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Frankenstein, or, The modern Prometheus

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Publisher: New York : New American Library, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
Obsessed by creating life itself, Victor Frankenstein plunders graveyards for the material to fashion a new being, which he shocks into life by electricity. But his botched creature, rejected by Frankenstein and denied human companionship, sets out to destroy his maker and all that he holds dear.

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Genre/Form: Science fiction
Horror fiction
Classic fiction
Gothic fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
ISBN: 0553210440 9780553210446 1566190916 9781566190916 1566191416 9781566191418 0553212478 9780553212471 0451527712 9780451527714 9780141198965 0141198966 9781848373273 1848373279 9780307290793 0307290794 0141439475 9780141439471 9780486282114 0486282112 1853260231 9781853260230 9780679409991 0679409998 0812551508 9780812551501 9781551113081 1551113082
OCLC Number: 1015630901
Notes: Originally published in 1818.
1989 TOR paperback edition contains a foreword, afterword and brief biography of author by Keith Neilson.
Wordsworth Classics edition contains a new forward by Walter James Miller and an afterword by Harold Bloom.
1994 Dover Thrift paperback edition includes bibliographical note: " This Dover edition, first published in 1994, is a republication of the text of the third edition of 1831, as originally published by Colburn and Bentley (London) for their Standard Novels series and including the author's introduction and final revisions; in some cases, the punctuation has been slightly altered. An introductory Note and footnotes have been specially prepared for this edition." (T.p. verso).
Penguin Classics 2003 trade paperback is edited with an introduction and notes by Maurice Hindle.
"Revised and updated bibliography."
Description: 1 volume (various pagings)
Other Titles: Frankenstein
Modern Prometheus
Responsibility: Mary Shelley.


Tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, who plunders graveyards to create a new being from the bodies of the dead - but whose botched creature causes nothing but murder and destruction.  Read more...


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