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Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Book DescriptionFrankenstein 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. Victor Frankenstein, a brilliant but wayward scientist, builds a human from dead flesh and then, horrified at what he has done, abandons his creation. The creature, an outcast because of his appearance, learns language and becomes civilized, but when rejected by society seeks revenge on his creator. So begins a cycle of destruction in which Frankenstein and his 'monster' lose all vestiges of their humanity in monomaniacal hatred.With an Afterword by David Pinching.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781904633426
(157mm x 101mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Macmillan Collector's Library
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Oxford Reading Tree Treetops Classics: Level 17: Frankenstein, Paperback (January 2014)
Frankenstein is a scientist obsessed with creating life. Frankenstein tells how he makes a living person. Disgusted by what he has created he leaves his monster, but a terrifying chain of events has begun... TreeTops Classics are adapted and abridged versions of classic stories to enrich and extend children's reading experiences.
Gris Grimly's Frankenstein, Hardback (September 2013)
Tells the tale of the hubris of Victor Frankenstein, the innocence of his monstrous creation, and the darkest desires of the human heart have never been more vividly represented on the page.
Annotated Frankenstein, Hardback (October 2012)» View all books by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Published in 1818, Frankenstein has spellbound readers for generations and has inspired numerous retellings and sequels in every medium, making the myth familiar even to those who have never read a word of Mary Shelley's novel. This freshly annotated, illustrated edition illuminates the novel and its electrifying afterlife.
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Author Biography - Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin was born in 1797, the daughter of two of the leading radical writers of the age. Her mother died just days after her birth and she was educated at home by her father and encouraged in literary pursuits. She eloped with and subsequently married the Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, but their life together was full of hardship. The couple were ruined by disapproving parents and Mary lost three of her four children. Although its subject matter was extremely dark, her first novel Frankenstein (1818) was an instant sensation. Subsequent works such as Mathilda (1819), Valperga (1823) and The Last Man (1826) were less successful but are now finally receiving the critical acclaim that they deserve.
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