpts and reviews selected by Gordon and a chronology and essay by preeminent Shelley scholar Charles E. Robinson.

ISBN:
9780143131847
9780143131847
Category:
Classic fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
28-05-2018
Language:
English
Publisher:
Penguin Books, Limited
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
352
Dimensions (mm):
194x129x24mm
Weight:
0.23kg
Mary Shelley

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley was born on August 30, 1797, into a life of personal tragedy. In 1816, she married the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, and that summer traveled with him and a host of other Romantic intellectuals to Geneva.

Her greatest achievement was piecing together one of the most terrifying and renowned stories of all time: Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus. Shelley conceived Frankenstein in, according to her, "a waking dream."

This vision was simply of a student kneeling before a corpse brought to life. Yet this tale of a mad creator and his abomination has inspired a multitude of storytellers and artists. She died on February 1, 1851.,

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