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Frankenstein, or, The modern Prometheus

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley; Lynd Ward
Publisher: New York : Harrison Smith and Robert Haas, 1934.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The world's most famous monster comes to life in this 1818 novel, a compelling narrative that combines Gothic romance and science fiction to tell of an ambitious young doctor's attempts to breathe life into an artificial man. Despite the doctor's best intentions, the experiment goes horribly wrong in a timeless tale about the hazards of playing creator.
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Genre/Form: Epistolary fiction
Fiction
Gothic fiction
Horror fiction
Science fiction
Horror tales
Wood engravings
Named Person: Victor Frankenstein, (Fictitious character); Frankenstein's Monster, (Fictitious character); Victor Frankenstein, (Fictitious character); Frankenstein's Monster, (Fictitious character)
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley; Lynd Ward
OCLC Number: 3130782
Notes: Title vignette.
Description: ix, 259 pages, 15 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Other Titles: Frankenstein
Modern Prometheus
Responsibility: by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley ; with engravings on wood by Lynd Ward.

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The world's most famous monster comes to life in this 1818 novel, a compelling narrative that combines Gothic romance and science fiction to tell of an ambitious young doctor's attempts to breathe life into an artificial man. Despite the doctor's best intentions, the experiment goes horribly wrong in a timeless tale about the hazards of playing creator.

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