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Frankenstein ; or the modern prometheus

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley; Maurice Hindle
Publisher: [S.l.] : AccessBooks under licence from Penguin Books Ltd, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : Giant PrintView all editions and formats
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Frankenstein's presumptuous act of creation, although begun with the best of intentions, is doomed to failure, for man cannot hope to penetrate the secrets of nature. In recounting this chilling tragedy, Mary Shelley demonstrates both the corruption of an innocent creature by an immoral society and the dangers of playing God with science.
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Genre/Form: Classic fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley; Maurice Hindle
ISBN: 185878221X 9781858782218 0140433627 9780140433623
OCLC Number: 734053075
Target Audience: Suggested reading age 13+
Responsibility: Mary Shelley ; introduction and notes by Maurice Hindle.

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Frankenstein's presumptuous act of creation, although begun with the best of intentions, is doomed to failure, for man cannot hope to penetrate the secrets of nature. In recounting this chilling tragedy, Mary Shelley demonstrates both the corruption of an innocent creature by an immoral society and the dangers of playing God with science.

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