Mary Shelley Written when she was only 19, Frankenstein is Mary Shelley's most famous novel. This gothic horror classic tells the story of the brilliant but tortured scientist Victor Frankenstein and the monster he built from exhumed body parts. Often interpreted as warning against the changes that science and the industrial revolution brought upon humanity, this sorrowful retelling of the creation myth has had an unparalleled influence on literature and popular culture and has been hailed as a forerunner of modern science fiction.
Mary Shelley Frankenstein, or, The modern Prometheus, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. Revised version of http://ota.ox.ac.uk/id/1922 . Frankenstein / Mary W. Shelley Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, 1797-1851 xii, 242 p. ; 18 cm. Dent ; Dutton London ; New York 1912 Everyman's library ; no. 616 General editor of series: Ernest Rhys
Mary Shelley Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is the original 1818 'Uncensored' Edition of Frankenstein as first published anonymously in 1818. This original version is much more true to the spirit of the author's original intentions than the heavily revised 1831 edition, edited by Shelley, in part, because of pressure to make the story more conservative. Many scholars prefer the 1818 text to the more common 1831 edition.
Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is a novel written by Mary Shelley about a creature produced by an unorthodox scientific experiment. Shelley started writing the story when she was nineteen, and the novel was published when she was twenty-one. The first edition was published anonymously in London in 1818. Shelley's name appears on the second edition, published in France in 1823.
Shelley had travelled in the region of Geneva, where much of the story takes place, and the topics of galvanism and other similar occult ideas were themes of conversation among her companions, particularly her future husband, Percy Shelley. The storyline emerged from a dream. Mary, Percy, Lord Byron, and John Polidori decided to have a competition to see who could write the best horror story. After thinking for weeks about what her possible storyline could be, Shelley dreamt about a scientist who created life and was horrified by what he had made. She then wrote Frankenstein.
Mary Shelley Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, is a novel written by English author Mary Shelley about eccentric scientist Victor Frankenstein, who creates a grotesque creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment. Shelley started writing the story when she was eighteen, and the novel was published when she was twenty. The first edition was published anonymously in London in 1818. Shelley's name appears on the second edition, published in France in 1823.
This Beneath the Ink enhanced edition includes maps, images and supplemental text designed to let readers delve deeper into the world of Frankenstein and see through the eyes of Mary Shelley.
Mary Shelley No-one in the grip of Mary Shelley's FRANKENSTEIN, with its mythic-minded hero and its highly sympathetic monster who reads Goethe and longs to be at peace with himself, can fail to notice how much more excellent the original is than all the adaptations, imitations and outright plagiarisms which have followed in its ample wake. In her first novel, written at the instigation of Lord Byron and published in 1818 (and revised in 1831), Mary Shelley produced English Romanticism's finest prose fiction.
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Mary Shelley Frankenstein is a novel written by Mary Shelley. The title of the novel refers to a scientist, Victor Frankenstein, who learns how to create life and creates a being in the likeness of man, but larger than average and more powerful. Frankenstein is infused with some elements of the Gothic novel and the Romantic movement, and is also considered to be one of the earliest examples of science fiction
Mary Shelley & Maurice Hindle Victor Frankenstein is obsessed with the secret of resurrecting the dead. But when he makes a new 'man' out of plundered corpses, his hideous creation fills him disgust.
Rejected by all humanity, the creature sets out to destroy Frankenstein and everyone he loves. And as the monster gets ever closer to his maker, hunter becomes prey in a lethal chase that carries them to the very end of the earth.
Mary Shelley A timeless, terrifying tale of one man’s obsession to create life—and the monster that became his legacy.
Mary Shelley began writing Frankenstein when she was only eighteen. At once a Gothic thriller, a passionate romance, and a cautionary tale about the dangers of science, Frankenstein tells the story of devoted science student Victor Frankenstein. Obsessed with discovering the cause of generation and life, and bestowing animation upon lifeless matter, Frankenstein assembles a human being from stolen body parts; but upon bringing it to life, he recoils in horror at the creature’s hideousness. Tormented by isolation and loneliness, the once-innocent creature turns to evil and unleashes a campaign of murderous revenge against his creator, Dr. Frankenstein.
Frankenstein, an instant bestseller and an important ancestor of both the horror and science-fiction genres, not only tells a terrifying story, but also raises profound, disturbing questions about the very nature of life and the place of humankind within the cosmos: What does it mean to be human? What responsibilities do we have to each other? How far can we go in tampering with Nature? In our age, filled with news of organ donation, genetic engineering, and bio-terrorism, these questions are more relevant than ever.
