Frankenstein; Or, The Modern Prometheus

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TO Mrs. Saville, England
You will rejoice to hear that no disaster has accompanied the commencement of an enterprise which you have regarded with such evil forebodings. I arrived here yesterday, and my first task is to assure my dear sister of my welfare and increasing confidence in the success of my undertaking.
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Overview

TO Mrs. Saville, England
You will rejoice to hear that no disaster has accompanied the commencement of an enterprise which you have regarded with such evil forebodings. I arrived here yesterday, and my first task is to assure my dear sister of my welfare and increasing confidence in the success of my undertaking.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781511931298
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/28/2015
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 207,720
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.23 (d)

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Mary Shelley (Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin; 30 August 1797 - 1 February 1851) was an English novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer, best known for her Gothic novel Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus (1818). She also edited and promoted the works of her husband, the Romantic poet and philosopher Percy Bysshe Shelley. Her father was the political philosopher William Godwin, and her mother was the philosopher and feminist Mary Wollstonecraft. Mary Godwin's mother died when she was eleven days old; afterwards, she and her older half-sister, Fanny Imlay, were raised by her father. When Mary was four, Godwin married his neighbour, Mary Jane Clairmont. Godwin provided his daughter with a rich, if informal, education, encouraging her to adhere to his liberal political theories. In 1814, Mary Godwin began a romantic relationship with one of her father's political followers, the married Percy Bysshe Shelley. Together with Mary's stepsister, Claire Clairmont, they left for France and travelled through Europe; upon their return to England, Mary was pregnant with Percy's child. Over the next two years, she and Percy faced ostracism, constant debt, and the death of their prematurely born daughter. They married in late 1816 after the suicide of Percy Shelley's first wife, Harriet.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2011

    Bad copy

    This copy cuts off the text at the beginning of the book.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2011

    Unreadable

    Sections are unreadable, garbled text.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2012

    extremely accurate, but lacking introduction

    I bought is book for a university class, but was disappointed that it did not have the introduction that we spent a solid day discussing. otherwise, the book is great.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2011

    Best copy on B&N and great story

    I wanted to get this for my nook and this turned out to be the best copy on here I could find and at a great price.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 5, 2011

    a great read but with typos

    frankenstein is one of the best classics ever! this free version was pretty except that it hadmany typos, but you can still get thr full meaning of the story, this version comes with another story called the ghost seeker

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2013

    Garbled text

    I don't recommend this version

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2013

    Best one yet

    If you are looking to read Frankenstein for free on your Nook, this is the one to get. While there are a few random characters in the text, this version is by far the easiest to read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2012

    Ashley

    Starts to unhutton ur shirt .kisdes u.

    1 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2012

    Emma

    Who r u godess?

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2012

    Ashley to promethous

    I love u

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2012

    Ashley

    Yes master we have a problem

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2012

    Prometheus

    Picks u up and throws u back to rue result one.

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2011

    Classic

    Tragic and beautiful

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2009

    Before the rewrite.

    This edition is very close to the 1818 original. Mary Shelley gave Victor Frankenstein a break in the 1831 rewrite. In this version Victor, and by implication you and me, is clearly responsible for his actions. The failure of the 1831 edition was to allow Victor off the hook. History has been gentle on Victor Frankenstein. Read this book and decide who is the monster.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2014

    Mythic

    She grumbles.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2014

    Mythic's Room.

    Last room on the first hall in the East Wing of the Estate.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2014

    Exceed fawn

    What do ya want

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2014

    I do not compute.

    Error. Error.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2012

    Piece of crap

    I read the first chapter, I hooked my nook

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2012

    To Prometheus

    You want to kill me for telling you you misspelled your name? Sheesh... *disappears*

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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