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Frankenstein, or, The modern Prometheus : in three volumes.

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley; Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mayor & Jones,; Macdonald and Son (London, England),
Publisher: London : Printed for Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mayor & Jones, Finsbury Square, London : Printed by Macdonald and Son, Cloth Fair 1818.
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Mary Shelley's novel "Frankenstein: or, the Modern Prometheus" (1818) is a combination of gothic horror story and science fiction first conceived for a writing challenge by Lord Byron when she was just eighteen. It is the story of Victor Frankenstein, a Swiss student of natural science who assembles pieces of corpses to create an artificial man and brings it to life with galvanism. Though it seeks affection, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Science fiction
Horror fiction
Gothic fiction
Fiction
Three deckers
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, 1797-1851.
Frankenstein, or, The modern Prometheus
(OCoLC)1037152124
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; Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mayor & Jones,; Macdonald and Son (London, England),
OCLC Number: 2748084
Notes: Published anonymously. By Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley.
First edition.
With half-titles.
Title page with quote from Milton's Paradise Lost: "Did I request thee, maker, from my clay / To mould me man? Did I solicit thee / From darkness to promote me?"
Printer statement from title page verso of volume 1; place of printing follows printer.
Pagination: volume 1: xii, 181, [3] pages; volume 2: [4], 156 pages; volume 3: [4], 192, [4] pages.
Signatures: volume 1: [A]⁶ B-H¹² I⁶ K²; volume 2: [A]² B-G¹² H⁶; volume 3: [A]² B-I¹² K².
Publisher's advertisements on 2 unnumbered pages at end of volume 1 and 2 unnumbered pages at the end of volume 3.
Description: 3 volumes ; 19 cm (12mo)
Other Titles: Frankenstein
Modern Prometheus

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Mary Shelley's novel "Frankenstein: or, the Modern Prometheus" (1818) is a combination of gothic horror story and science fiction first conceived for a writing challenge by Lord Byron when she was just eighteen. It is the story of Victor Frankenstein, a Swiss student of natural science who assembles pieces of corpses to create an artificial man and brings it to life with galvanism. Though it seeks affection, the unnamed monster inspires loathing in everyone it meets. Lonely and miserable, the creature ultimately destroys its creator.

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