Mary Shelley A landmark work of romantic and gothic literature, as well as science fiction, the novel's storyline emerged from a dream and Shelley's own travels of the region in which the story unfolds. Mary Shelley started writing the story when she was just eighteen.
Mary Shelley The best-selling student edition on the market, now available in a Second Edition.Almost two centuries after its publication, Frankenstein remains an indisputably classic text and Mary Shelley’s finest work.This extensively revised Norton Critical Edition includes new texts and illustrative materials that convey the enduring global conversation about Frankenstein and its author. The text is that of the 1818 first edition, published in three volumes by Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor, and Jones. It is accompanied by an expansive new preface, explanatory annotations, a map of Geneva and its environs, and seven illustrations, five of them new to the Second Edition.Context is provided in three supporting sections: “Circumstance, Influence, Composition, Revision,” “Reception, Impact, Adaptation,” and “Sources, Influences, Analogues.” Among the Second Edition’s new inclusions are historical-cultural studies by Susan Tyler Hitchcock, William St. Clair, and Elizabeth Young; Chris Baldrick on the novel’s reception; and David Pirie on the novel’s many film adaptations. Related excerpts from the Bible and from John Milton’s Paradise Lost are now included, as is Charles Lamb’s poem “The Old Familiar Faces.”“Criticism” collects sixteen major interpretations of Frankenstein, nine of them new to the Second Edition. The new contributors are Peter Brooks, Bette London, Garrett Stewart, James. A. W. Heffernan, Patrick Brantlinger, Jonathan Bate, Anne Mellor, Jane Goodall, and Christa Knellwolf.A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are also included.
Mary Shelley This Top Five Classics illustrated edition of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein includes:
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Frankenstein by Mary Shelley is the foundational text of both the horror and science fiction genres, a classic that has been read, discussed, and adapted in every medium for going on 200 years. Dreamed up when the author was only 18 while on holiday in Switzerland with her lover Percy Bysshe Shelley and the poet Lord Byron, Frankenstein is the result of a challenge from Byron to each write their own “ghost story.” The result was a tale that would become synonymous with horror, that would be the first novel to ask the question, Are there some things man was not meant to know?
Victor Frankenstein, a brilliant young scientist, discovers the secret to endowing inanimate flesh with life. Without thinking of the repercussions, he throws himself into realizing his ambition, only to recoil in terror at what he has created. Rejected by his creator and humanity, Frankenstein’s monster is driven by the primal desire to inspire love, or if to be cast aside, to inspire fear.
Containing both the common 1831 revised edition and the author’s original 1818 text of Frankenstein, this Top Five Classics edition also features all 65 of Lynd Ward’s hauntingly beautiful, moody, and subtly erotic woodcut illustrations from his 1934 edition.
Mary Shelley Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics:
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Mary Shelley began writing Frankenstein when she was only eighteen. At once a Gothic thriller, a passionate romance, and a cautionary tale about the dangers of science, Frankenstein tells the story of committed science student Victor Frankenstein. Obsessed with discovering "the cause of generation and life" and "bestowing animation upon lifeless matter," Frankenstein assembles a human being from stolen body parts but; upon bringing it to life, he recoils in horror at the creature?s hideousness. Tormented by isolation and loneliness, the once-innocent creature turns to evil and unleashes a campaign of murderous revenge against his creator, Frankenstein.
Frankenstein, an instant bestseller and an important ancestor of both the horror and science fiction genres, not only tells a terrifying story, but also raises rofound, disturbing questions about the very nature of life and the place of humankind within the cosmos: What does it mean to be human? What responsibilities do we have to each other? How far can we go in tampering with Nature? In our age, filled with news of organ donation genetic engineering, and bio-terrorism, these questions are more relevant than ever.
Karen Karbiener received a Ph.D. from Columbia University and currently teaches literature at New York University.
Mary Shelley Notes to the Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe (1839) is a remarkable collection by the romantic poet, Shelley, who wrote more than a thousand pages of poetry over his career. It presents the origin and history of each of his writings as well as the intricacies of the poetry that has kept him alive on the modern literary scene. Mary Shelley edited this delicate commentary.
