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Written by an anonymous19-year-old, rejected by two publishers, and finally given a printing of only 500 copies, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein would go on to become one of the most influential novels in the science-fiction and horror genres. But Shelley's work is much more than a Gothic tale of terror; it's a classic piece of literature that raised many disturbing questions about humankind that are just as relevant today as when they were written. On October 31, 1831, Shelley published a revised edition that has become the more widely read version, not because of its textural superiority, but for its availability. In fact, it has been argued that the original text, with its darker undertones, may be the most definitive work. Whichever version you read, Frankenstein is a masterpiece!
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Few creatures of horror have seized readers' imaginations and held them for so long as the anguished monster of Shelley's Frankenstein. The story of Victor Frankenstein's monstrous creation and the havoc it caused has enthralled generations of readers and inspired countless writers of horror and suspense. Includes the author's own 1831 introduction.

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At this challenge, Mary Shelley began work on the 'ghost story' that was to evolve into the most celebrated horror novel in literary history. Frankenstein was published the next year and become the rage of London. In the generations since, the story of Victor Frankenstein and the monster he created has been read by millions all over the world. It has inspired hundreds of imitations, but it has never been equaled for its masterful manipulation of the elements of horror and suspense.

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The story of Victor Frankenstein’s terrible creation and the havoc it caused. With the author’s own 1831 introduction.

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Kristina Mageau, August 12, 2012 (view all comments by Kristina Mageau)
Such a fascinating story, this book reveals amazing concepts about the human psyche, our dreams, our fantasies, and our fears.
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Craig Ensz, April 7, 2010 (view all comments by Craig Ensz)
This is the classic story of man experimenting with creation and the possible consequences. Mary Shelley is a master storyteller and brings both Frankenstein and the doctor to life. If all you have seen are the movies, you need to read the original. If you don't have it your library, get it.
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ISBN:
9780486282114
Introduction:
Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft
Author:
Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft
Author:
Mary Shelley
Author:
Dover Thrift Editions
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Literature - Classics
Subject:
British and irish fiction (fictional works by
Subject:
Scientists
Subject:
Horror
Subject:
Horror fiction
Subject:
Monsters
Subject:
Horror tales
Subject:
Monsters -- Fiction.
Subject:
Frankenstein
Subject:
Horror - General
Subject:
Frankenstein (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
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Literature-A to Z
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Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Thrift Editions
Series Volume:
196 (1994)
Publication Date:
19941031
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TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 6
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.19 in 0.3 lb
Age Level:
13-17

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"Staff Pick" by ,

Written by an anonymous19-year-old, rejected by two publishers, and finally given a printing of only 500 copies, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein would go on to become one of the most influential novels in the science-fiction and horror genres. But Shelley's work is much more than a Gothic tale of terror; it's a classic piece of literature that raised many disturbing questions about humankind that are just as relevant today as when they were written. On October 31, 1831, Shelley published a revised edition that has become the more widely read version, not because of its textural superiority, but for its availability. In fact, it has been argued that the original text, with its darker undertones, may be the most definitive work. Whichever version you read, Frankenstein is a masterpiece!

"Synopsis" by , At this challenge, Mary Shelley began work on the 'ghost story' that was to evolve into the most celebrated horror novel in literary history. Frankenstein was published the next year and become the rage of London. In the generations since, the story of Victor Frankenstein and the monster he created has been read by millions all over the world. It has inspired hundreds of imitations, but it has never been equaled for its masterful manipulation of the elements of horror and suspense.
"Synopsis" by ,
The story of Victor Frankenstein’s terrible creation and the havoc it caused. With the author’s own 1831 introduction.
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