Frankenstein (Original 1818 Publication)

Frankenstein (Original 1818 Publication)

by Mary Shelley

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Special e-book edition of the original 1818 text publication.

Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, generally known as 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 20. The first edition was published anonymously in London in 1818. Shelley's name appears on the second 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 popular culture, people have tended incorrectly to refer to the monster as "Frankenstein". Frankenstein is infused with some elements of the Gothic novel and the Romantic movement. 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.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940012567628
Publisher: Manatee Media
Publication date: 11/24/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 347,282
File size: 162 KB

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