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Frankenstein is a novel written by Mary Shelley. Shelley started writing the story when she was 18 and the novel was published when she was 19. Through research it can be determined the many influences the author was under during the creation of the novel. She had traveled the region in which the story takes place, and the topics of galvanism and such other occult ideas were themes of conversation among her companions. Frankenstein is infused with some elements of the Gothic novel and the Romantic Movement, and is also considered to be one of the earliest examples of science fiction. It was also a warning against the expansion of modern man in the Industrial Revolution, alluded to in the novel's subtitle, The Modern Prometheus. The story has had an influence across literature and popular culture and spawned a complete genre of horror stories and films. (Wikipedia)
Mary Shelley In a series of letters, Robert Walton, the captain of a ship bound for the North Pole, recounts to his sister back in England the progress of his dangerous mission. The mission is soon interrupted by seas full of impassable ice. Trapped, Walton encounters Victor Frankenstein, who has been traveling by dog-drawn sled across the ice and is weakened by the cold. Walton takes him aboard ship, helps nurse him back to health, and hears the fantastic tale of the monster that Frankenstein created.
Mary Shelley “The day passed thus; each moment contained eternity; although when hour after hour had gone by, I wondered at the quick flight of time. Yet even now I had not drunk the bitter potion to the dregs; I was not yet persuaded of my loss; I did not yet feel in every pulsation, in every nerve, in every thought, that I remained alone of my race,—that I was the LAST MAN.”
Imagine that something happens in the world, leaving it empty, leaving nothing behind. Imagine that all the people on the planet, everyone you knew, disappear. Only you, the sky and the ground.
What would you do if you were the last man on the earth?
This apocalyptic, science fiction book by Mary Shelley, tells a story of a future world, in which mankind has died, leaving behind only one man. But this book is more than just a science fiction. It is about the feeling of solitude, desperation, the feeling of selfness, love and passion, following the lonely life of the main character and his three companions. It is an adventure which makes you wonder about life, universe, future and the relativity of everything. Nothing is eternal – one day you are here, the next day you may be gone.
Vividly describing in details every single thing that happens in the book, Shelly drags the readers in the book, enabling them to feel as if they are at that time, with the characters, living the future.
Now, let’s enter the dark, chaotical world and witness the death of the nations and the end of the world.
Mary Shelley Mary Shelley’s astounding look at the end of the world
Set at the end of the twenty-first century, The Last Man is a moving and fantastical account of the apocalypse. Faced with a populace clamoring for more democratic rule, the last king of England relinquishes his throne. Suddenly a mysterious plague sweeps the globe, drawing ever nearer to England. As war, disease, and death ravage humanity, ideals of fairness and love are quickly supplanted by the imperative of survival.
With semibiographical characters drawn from Shelley’s own inner circle of friends and colleagues, this book is at once a look at the end of mankind and a critique of Romanticism. The Last Man’s themes of destruction resonate as much now as they did nearly two hundred years ago.
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“An absorbing roman à clef, [The Last Man] develops one of the major themes of romantic art, that of spiritual isolation, and . . . treats it in a unique way.” —The Year’s Work in English Studies
“[Mary Shelley’s] most interesting [work].” —Muriel Spark
Mary Shelley (1797–1851) was the only daughter of the political philosopher William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft, celebrated author of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman. At the age of sixteen, Shelley (then Mary Godwin) scandalized English society by eloping with the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, who was married. Best known for the genre-defining Frankenstein (1818), she was a prolific writer of fiction, travelogues, and biographies during her lifetime, and was instrumental in securing the literary reputation of Percy Shelley after his tragic death.
Leo Tolstoy, Bram Stoker, Mark Twain, Mary Shelley & Washington Irving An anthology of 100 classic stories with an active table of contents to make it easy to quickly find the book you are looking for.
