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Frankenstein, or, The modern Prometheus

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley; Charles E Robinson
Publisher: Oxford : Bodleian Library, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the summer of 1816, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, then eighteen years old, began to write the novel Frankenstein after she and her lover Percy Bysshe Shelley took part in a ghost-story competition at Lord Byron's villa by Lake Geneva. Over the next nine months - a period which saw their return to England in autumn 1816 and subsequent marriage - she (with Percy) drafted the entire novel in a form materially  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Gothic fiction
Fiction
Named Person: Victor Frankenstein, (Fictitious character); Victor Frankenstein, (Fictitious character)
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley; Charles E Robinson
ISBN: 9781851243969 1851243968
OCLC Number: 236120616
Notes: "The original two-volume novel of 1816-1817 from the Bodleian Library manuscripts."
Description: 448 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (with Percy Bysshe Shelley) ; edited by Charles E. Robinson.

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For nearly two hundred years, Mary Shelley's original text has lain dormant in the pages of her draft manuscript. This exciting new edition makes it possible to hear Mary's genuine voice for the very  Read more...

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Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is one of the masterpieces of nineteenth-century Gothicism. While stay-ing in the Swiss Alps in 1816 with her lover Percy Shelley, Lord Byron, and others, Mary, then Read more...

 
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