Frankenstein

Frankenstein
Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Pages: 148
ISBN: 1503262421
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Release: 2014-11-29
Editor: Createspace Independent Pub
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

• This book publication is unique which includes exclusive Introduction, Historical Background and handcrafted additional content. • This edition also includes detailed Biography. • This edition has been corrected for spelling and grammatical errors.Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, is a novel written by English author Mary Shelley about eccentric scientist Victor Frankenstein, who creates a grotesque creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment. Shelley started writing the story when she was eighteen, and the novel was published when she was twenty. The first edition was published anonymously in London in 1818. Shelley's name appears on the second edition, published in France in 1823.Shelley had travelled through Europe in 1814, journeying along the river Rhine in Germany with a stop in Gernsheim which is just 17 km (10 mi) away from Frankenstein Castle, where two centuries before an alchemist was engaged in experiments. Later, she traveled in the region of Geneva (Switzerland)—where much of the story takes place—and the topics of galvanism and other similar occult ideas were themes of conversation among her companions, particularly her lover and future husband, Percy Shelley. Mary, Percy, Lord Byron, and John Polidori decided to have a competition to see who could write the best horror story. After thinking for days, Shelley dreamt about a scientist who created life and was horrified by what he had made; her dream later evolved into the story within the novel.Frankenstein is infused with 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. It has had a considerable influence across literature and popular culture and spawned a complete genre of horror stories, films, and plays.Since publication of the novel, the name "Frankenstein" is often used to refer to the monster itself, as is done in the stage adaptation by Peggy Webling. This usage is sometimes considered erroneous, but usage commentators regard the monster sense of "Frankenstein" as well-established and an acceptable usage. In the novel, the monster is identified via words such as "creature", "monster", "fiend", "wretch", "vile insect", "daemon", "being", and "it". Speaking to Victor Frankenstein, the monster refers to himself as "the Adam of your labours", and elsewhere as someone who "would have" been "your Adam", but is instead "your fallen angel."

Frankenstein

Frankenstein
Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Pages: 94
ISBN: 9780394848273
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Release: 1982
Editor: Random House Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A monster assembled by a scientist from parts of dead bodies develops a mind of his own as he learns to loathe himself and hate his creator. Simultaneous.

Bernie Wrightson s Frankenstein

Bernie Wrightson s Frankenstein
Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Pages: 188
ISBN: 0887331939
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Release: 1994
Editor: Underwood Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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. Drawing on new research, Marilyn Butler examines the novel in the context of the radical sciences, which were developing among much controversy, and shows how Frankenstein's experiment relates to a contemporary debate between the champions of materialist science and of received religion.

Frankenstein Or The Modern Prometheus

Frankenstein  Or  The Modern Prometheus
Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley,Percy Bysshe Shelley
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9780307474421
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Release: 2009
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A monster assembled by a scientist from parts of dead bodies develops a mind of his own as he learns to loathe himself and hate his creator.

Frankenstein Or The Modern Prometheus

Frankenstein  Or  The Modern Prometheus
Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Pages: 162
ISBN: 1853260231
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Release: 1993
Editor: Wordsworth Editions
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presents the story of Dr. Frankenstein and his obsessive experiment that leads to the creation of a monstrous and deadly creature.

Frankenstein

Frankenstein
Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Pages: 277
ISBN: 9780262533287
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Release: 2017
Editor: Mit Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Includes corrected 1818 text of the novel and seven essays about the novel.

Frankenstein

Frankenstein
Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Pages: 257
ISBN: 9780143131847
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Release: 2018
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Gordons framing is the real standout of the anniversary edition () Highly recommended. N. K. Jemisin, The New York Times Book Review.

Frankenstein

Frankenstein
Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Pages: 182
ISBN: 1523797606
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Release: 2016-02-02
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

THE HORROR CLASSICMary Shelley's Gothic masterpiece introduced the world to Baron Victor Frankenstein and his quest to create new life from death, resulting in the birth of one of the most famous and iconic monsters in history.Frankenstein's creation brings ruin and despair to Victor... and death to many, many others. One of the most famous and influential horror novels of all time.