Aaron Trow by Anthony Trollope
The Absence of Mr. Glass by Gilbert K. Chesterton
The Absurdity Is - Just That It Should Be Absurd by Henry Kitchell Webster
Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Afterward by Edith Wharton
The Altar of the Dead by Henry James
The Atheist's Mass by Honore de Balzac
Black Canaan by Robert E. Howard
The Body-Snatcher by Robert Louis Stevenson
Bred In The Bone by Thomas Nelson Page
The Call of Cthulhu by H. P. Lovecraft
The Case of the White Footprints by R. Austin Freeman
The Crocodile by Fyodor Dostoevsky
The Crystal Egg by H.G. Wells
The Curate and the Actress by Rafael Sabatini
THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Damned Thing, by Ambrose Bierce
Dead Ringer by Lester del Rey
The Deserted House by Ernest Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann
A Difficult Problem, by Anna Katharine Green
A Dog's Tale by Mark Twain
Doom of the Griffiths by Elizabeth Gaskell
The Ebony Frame by E. Nesbit
An Echo Of Antietam by Edward Bellamy
Eeldrop and Appleplex by T.S. Eliot
Evidence by Murray Leinster
Exile by Horace Brown Fyfe
The Eyes Have It by James McKimmey
The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allen Poe
The Familiar by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
George Silverman's Explanation by Charles Dickens
The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry
A Hunger Artist by Franz Kafka
In the Year 2889, by Jules Verne and Michel Verne
The Invisible Girl by Mary Shelley
The Judas Valley by Gerald Vance
Keep Out by Fredric Brown
The Last Evolution by John Wood Campbell
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving
The Machine Stops by E.M. Forster
Mammy Tittleback and Her Family by Helen Jackson
The Man Who Would Be King by Rudyard Kipling
Mary Shelley This drawing represented a lovely girl in the very pride and bloom of youth; her dress was simple, in the fashion of the day - (remember, reader, I write at the beginning of the eighteenth century), her countenance was embellished by a look of mingled innocence and intelligence, to which was added the imprint of serenity of soul and natural cheerfulness. She was reading one of those folio romances which have so long been the delight of the enthusiastic and young; her mandoline was at her feet - her parroquet perched on a huge mirror near her; the arrangement of furniture and hangings gave token of a luxurious dwelling, and her attire also evidently that of home and privacy, yet bore with it an appearance of ease and girlish ornament, as if she wished to please. Beneath this picture was inscribed in golden letters, "The Invisible Girl."
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Edwin A. Abbott, Edgar Rice Burroughs, John Wood Campbell, Raymond King Cummings, Arthur Conan Doyle, Tom Godwin, Andre Norton, H. Beam Piper, Mack Reynolds, Mary Shelley, E.E. Doc Smith, Jules Verne & H.G. Wells Table of Contents Edwin Abbott Abbott
Flatland Edgar Rice Burroughs The Chessmen of Mars The Gods of Mars .... J. W. Campbell The Black Star Passes Invaders from the Infinite .... Raymond Cummings Beyond the Vanishing Point .... Arthur Conan Doyle The Professor Challenger Works The Lost World The Poison
Tom Godwin And Devious the Line of Duty Cry from a Far Planet .... Andre Norton All Cats Are Gray The Defiant Agents .... H. Beam Piper The Answer The Cosmic Computer .... Mack Reynolds Adaptation The Common Man ... Mary Shelley The Last Man E. E. Smith The Galaxy Primes Masters of Space The Skylark of Space .... Jules Verne Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea From The Earth to the Moon and, Round the Moon .... H. G. Wells The Invisible Man The Island of Doctor Moreau
Ambrose Bierce, Algernon Blackwood, Charles Brockden Brown, Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, W. W. Jacobs, M. R. James, Gaston Leroux, M. G. Lewis, H. P. Lovecraft, Marie Belloc Lowndes, Arthur Machen, Walter de La Mare, Richard Marsh, Oliver Onions, Eliza Parsons, Edgar Allan Poe, John William Polidori, Thomas Preskett Prest, Ann Ward Radcliffe, Mary Shelley, Robert Louis Stevenson, Bram Stoker, S. M. Tenneshaw, George Sylvester Viereck & Horace Walpole Table of Contents:
List of Works by Author
List of Works in Alphabetical Order
Ambrose Bierce: The Damned Thing | The Parenticide Club | Present at a Hanging and Other Ghost Stories
Algernon Blackwood: The Damned | The Garden of Survival
Charles Brockden Brown: Arthur Mervyn or, Memoirs of the Year 1793 | Edgar Huntly or, Memoirs of a Sleep-Walker | Wieland or, The Transformation, an American Tale
Arthur Conan Doyle: The Parasite | Tales of Terror and Mystery
Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell: Curious, if True Strange Tales
W. W. Jacobs: The Monkey's Paw (Illustrated)
M. R. James: Ghost Stories of an Antiquary
Gaston Leroux: The Phantom of the Opera
M. G. Lewis: The Monk
H. P. Lovecraft: At the Mountains of Madness | The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories
Marie Belloc Lowndes: Studies in love and in terror
Arthur Machen: The House of Souls, Including: A Fragment of Life | The Great God Pan | The Inmost Light | The White People
Walter De la Mare: The Return
Richard Marsh: The Beetle
Oliver Onions: The Beckoning Fair One
Eliza Parsons: The Castle of Wolfenbach
