FRANKENSTEIN by Mary Shelley -- Science Fiction Collection -- (Mary Shelley Greatest Works # 4)

FRANKENSTEIN by Mary Shelley -- Science Fiction Collection -- (Mary Shelley Greatest Works # 4)

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Overview

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. Brian Aldiss has argued that it should be considered the first true science fiction story, because unlike in previous stories with fantastical elements resembling those of later science fiction, the central character "makes a deliberate decision" and "turns to modern experiments in the laboratory" to achieve fantastic results.[1] The story is partially based on Giovanni Aldini's electrical experiments on dead and (sometimes) living animals and was also a warning against the expansion of modern humans in the Industrial Revolution, alluded to in its subtitle, The Modern Prometheus. It has had a considerable influence across literature and popular culture and spawned a complete genre of horror stories and films. -Wikipedia.com

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014385787
Publisher: Castaway Family Press
Publication date: 05/07/2012
Series: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Greatest Works , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 634,620
File size: 244 KB

About the Author

Shelley, Mary
(1797-1851) British writer. Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, wife of Percy Bysshe Shelley and daughter of Mary Wollstonecraft, is best known as the author of "Frankenstein" (1818).

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