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Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus: 1818 Text (World's Classics)

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ISBN13: 9780192833662
ISBN10: 0192833669
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Shelley's enduringly popular and rich gothic tale confronts some of the most feared innovations of evolutionism and science--topics such as degeneracy, hereditary disease, and humankind's ability to act as creator of the modern world. This new edition, based on the harder and wittier 1818 version of the text, draws on new research and examines the novel in the context of the controversial radical sciences developing in the years following the Napoleonic Wars, and shows the relationship of Frankenstein's experiment to the contemporary debate between champions of materialistic science and proponents of received religion.

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This edition of Mary Shelley's classic novel "Frankenstein" mocks leaders and achievers who leave desolation in their wake, showing mankind its choice - to live co-operatively or to die of selfishness. It is also a black comedy.

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Frankenstein was Mary Shelley's immensely powerful contribution to the ghost stories which she, Percy Shelley, and Byron devised one wet summer in Switzerland. Its protagonist is a young student of natural philosophy, who learns the secret of imparting life to a creature constructed from relics of the dead, with horrific consequences. Frankenstein confronts some of the most feared innovations of evolutionism: topics such as degeneracy, hereditary disease, and mankind's status as a species of animal. The text used here is from the 1818 edition, which is a mocking expose of leaders and achievers who leave desolation in their wake, showing humanity its choice - to live co-operatively or to die of selfishness. It is also a black comedy, and harder and wittier than the 1831 version with which we are more familiar.

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nicoleevans, February 28, 2008 (view all comments by nicoleevans)
this book is a load of bullshit
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This cunning yet chilling tale of how humankind can create monsters is a must read classic. Not only does Mary Shelley write in a flowing, captivating way but her storyline of loss, danger, a little comedy, and thought provoking experiments draw the reader into the vividy realistic world of Frankenstein. This timeless tale will be read by people of all ages for generations to come!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780192833662
Subtitle:
The 1818 Text
Author:
Shelley, Mary
Editor:
Butler, Marilyn
Author:
Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft
Author:
Butler, Marilyn
Author:
Mary Shelley
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Location:
Oxford ;
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Scientists
Subject:
Horror - General
Subject:
Literature/English | British Literature | 19th C
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Horror tales
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Oxford World's Classics
Publication Date:
19980625
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
328
Dimensions:
5 x 7.7 x 0.8 in 0.513 lb

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"Synopsis" by , This edition of Mary Shelley's classic novel "Frankenstein" mocks leaders and achievers who leave desolation in their wake, showing mankind its choice - to live co-operatively or to die of selfishness. It is also a black comedy.
"Synopsis" by , Frankenstein was Mary Shelley's immensely powerful contribution to the ghost stories which she, Percy Shelley, and Byron devised one wet summer in Switzerland. Its protagonist is a young student of natural philosophy, who learns the secret of imparting life to a creature constructed from relics of the dead, with horrific consequences. Frankenstein confronts some of the most feared innovations of evolutionism: topics such as degeneracy, hereditary disease, and mankind's status as a species of animal. The text used here is from the 1818 edition, which is a mocking expose of leaders and achievers who leave desolation in their wake, showing humanity its choice - to live co-operatively or to die of selfishness. It is also a black comedy, and harder and wittier than the 1831 version with which we are more familiar.
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