Edgar Allan Poe: The Assignation | Berenice | The Black Cat | The Cask of Amontillado | A Descent Into The Maelstrom | The Domain of Arnheim | The Facts In The Case of M. Valdemar | The Fall of the House of Usher | Hop Frog | The Imp of The Perverse | The Island of The Fay | King Pest | Ligeia | Man of The Crowd | The Masque of The Red Death | Mellonta Tauta | Mesmeric Revelation | Metzengerstein | Morella | Oblong Box | The Oval Portrait | Pit And The Pendulum | The Power of Words | The Premature Burial | Shadow - A Parable | The Tell Tale Heart | William Wilson
John William Polidori: The Vampyre
Thomas Preskett Prest: Varney the Vampire (Illustrated)
Ann Ward Radcliffe: The Mysteries of Udolpho
Mary Shelley: Frankenstein or, The Modern Prometheus
Robert Louis Stevenson: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Bram Stoker: Dracula | Dracula's Guest and Other Weird Stories | The Jewel of Seven Stars | The Lady of the Shroud | Lair of the White Worm | The Man
S. M. Tenneshaw: The Monster
George Sylvester Viereck: The House of the Vampire
Mary Shelley The premier monster story of English literature—a tale of science pursued to horrifying extremes An origin story nearly as famous as the book itself: One dreary summer on the shores of Lake Geneva, amid discussions of galvanism and the occult and fireside readings from a collection of German ghost stories, Lord Byron proposed a game. Each of his guests—eighteen-year-old Mary Godwin and her future husband, the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, among them—would try their hand at writing a tale of the supernatural. Unable at first to think of a plot, Mary was visited one sleepless night by the terrible vision of a corpse, a “hideous phantasm of a man,” lurching to life with the application of some unknown, powerful force. The man responsible, a “pale student of unhallowed arts,” fled in horror from his creation, leaving it to return to the dead matter from which it had been born. But the monster did not die. It followed the man to his bedside, where it stood watching him with “yellow, watery, but speculative eyes”—eyes of one who thought, and felt. The novel that Mary Shelley would go on to publish, the legend of Victor Frankenstein and his unholy creation, and their obsessive, murderous pursuit of each other from Switzerland to the North Pole, has been the stuff of nightmares for nearly two centuries. A masterpiece of Romantic literature, it is also one of the most enduring horror stories ever written. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
“A remarkable work . . . fueled by the kind of grotesque, faintly absurd, and wildly inventive images that spring direct from the unconscious.” —Joyce Carol Oates “A mystical morality tale about what happens when man dares to transgress the limits of knowledge.” —Stephen King Mary Shelley (1797–1851) was the only daughter of the political philosopher William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft, celebrated author of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman. At the age of sixteen, Shelley (then Mary Godwin) scandalized English society by eloping with the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, who was married. Best known for the genre-defining Frankenstein (1818), she was a prolific writer of fiction, travelogues, and biographies during her lifetime, and was instrumental in securing the literary reputation of Percy Shelley after his tragic death.
Mary Shelley, Harold Bloom & Douglas Clegg 200 years after it was first published, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein has stood the test of time as a gothic masterpiece—a classic work of humanity and horror that blurs the line between man and monster...
The story of Victor Frankenstein and the monstrous creature he created has held readers spellbound ever since it was published two centuries ago. On the surface, it is a novel of tense and steadily mounting horror; but on a more profound level, it offers searching illumination of the human condition in its portrayal of a scientist who oversteps the bounds of conscience, and of a monster brought to life in an alien world, ever more desperately attempting to escape the torture of his solitude. A novel of hallucinatory intensity, Frankenstein represents one of the most striking flowerings of the Romantic imagination.
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Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is a novel written by Mary Shelley. Shelley started writing the story when she was eighteen and the novel was published when she was nineteen. The first edition was published anonymously in London in 1818. Shelley's name appears on the second edition, published in France.
Through research it can be determined the many influences the author was under during the creation of the novel. She had traveled the region in which the story takes place, and the topics of galvanism and such other occult ideas were themes of conversation among her companions. Frankenstein is infused with some elements of the Gothic novel and the Romantic Movement, and is also considered to be one of the earliest examples of science fiction. It was also a warning against the expansion of modern man in the Industrial Revolution, alluded to in the novel's subtitle, The Modern Prometheus. The story has had an influence across literature and popular culture and spawned a complete genre of horror stories and films. (Wikipedia)
Mary Shelley Le classique des classiques des romans d'horreur gothique! L'effroyable aventure du docteur Victor Frankenstein qui, cherchant à percer le secret de la vie, donna naissance à une créature monstrueuse.
