Transformation

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A macabre, sinister, and supernatural tale, Mary Shelley?s Transformation is a masterpiece of Gothic writing. Having squandered his wealth, Guido returns to claim the hand of the celestial Juliet, but finds himself censured by her father. Petulant at his chastisement, his Byronic temperament gets the better of him, and he is punished with banishment. As he plots his revenge, he witnesses a mighty tempest, and from the raging sea emerges a strange figure. Initially repelled by the dwarfish form before him, the ...

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Overview

A macabre, sinister, and supernatural tale, Mary Shelley’s Transformation is a masterpiece of Gothic writing. Having squandered his wealth, Guido returns to claim the hand of the celestial Juliet, but finds himself censured by her father. Petulant at his chastisement, his Byronic temperament gets the better of him, and he is punished with banishment. As he plots his revenge, he witnesses a mighty tempest, and from the raging sea emerges a strange figure. Initially repelled by the dwarfish form before him, the true horror soon strikes him: he and the dwarf are one. As their identities become increasingly merged, Transformation takes its place in the history of Doppelgänger literature. It appears here with two other stories by Shelley: The Mortal Immortal and The Evil Eye. Novelist and short-story writer Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley is best known for Frankenstein.

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"Demonstrate[s] conclusively that horror as such didn’t interest [Shelley]  profoundly: for her, fiction was more about ideas than sensations."  —The New York Times
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781843910954
  • Publisher: Hesperus Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/2005
  • Series: Hesperus Classics
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 1,450,373
  • Product dimensions: 4.92 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.33 (d)

Table of Contents

Transformation 1
Notes 27
The Mortal Immortal 29
Notes 49
The Evil Eye 51
Notes 81
Biographical note 83
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