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The Resource Frankenstein, or, The modern Prometheus, Mary Shelley ; edited with an introduction and notes by Maurice Hindle

Frankenstein, or, The modern Prometheus, Mary Shelley ; edited with an introduction and notes by Maurice Hindle

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Frankenstein, or, The modern Prometheus
Title
Frankenstein, or, The modern Prometheus
Statement of responsibility
Mary Shelley ; edited with an introduction and notes by Maurice Hindle
Title variation
  • Frankenstein
  • Modern Prometheus
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Language
eng
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. Mary Shelley's chilling gothic tale was conceived when she was only eighteen, living with her lover Percy Shelley near Byron's villa on Lake Geneva. It would become the world's most famous work of horror fiction, and remains a devastating exploration of the limits of human creativity. Based on the third edition of 1831, this 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'." -- Back cover
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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Award
Great American Read, 2018.
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009780
Cataloging source
DLC
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1797-1851
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Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft
Index
no index present
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1040
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Hindle, Maurice
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True
Series statement
  • Penguin classics
  • Penguin classics
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  • Scientists
  • Monsters
  • Frankenstein, Victor (Fictitious character)
  • Geneva (Switzerland)
Target audience
adult
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or, The modern Prometheus
Label
Frankenstein, or, The modern Prometheus, Mary Shelley ; edited with an introduction and notes by Maurice Hindle
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references: p. [266]-273
Control code
000024746748
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Rev. ed.
Extent
lxiii, 273 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780141439471
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2003267787
System control number
(OCoLC)51621898
Label
Frankenstein, or, The modern Prometheus, Mary Shelley ; edited with an introduction and notes by Maurice Hindle
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references: p. [266]-273
Control code
000024746748
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Rev. ed.
Extent
lxiii, 273 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780141439471
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2003267787
System control number
(OCoLC)51621898

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