Mary Shelley The editor came across the unpublished texts included in this volume as early as 1905. Perhaps he ought to apologize for delaying their appearance in print. The fact is he has long been afraid of overrating their intrinsic value. But as the great Shelley centenary year has come, perhaps this little monument of his wife's collaboration may take its modest place among the tributes which will be paid to his memory. For Mary Shelley's mythological dramas can at least claim to be the proper setting for some of the most beautiful lyrics of the poet, which so far have been read in undue isolation. And even as a literary sign of those times, as an example of that classical renaissance which the romantic period fostered, they may not be altogether negligible.
These biographical and literary points have been dealt with in an introduction for which the kindest help was long ago received from the late Dr. Garnett and the late Lord Abinger.
Mary Shelley Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is a classic tale of a man-made monster seeking acceptance from society in light of his ghastly appearance and strange upbringing. With Europe as its backdrop in the 1790’s, the story begins with a series of letters exchanged between Captain Robert Walton and his sister that chronicled the story of a man, Victor Frankenstein, whom he meets on the North Pole.
Frankenstein, loved by many decades of readers and praised by such eminent literary critics, seems hardly to need a recommendation. If you haven't read it recently, though, you may not remember the sweeping force of the prose, the grotesque, surreal imagery, and the multilayered doppelgänger themes of Mary Shelley's masterpiece.
After being rescued from near death, Victor Frankenstein tells Robert Walton the story of his upbringing in a warm Swiss family and his fascination with studying how life was formed. He was an avid, amateur scientist who created a "perfect" human from spare body parts - only to have his plan backfire when the monster turned out to be extremely hideous and unappealing. During a brief study and recovery period with Henry Clerval, his closest friend, Frankenstein’s monster navigated the social scene for human friendship and was turned down again and again. After observing a family living in a small cottage, monster Frankenstein mustered the courage to seek an invite before getting rejected again. The last straw, he ventured out to seek revenge on the person who created him.
During his trip back to Geneva, Switzerland - the monster met Frankenstein’s younger brother and killed him for revenge. After his brother’s death, Frankenstein went back to Geneva and found the monster canvassing the same woods his brother was last seen, coming to the realization the monster was responsible for this brutal act. After a short trip to the mountains, the monster caught up to Frankenstein and ordered him to create a female monster from scratch for companionship. After agreeing, he fled to England to start and scrapped the project midway, citing the possibility of further disarray. Knowing his days were numbered after Henry Clerval’s murder, he hastily married his cousin Elizabeth only to find his new wife killed by the monster later.
After paying a visit to the cemetery to meet with his fallen family members, Victor realizes that his life’s goal from that point forward was to hunt down the monster and kill him. Prior, Victor already determines his fate and goes ahead with his wedding day, knowing the monster would catch up to him. Now, he sought to kill the monster to save humanity from his menace. Victor chases after him throughout Europe and the North Pole, where he temporarily loses track of the monster through a crack in the ice where he also meets Robert Walton and his crew. Ambitious, Victor gives a thorough lecture on how chasing glory was his Achilles heel and the dangerous of being too ambitious, citing "tranquility" as one of life’s goals.
The story ends with Victor’s death a while later and the monster’s cries for forgiveness. After a short contemplation by Robert Walton, who promised to kill him if offered the chance, the monster convinced him otherwise - disappearing back North to be never seen again.
Mary Shelley Frankenstein, the famous gothic, romantic novel which is considered to be one of the earliest science fiction examples.
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Mary Shelley Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1818) explores the consequences of our lust for power. But it is also the story of how the different and the deviant are excluded from human society. Frankenstein's Creature is arguably the least monstrous character in this story of murder, revenge, and isolation.
Mary Shelley & Charlotte Gordon For the bicentennial of its first publication, Mary Shelley’s original 1818 text, introduced by National Book Critics Circle award-winner Charlotte Gordon.
