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Description - Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

The title of this book is Frankenstein and is written by author Mary Shelley. The book Frankenstein is published by Penguin Putnam Inc. The ISBN of this book is 9780451532244 and the format is Paperback. The publisher has not provided a book description for Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780451532244
ISBN-10: 0451532244
Format: Paperback
(170mm x 107mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Signet
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2013
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Mary Shelley

Born in London, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1797-51) was the daughter of William Godwin, a noted social theorist, and Mary Wollstonecraft, one of the leading literary women of the day. Her mother died soon after her birth, and Mary was raised first under the care of servants, then by a stepmother, and finally in the rarefied intellectual atmosphere of her father's circle. In May 1814, she met Percy Bysshe Shelley and, in July of the year, moved with him to the Continent. Two years later, after the death of Shelley's wife, the poet and Mary were able to wed. It was in Switzerland in 1816, as a result of a story-writing competition among the Shelleys and Lord Byron, that Mary began Frankenstein, her first and most famous novel. Published in 1818, it was followed by such works as Valperga (1823), The Last Man (1826), and Falkner (1837). In 1822, after the death of her husband, she devoted herself to the upbringing of her son and the securing of his right to the Shelley family title. Douglas Clegg is the award-winning author of more than twenty-five books, including Neverland, Isis, and The Vampyricon trilogy. His fiction encompasses gothic, suspense, fantasy, and horror themes. An e-book pioneer, he created the internet's first e-serial novel, Naomi, which was released in 1999. Harold Bloom, the country's preeminent literary critic, is Sterling Professor of the Humanities and English at Yale University. He is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the Gold Medal of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Among his most important books are The Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life and How to Read and Why.

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