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Frankenstein, or, The modern Prometheus

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Publisher: London : CRW Pub. ; New York : Barnes & Noble, ©2004.
Series: Collector's Library.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Frankenstein is the most famous novel by Mary Shelley: a dark Faustian parable of science misused that was an immediate success on its publication in 1818. Purporting to be the record of an explorer, it tells of Victor Frankenstein, a brilliant but wayward student of science, who builds a human from dead flesh. Horrified by what he has done, he abandons his creation. The creature, an outcast for his horrific  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Horror fiction
Named Person: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
ISBN: 0760750807 9780760750803 1904633420 9781904633426
OCLC Number: 56100202
Notes: "Complete and unabridged."
Description: 279 pages ; 16 cm.
Series Title: Collector's Library.
Other Titles: Frankenstein
Modern Prometheus
Responsibility: Mary Shelley ; with an afterword by David Pinching.

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Frankenstein is the most famous novel by Mary Shelley: a dark Faustian parable of science misused that was an immediate success on its publication in 1818. Purporting to be the record of an explorer, it tells of Victor Frankenstein, a brilliant but wayward student of science, who builds a human from dead flesh. Horrified by what he has done, he abandons his creation. The creature, an outcast for his horrific appearance, learns language and becomes civilized. In time, he attempts to join society but is rejected because he is assumed to have murderous intentions. Spurned, he seeks vengeance on his creator. So begins a cycle of destruction, with Frankenstein and his "monster" pursuing each other to the extremes of nature until all vestiges of their humanity are lost in monomaniacal hatred. In 1831, Mary Shelley succumbed to conservative pressure and toned down the more radical elements of the work. The novel is here presented in its original, unexpurgated form.

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