Frankenstein: The 1818 Text


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Author(s): Shelley, Mary

2018 marks the bicentennial of Mary Shelley's seminal novel of the scientist whose creation becomes a monster.
This edition is the original 1818 text, which preserves the hard-hitting and politically charged aspects of Shelley's original writing, as well as her unflinching wit and strong female voice. This edition also includes a new introduction and suggestions for further reading by author and Shelley expert Charlotte Gordon, literary excerpts and reviews selected by Gordon and a chronology and essay by preeminent Shelley scholar Charles E. Robinson.

About the author:

Mary Shelley (1797-1851), the daughter of pioneering thinkers Mary Wollstonecraft and William Godwin, eloped with the poet Percy Shelley at the age of sixteen. Three years later, during a wet summer on Lake Geneva, Shelley famously wrote her masterpiece, Frankenstein. The years of her marriage were blighted by the deaths of three of her four children, and further tragedy followed in 1822, when Percy Shelley drowned in Italy. Following his death, Mary Shelley returned to England and continued to travel and write until her own death at the age of fifty-three.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780143131847

Audience: General/trade

Language: English

Number of Pages: 352

Publication Date: 20180528

Publisher: Penguin UK

Product Form: Paperback / softback

Dimensions (LxWxH): 194 mm129 mm24 mm 

Weight: 228 gr

 

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