2018 marks the bicentennial of Mary Shelley’s seminal novel. For the first time, Penguin Classics will publish the original 1818 text, which preserves the hard-hitting and politically-charged aspects of Shelley’s original writing, as well as her unflinching wit and strong female voice. This edition also emphasizes Shelley’s relationship with her mother—trailblazing feminist Mary Wollstonecraft, who penned A Vindication of the Rights of Woman—and demonstrates her commitment to carrying forward her mother’s ideals, placing her in the context of a feminist legacy rather than the sole female in the company of male poets, including Percy Shelley and Lord Byron.
This edition includes a new introduction and suggestions for further reading by National Book Critics Circle award-winner and Shelley expert Charlotte Gordon, literary excerpts and reviews selected by Gordon, and a chronology and essay by preeminent Shelley scholar Charles E. Robinson.
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Mary Shelley "Grimly enlivens the prose while retaining its power to both frighten and engage sympathy for the monster-creator Victor Frankenstein. This is a richly morose nightmare of a book, a primer for young readers on the pleasures and dangers of decadent languidness."—New York Times Book Review
Gris Grimly's Frankenstein is a twisted, fresh, and utterly original full-length, full-color graphic-novel adaptation of Mary Shelley's original text, brought to life by acclaimed illustrator Gris Grimly. The first fully illustrated version to use the original 1818 text, this handsome volume is destined to capture the imagination of those new to the story as well as those who know it well.
New York Times bestselling illustrator Gris Grimly has long considered Frankenstein to be one of his chief inspirations. From the bones and flesh of the original, he has cut and stitched Mary Shelley's text to his own artwork, creating something entirely new: a stunningly original remix, both classic and contemporary, sinister and seductive, heart-stopping and heartbreaking.
Mary Shelley Mary Shelley’s shocking, tragic, and some say autobiographical tale of incestuous love.
Confined to her deathbed, Mathilda narrates the story of her life. It is a tale of sweeping emotion, shameful secrets, and wretched love.
Her mother having died in childbirth, Mathilda is raised by her aunt until the age of sixteen, at which point she happily returns home to live with her father. But he turns deeply melancholic when a young suitor begins to visit Mathilda at their London home, and the idyllic life parent and child once shared turns sour.
Pushed to confess his all-consuming love for his own daughter, Mathilda’s father bids her farewell before shame drives him to drown himself. Finally, after years of solitude and grief, Mathilda’s hope for happiness is renewed in the form of a gifted young poet named Woodville. But while his genius is transcendent, and he loves Mathilda dearly, the specter of her father still lingers.
Though Mary Shelley wrote Mathilda in 1819, directly after the publication of Frankenstein, her father and publisher, William Godwin, refused to print it. Nearly a century and a half later, in 1959, the manuscript was finally published and has become one of Shelley’s best-known works.
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Providence eLearning & Mary Shelley Mary Shelley’s classic 1818 novel "Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus" comes to life in this multi-touch edition from Providence eLearning. Beautifully narrated and enhanced with a digitally linked glossary, review questions, and HD Video Lectures that provide a chapter by chapter explanation of the work. British Literature expert, William Lasseter, takes you on a virtual tour through the dark and tormented story of Victor Frankenstein.
Mary Shelley's work follows the story of a man who uncovers the secret of life and must face the catastrophic consequences for his Promethean audacity. Nearly 200 years after being penned, “Frankenstein” remains one of the most enduring stories in fictional horror. This complex and layered work becomes much more approachable for students and teachers thanks to this 21st century text.
Mary Shelley Dr. Frankenstein learns the secret to giving life to inanimate matter. To test his theories, he collects bones from the tombs to construct a "human" being, and then gives it life. The creature, endowed with supernatural size and strength, is revolting to look at, and frightens all who see it. Lonely and miserable, it comes to hate its creator. This tale of terror has been a world favorite since it was first published in 1818. Mary Shelley's original novel is not only a masterwork of horror, but it's also considered to be one of the earliest science fiction stories ever written. Beautifully illustrated, this classic, comic graphic novel captures the imagination of readers of all ages. A must-have for your digital library.
Mary Shelley The classic Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, tells the story of a man and his monster. Victor Frankenstein creates a human being from stolen body parts. After bringing the creature to life, he is horrified what he has done. The monster, after abandonment and isolation, seeks revenge against his creator.
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Mary Shelley “It was on a dreary night of November that I beheld my man completed ..."
