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The Resource Frankenstein: The 1818 Text

Frankenstein: The 1818 Text

Label
Frankenstein: The 1818 Text
Title
Frankenstein: The 1818 Text
Statement of responsibility
Mary Shelley
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Language
eng
Summary
For the bicentennial of its first publication, Mary Shelley’s original 1818 text, introduced by National Book Critics Circle award-winner Charlotte Gordon. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read 2018 marks the bicentennial of Mary Shelley’s seminal novel. For the first time, Penguin Classics will publish 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 emphasizes Shelley’s relationship with her mother—trailblazing feminist Mary Wollstonecraft, who penned A Vindication of the Rights of Woman—and demonstrates her commitment to carrying forward her mother’s ideals, placing her in the context of a feminist legacy rather than the sole female in the company of male poets, including Percy Shelley and Lord Byron. This edition includes a new introduction and suggestions for further reading by National Book Critics Circle award-winner and Shelley expert Charlotte Gordon, literary excerpts and reviews selected by Gordon, and a chronology and essay by preeminent Shelley scholar Charles E. Robinson. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,800 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
Summary
Obsessed by creating life itself, Victor Frankenstein plunders graveyards for the material to fashion a new being, which he shocks into life by electricity. But his botched creature, rejected by Frankenstein and denied human companionship, sets out to destroy his maker and all that he holds dear
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009780
Cataloging source
OCoCS
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1797-1851
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Mary Shelley
Index
no index present
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Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Munch, Philippe
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Fiction / Classics
Target audience
adult
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or, The modern Prometheus
Label
Frankenstein: The 1818 Text
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Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300003771
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781524705701
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Frankenstein: The 1818 Text
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300003771
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781524705701
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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