FRANKENSTEIN Dover Graphic Novel Classics

FRANKENSTEIN  Dover Graphic Novel Classics
Author: Mary Shelley,John Green
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9780486785059
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Release: 2014-11-19
Editor: Courier Corporation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Generations of readers have thrilled to the story of a young doctor who dared to play God. This graphic novel offers an accessible version of Mary Shelley's classic of Gothic horror.

Frankenstein

Frankenstein
Author: Mary Shelley
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781101662779
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Release: 2013-10-01
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A deluxe edition of Mary Shelley's haunting adventure about ambition and modernity run amok. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read Now a Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition with an introduction by Elizabeth Kostova and cover art by Ghost World creator Daniel Clowes, Mary Shelley's timeless gothic novel presents the epic battle between man and monster at its greatest literary pitch. In trying to create life, the young student Victor Frankenstein unleashes forces beyond his control, setting into motion a long and tragic chain of events that brings Victor to the very brink of madness. How he tries to destroy his creation, as it destroys everything Victor loves, is a powerful story of love, friendship, scientific hubris, and horror. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Frankenstein

Frankenstein
Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Pages: 239
ISBN: UOM:39015073619788
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Release: 2008-08-14
Editor: Oxford Paperbacks
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A young Swiss scientist's discovery of the cause of generation leads to the creation of a hideous monster.

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley s Frankenstein Or The Modern Prometheus

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley s Frankenstein  Or  The Modern Prometheus
Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley,Susan J. Wolfson
Pages: 431
ISBN: STANFORD:36105114211316
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Release: 2007
Editor: Longman Publishing Group
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Contains the complete text of Shelley's key work, supplemented by annotations and followed by contextual materials that reveal the conversations and controversies of its historical moment.

Frankenstein Third Edition

Frankenstein   Third Edition
Author: Mary Shelley
Pages: 375
ISBN: 9781770483408
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Release: 2012-06-20
Editor: Broadview Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

D.L. Macdonald and Kathleen Scherf’s edition of Frankenstein has been widely acclaimed as an outstanding edition of the novel—for the general reader and the student as much as for the scholar. The editors use as their copy-text the original 1818 version, and detail in an appendix all of Shelley’s later revisions. They also include a range of contemporary documents that shed light on the historical context from which this unique masterpiece emerged. New to this edition is a discussion of Percy Shelley’s role in contributing to the first draft of the novel. Recent scholarship has provoked considerable interest in the degree to which Percy Shelley contributed to Mary Shelley’s original text, and this edition’s updated introduction discusses this scholarship. A new appendix also includes Lord Byron’s “A Fragment” and John William Polidori’s The Vampyre, works that are engaging in their own right and that also add further insights into the literary context of Frankenstein.

Frankenstein Spotlight Edition

Frankenstein   Spotlight Edition
Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Pages: 214
ISBN: 1580495532
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Release: 2006
Editor: Prestwick House Inc
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Prestwick House is proud to offer our Spotlight Editions? ? thoughtful, intelligent adaptations of some of the world's greatest literature. Each Spotlight -Edition? maintains the rich integrity of the original work while adapting the language to be more accessible to the average high school student.In addition to providing a more readable text, Prestwick House Spotlight Editions? are enhanced, providing your students with? thoughtful guided reading questions and margin notes to help students -navigate the text;? suggestions for thought and discussion;? research opportunities for richer understanding of the text and its contexts;? suggested writing activities to foster deeper thinking.

The Story of Frankenstein

The Story of Frankenstein
Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley,Robert Blaisdell
Pages: 92
ISBN: 9780486299303
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Release: 1997-07-03
Editor: Courier Corporation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A monster assembled by a scientist from parts of dead bodies develops a mind of his own as he learns to loathe himself and hate his creator.

