Frankenstein: or the Modern Prometheus

Frankenstein: or the Modern Prometheus

by Mary Shelley
Publication Date: 01/06/2020
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Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is a novel written by English author Mary Shelley (1797–1851) is the most celebrated horror story ever written and one of the best-selling books of all time. It is the tale of Victor Frankenstein, a young scientist who creates a hideous sapient creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment. Shelley started writing the story when she was 18, and the first edition was published anonymously in London on 1 January 1818, when she was 20.

ISBN:
1230003941980
1230003941980
Category:
Historical mysteries
Publication Date:
01-06-2020
Language:
English
Publisher:
The Classic
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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