In the summer of 1816, a young, well-educated woman from England traveled with her lover to the Swiss Alps. Unseasonable rain kept them trapped inside their lodgings, where they entertained themselves by reading ghost stories. At the urging of renowned poet Lord Byron, a friend and neighbor, they set their own pens to paper, competing to see who could write the best ghost story. The young woman, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, took the prize, with her tale of eccentric scientist Victor Frankenstein, who creates a grotesque creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment. Frankenstein became a bestseller and a Gothic classic that still resonates with readers almost two centuries later…
This is the original, 1818 text. In 1831, the more traditionally first "popular" edition in one volume appeared.This version of the story was heavily revised by Mary Shelley who was under pressure to make the story more conservative, and included a new, longer preface by her, presenting a somewhat embellished version of the genesis of the story. This edition tends to be the one most widely read now but many scholars prefer the 1818 text, arguing that it preserves the spirit of Shelley's original publication.
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Mary Shelley Tor Classics are affordably-priced editions designed to attract the young reader. Original dynamic cover art enthusiastically represents the excitement of each story. All editions are complete and unabridged, and feature Introductions and Afterwords.
This edition of Frankenstein includes a Foreword, Biographical Note, and Afterword by Keith Neilson.
When obsessed university student Victor Frankenstein finds the secret of animating dead flesh, he tries to create the first of a master race, stitching rotting corpses into a superhuman giant. Then the ghastly thing opens its hideous, soulless eyes and Frankenstein flees into the night, shrieking with horror--
Leaving a being who wants love and finds hate, wants friends and finds enemies, wants another and finds no one. Frankenstein is its father, mother, maker and living god, and Frankenstein has abandonded his own monster to a living hell of unutterable isolation. But now, unstoppable, the creature means to get revenge for having been born--
Not by killing its creator...but by destroying everything holds dear, and everyone Frankenstein loves...
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Mary Shelley & Declan Shalvey Mary Shelley's gothic horror novel presented as a full-colour graphic novel ebook. Coupled with stunning artwork, this ebook edition is a faithful adaptation, bringing this fantastic story to life!
-Faithful adaptation capturing all of the events and themes from the 1831 edition of this classic text.
-Full colour graphic novel format.
-British English edition.
-Includes dramatis personae.
-Culturally significant ebook for home, schools and libraries.
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Mary Shelley, Larry Weinberg & Ken Barr This timeless classic is now an easy-to-read chapter book!
Victor Frankenstein learns the secret of producing life, and so, by putting together parts of various corpses, he creates the Frankenstein monster. The monster is huge and disformed, but he means no harm to anyone--until constant ill treatment drives him to murder and revenge.
Mary Shelley Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus is a novel written by the British author Mary Shelley. Shelley wrote the novel when she was 17 years old. The first edition was published anonymously in London in 1818. Shelley's name appears on the revised third edition, published in 1831. The title of the novel refers to a scientist, Victor Frankenstein, who learns how to create life and creates a being in the likeness of man, but larger than average and more powerful. In modern popular culture, people have tended to refer to the Creature as "Frankenstein" (especially in films since 1931), despite this being the name of the scientist. Frankenstein is a novel infused with some elements of the Gothic novel and the Romantic movement. It was also a warning against the "over-reaching" of modern man and the Industrial Revolution, alluded to in the novel's subtitle, The Modern Prometheus. The story has had an influence across literature and popular culture and spawned a complete genre of horror stories and films. It is arguably considered the first fully realized science fiction novel. The novel raises many issues that can be linked to today's society.
— Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Mary Shelley Mary Shelley’s tragic story of a scientist who created a monster is perhaps even more compelling and meaningful today than when it was written nearly two centuries ago. From the bits and pieces of dead bodies, and the power of electricity, the brilliant Victor Frankenstein fashions a new form of life—only to discover, too late, the irreparable damage he has caused.
Mary Shelley A Vigo Classics book
Mary Shelley's classic work of horror and science fiction tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, a brilliant scientist who discovers how to create life. But when he rejects the horrific monster he creates, his spurned creation seeks its revenge.
Mary Shelley Considered by some critics as the first work of science fiction it tells the story of a scientist Viktor Frankenstein, who creates a sentient being in an unconventional science experiment. He regrets his creation and abandons it. The creature feels rejected by the world and its rage leaves victims. Viktor is determined to destroy it.
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A timeless, terrifying tale of one man's obsession to create life -- and the monster that became his legacy.
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Mary Shelley Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is a novel written by English author Mary Shelley that tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, a young scientist who creates a grotesque but sapient creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment. Shelley started writing the story when she was 18, and the first edition of the novel was published anonymously in London in 1818, when she was 20. Her name first appeared on the second edition, published in France in 1823.