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Creating a Monster! The epic battle between man and monster reaches its greatest pitch in the famous story of FRANKENSTEIN. 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 himself to the very brink. How he tries to destroy his creation, as it destroys everything Victor loves, is a powerful story of love, friendship... horror.

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Includes the unabridged text of Shelley's classic novel plus a complete study guide that helps readers gain a thorough understanding of the work's content and context. The comprehensive guide includes chapter-­by-­chapter summaries, explanations and discussions of the plot, question-­and-­answer sections, author biography, analytical paper topics, list of characters, bibliography, and more.

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Frankenstein, o il moderno Prometeo (Frankenstein: or, the modern Prometheus), a volte semplicemente Frankenstein, è un romanzo scritto dall'inglese Mary Shelley fra il 1816 e il 1817, quando aveva soltanto 19 anni, pubblicato nel 1818 e rimodificato dall'autrice per una seconda edizione del 1831. È questo il romanzo che genera il nome del dottor Victor von Frankenstein e il personaggio della creatura, spesso ricordata come mostro di Frankenstein, i quali a livello popolare sono erroneamente ricordati sotto lo stesso nome.

È probabilmente grazie alla figura del mostro, espressione della paura, al tempo diffusa, per lo sviluppo tecnologico, che il romanzo è divenuto immortale. Frankenstein è uno dei miti della letteratura proprio perché affonda le sue radici nelle paure umane. La "creatura" è l'esempio del sublime, del "diverso" che in quanto tale causa terrore.

Dalla pubblicazione del libro, il nome di Frankenstein è entrato nella cultura popolare, in ambito letterario, . . .

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Victor Frankenstein is consumed by his desire to discover the secrets of life. After several years of research, Victor feverishly constructs a man out of old body parts and brings him to life. Victor is immediately horrified by his ambitious creation, and flees his apartment in remorse. The newborn monster disappears from Frankenstein's laboratory and enters the world as an outcast, struggling with his own identity. What follows is a gripping tale of murder, injustice, and revenge. Since 1818 Frankenstein has been associated with scientists who are consumed with their experiments, and oblivious to the repercussions. Among them are the brains behind the nuclear arms race, scientists who create super bacteria, and laboratories that experiment with artificial black holes. But most notably is the area of science devoted to gene manipulation, both in genetically modified foods and human cloning. Frankenstein has much to teach us in a world where we constantly test the limits of . . .

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—the seminal horror novel and gothic masterpiece that launched a thousand monsters, with its eerie and horrifying scenes of animating dead flesh, stitching rotting corpses together, watching a soulless monster open its hideous eyes for the first time… Widely considered to be one of the top 100 books of all time, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein has spawned a host of film, television, and stage adaptations, and more than 100 years after its initial publication it continues to hold readers spellbound. This new 21st century edition includes the authoritative text, edited by Philip Dossick.

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En 1816 Mary Shelley, et son mari Percy Shelley entament, avec leur grand ami et poète Lord Byron, un voyage de deux mois qui passe par Genève et Chamonix. La découverte de paysages « sublimes et grandioses » leur inspire des lettres enthousiastes. La révélation de ces lettres inédites en français est que Frankenstein est né de la contemplation de la Mer de Glace.

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At the age of eighteen, Mary Shelley, while staying in the Swiss Alps with her lover Percy Shelley, Lord Byron, and others, conceived the tale of Dr. Victor Frankenstein and the monster he brings to life. The resulting book, Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, is a dark parable warning against the risks of scientific and creative endeavor, the corrupting influence of technology and progress, and the dangers of knowledge without understanding. Frankenstein was an instant bestseller on publication in 1818 and has long been regarded as a masterpiece of suspense, a classic of nineteenth-­century Romanticism and Gothic horror, and the prototype of the science fiction novel. Though it has spawned countless imitations and adaptations, it remains the most powerful story of its kind.­From the Trade Paperback edition.

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En el verano de 1816, el poeta Percy B. Shelley y su esposa Mary se reunieron con Lord Byron y su médico Polidori en una villa a orillas del lago Leman. A instancias de Lord Byron y para animar una velada tormentosa, decidieron que cada uno invent...

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The best-­selling student edition on the market, now available in a Second Edition.­Almost two centuries after its publication, Frankenstein remains an indisputably classic text and Mary Shelley’s finest work.­This extensively revised Norton Critical Edition includes new texts and illustrative materials that convey the enduring global conversation about Frankenstein and its author. The text is that of the 1818 first edition, published in three volumes by Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor, and Jones. It is accompanied by an expansive new preface, explanatory annotations, a map of Geneva and its environs, and seven illustrations, five of them new to the Second Edition.­Context is provided in three supporting sections: “Circumstance, Influence, Composition, Revision,­” “Reception, Impact, Adaptation,­” and “Sources, Influences, Analogues.­” Among the Second Edition’s new inclusions are historical-­cultural studies by Susan Tyler Hitchcock, William St. Clair, and Elizabeth Young; Chris . . .

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