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Author Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, 1797-1851.

Title Frankenstein, or, The modern Prometheus / Mary Shelley ; edited with an introduction and notes by M.K. Joseph
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998


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Description xx, 239 pages ; 19 cm
Series Oxford world classics
Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
Summary To many readers, who have perhaps known Frankenstein only at second hand, the original may well come as a surprise. When Mary Shelley began it, she was only 18, though she was already Shelley's mistress and Byron's friend. In her preface she explains how she and Shelley spent part of a wet summer with Byron in Switzerland, amusing themselves by reading and writing ghost stories. Her contribution was Frankenstein, a story about a student of natural philosophy who learns the secret of imparting life to a creature constructed from bones he has collected in charnel-houses. The story is not a study of the macabre, as such, but rather a study of how man uses his power, through science, to manipulate and pervert his own destiny, and this makes it a profoundly disturbing book
Bibliography Bibliography: page [xvi]-xvi
Subject Frankenstein, Victor (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Frankenstein's Monster (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Frankenstein (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
Scientists -- Fiction.
Monsters -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Science fiction.
Horror fiction.
Science fiction. Horror tales.
Classical fiction
Horror tales.
Author Joseph, M. K.
LC no. 98219860
ISBN 0192834878
Other Titles Frankenstein
Modern Prometheus