Frankenstein

Frankenstein
Author: LEONARDO CHIANCA,Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Pages: 111
ISBN: 9788536802855
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Release: 2007
Editor: Editora DCL
Language: pt-BR

Explanation of the Book:

Há cerca de quase 200 anos, a escritora britânica Mary Shelley escreveu o que é considerado por muitos o maior romance de terror de todos os tempos - 'Frankenstein'. Inspirada por um pesadelo de Mary quando tinha apenas 19 anos, a trágica história do estudante de Ciências Naturais Victor Frankenstein e seu 'monstro' criado em laboratório fascina leitores por todo o mundo desde a sua publicação. Criador ou criatura? Quem seria o verdadeiro 'monstro' desta história? Victor Frankenstein, obcecado por alcançar a glória de dominar a morte, cria em seu laboratório um ser que ele mesmo rejeita. A criatura, na ânsia de compreender a sua origem e a razão de sua tão profunda solidão, persegue seu criador até destruir-lhe a vida. Nesta adaptação de 'Frankenstein', o texto de Leonardo Chianca e as ilustrações de Guazzelli apresentam ao jovem leitor o universo sombrio, mas fascinante de 'Frankenstein' de forma que possa experimentar novas emoções, surpreendendo-se com novos pensamentos e fazendo descobertas sobre a natureza humana.

Frankenstein Underground

Frankenstein Underground
Author: Mike Mignola,Michael Mignola
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781616557829
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Release: 2015
Editor: Dark Horse Comics
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

After a fight with Hellboy, Frankenstein's monster escapes the terrible Mexican laboratory where he was imprisoned and discovers strange creatures beneath the desert, where he'll learn some of the greatest secrets of the mystical world in the strangest Hellboy spinoff yet! "It's intimidating as hell to take on an icon like the Frankenstein monster. I'm trying to do something that's true to the origin Mary Shelley created for the creature but also captures a bit of the feel that Boris Karloff brought to the role in the classic Universal films. At the same time I'm throwing the monster into an entirely new environment, so I think the result will be something new. It's an odd one, but ultimately will add an important new wrinkle to the Hellboy/B.P.R.D. world." -- Mike Mignola

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley Book Analysis

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley  Book Analysis
Author: Bright Summaries
Pages: 24
ISBN: 9782806271273
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Release: 2016-02-26
Editor: BrightSummaries.com
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Unlock the more straightforward side of Frankenstein with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, a horror novel that calls into question the origin of evil and the dangers and limits of science. It tells the story of Victor Frankenstein and his quest to solve the mystery of life which culminates in the creation of a monster. Frankenstein is known around the world, having been adapted into dozens of films, plays, television shows and even a ballet. While these adaptations have proved popular, the original novel is still an unmissable read for any avid literature fan. Find out everything you need to know about Frankenstein in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you in your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

Mary Shelley s Frankenstein

Mary Shelley s Frankenstein
Author: Mary Shelley,Lloyd S. Wagner
Pages: 68
ISBN: 9789380028248
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Release: 2010
Editor: Campfire Graphic Novels
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In graphic novel format, tells Shelley's story of a scientist who creates life with unintended consequences.

Gris Grimly s Frankenstein

Gris Grimly s Frankenstein
Author: Mary Shelley
Pages: 208
ISBN: 0061862975
Available:
Release: 2013-08-27
Editor: Balzer + Bray
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Grimly enlivens the prose while retaining its power to both frighten and engage sympathy for the monster-creator Victor Frankenstein. This is a richly morose nightmare of a book, a primer for young readers on the pleasures and dangers of decadent languidness."—New York Times Book Review Gris Grimly's Frankenstein is a twisted, fresh, and utterly original full-length, full-color graphic-novel adaptation of Mary Shelley's original text, brought to life by acclaimed illustrator Gris Grimly. The first fully illustrated version to use the original 1818 text, this handsome volume is destined to capture the imagination of those new to the story as well as those who know it well. New York Times bestselling illustrator Gris Grimly has long considered Frankenstein to be one of his chief inspirations. From the bones and flesh of the original, he has cut and stitched Mary Shelley's text to his own artwork, creating something entirely new: a stunningly original remix, both classic and contemporary, sinister and seductive, heart-stopping and heartbreaking.