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237 books of Mary Shelley

“It was on a dreary night of November that I beheld my man completed ...­"

In the summer of 1816, a young, well-­educated woman from England traveled with her lover to the Swiss Alps. Unseasonable rain kept them trapped inside their lodgings, where they entertained themselves by reading ghost stories. At the urging of renowned poet Lord Byron, a friend and neighbor, they set their own pens to paper, competing to see who could write the best ghost story. The young woman, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, took the prize, with her tale of eccentric scientist Victor Frankenstein, who creates a grotesque creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment. ‘Frankenstein’ became a bestseller and a Gothic classic that still resonates with readers almost two centuries later…

This is the original, 1818 text. In 1831, the more traditionally first "popular" edition in one volume appeared.­This version of the story was heavily revised by Mary Shelley who was under pressure to make the story more . . .

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The short story is often viewed as an inferior relation to the Novel. But it is an art in itself. To take a story and distil its essence into fewer pages while keeping character and plot rounded and driven is not an easy task. Many try and many fail. In this series we look at short stories from many of our most accomplished writers. Miniature masterpieces with a lot to say. In this volume we examine some of the short stories of Mary Shelley. Born in 1797, her Mother died when she was only 11 days old. Mary was then raised by her Father, who remarried when she was four, and thereafter the young Mary had a liberal but informal upbringing. At 17 she began the relationship with the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley which was the bedrock of her life; although society viewed the unmarrieds somewhat differently. It was in this relationship that she nurtured and edited Shelleys verse and wrote, at 21, her signature work “Frankenstein” for which she is so well known. Her husband drowned when she . . .

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Proserpine and Midas Mary Shelley, english novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer (1797-­1851) This ebook presents «Proserpine and Midas», from Mary Shelley. A dynamic table of contents enables to jump directly to the chapter selected. TABLE OF CONTENTS -­01- ABOUT THIS BOOK -­02- PREFATORY NOTE -­03- INTRODUCTION -­04- FOOTNOTES -­05- FOOTNOTES -­06- MYTHOLOGICAL DRAMAS -­07- DRAMATIS PERSONAE -­08- PROSERPINE -­09- FOOTNOTES -­10- FOOTNOTES -­11- DRAMATIS PERSONAE -­12- MIDAS -­13- FOOTNOTES -­14- FOOTNOTE

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Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, generally known as Frankenstein, is a novel written by the British author Mary Shelley. The title of the novel refers to a scientist, Victor Frankenstein, who learns how to create life and creates a being in the likeness of man, but larger than average and more powerful. In popular culture, people have tended to refer to the Creature as "Frankenstein", despite this being the name of the scientist. Frankenstein is a novel infused with some elements of the Gothic novel and the Romantic movement. It was also a warning against the "over-­reaching" of modern man and the Industrial Revolution, alluded to in the novel's subtitle, The Modern Prometheus. The story has had an influence across literature and popular culture and spawned a complete genre of horror stories and films. It is arguably considered the first fully realized science fiction novel.

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Mary Shelley ( Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin; 30 August 1797 – 1 February 1851) was an English novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer, best known for her Gothic novel Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus (1818). She also edited and promoted the works of her husband, the Romantic poet and philosopher Percy Bysshe Shelley. Her father was the political philosopher William Godwin, and her mother was the philosopher and feminist Mary Wollstonecraft. -­wikipedia

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Victor Frankenstein learns the secret of producing life, and so, by putting together parts of various corpses, he creates the Frankenstein monster. The monster is huge and disformed, but he means no harm to anyone--­until constant ill treatment drives him to murder and revenge. This easy-­to-­read version of Mary Shelley's long-­standing masterpiece easily captures the sadness and horror of the original.

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Mary Shelley: Frankenstein (oder: Der moderne Prometheus)
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Der indonesische Vulkan Tambora spuckte nach einem gewaltigen Ausbruch – der größten Vulkan-­Eruption, seit 20.­000 Jahren – Millionen Tonnen Asche in die Atmosphäre und sorgte für das legendäre »Jahr ohne Sommer«, 1816 schrieb man. In der Schweiz, in einer Villa am Genfer See, traf sich eine sinistre Runde und schrieb Schauergeschichten.

Im Zentrum der Gruppe: Mary Shelley, die spätere Autorin des »Frankenstein«.

Von all jenen literarischen Werken der Gruppe, die in dieser Zeit entstanden, war »Frankenstein«, das bei weitem folgenreichste, und gehört, wie »Dracula«, zu den absoluten Klassikern der phantastischen Literatur. Die Autorin, gerade 20 Jahre alt, halb Bohème, halb Hippie, zeigte in diesem düsteren Sommer im Kreise ihrer intellektuellen Freunde ihr literarisches . . .

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According to Wikipedia: "Mary Shelley (née Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin; 30 August 1797 1 February 1851) was a British novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer, best known for her Gothic novel Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus (1818). She also edited and promoted the works of her husband, the Romantic poet and philosopher Percy Bysshe Shelley. Her father was the political philosopher William Godwin, and her mother was the philosopher and feminist Mary Wollstonecraft.­"

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