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237 books of Mary Shelley

En el verano de 1816, el poeta Percy Bysshe 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 inventaría una historia de fantasmas. La más callada y reservada, Mary Shelley, dio vida así a quien sería su personaje más famoso: el doctor Frankenstein. Al cabo de un año completaría la novela, hoy día un clásico imperecedero de la literatura. La historia es de todos conocida: un científico decide crear una criatura con vida propia a la que luego rechaza. Metáfora sobre la vida, la libertad y el amor, Frankenstein es una maravillosa fábula con todos los ingredientes de los grandes mitos.

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This unique version also includes the following bonus annotations:

- Biography of the author
- Historical context of the book
- Literary critique

Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, generally known as Frankenstein, is a novel written by Mary Shelley. Shelley started writing the story when she was 18 and the novel was published when she was 20. The first edition was published anonymously in London in 1818. Shelley's name appears on the second edition, published in France.­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 incorrectly to refer to the monster as "Frankenstein". Frankenstein is infused with some elements of the Gothic novel and the Romantic movement. It was also a warning against the expansion of modern man in the Industrial Revolution, alluded to in the novel's subtitle, The Modern . . .

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Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is one of the most influential and controversial novels of the nineteenth century; it is also one of the most misunderstood and misinterpreted. It has been vivisected critically by latter-­day Victor Frankensteins who have transformed the meanings emergent from the novel into monsters of post-­modern misconception. Meanwhile Franken-­feminists have turned the novel into a monster of misanthropy. Seldom has a work of fiction suffered so scandalously from the slings and arrows of outrageous criticism. This critical edition, containing tradition-­oriented essays by literary scholars, refutes the errors and serves as an antidote to the poison that has contaminated the critical understanding of this classic gothic novel.

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This Top Five Classics illustrated edition of Mary Shelley’s FRANKENSTEIN includes:

• More than 60 woodcut illustrations by Lynd Ward from the 1934 edition
• The unabridged 1831 text of the popular revised edition by Mary Shelley, as well as her complete, original 1818 text as an addendum
• A helpful introduction and author bio

FRANKENSTEIN by Mary Shelley is the foundational text of both the horror and science fiction genres, a classic that has been read, discussed, and adapted in every medium for going on 200 years. Dreamed up when the author was only 18 while on holiday in Switzerland with her lover Percy Bysshe Shelley and the poet Lord Byron, FRANKENSTEIN is the result of a challenge from Byron to each write their own “ghost story.­” The result was a tale that would become synonymous with horror, that would be the first novel to ask the question, Are there some things man was not meant to know?

Victor Frankenstein, a brilliant young scientist, discovers the secret . . .

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Un tânăr student forțează destinul și creează din bucăți un adevărat monstru. Tragedia omului creat constă în faptul că, deși are un aspect înfiorător, este totuși marcat de trăiri și sentimente umane. Respins de societate, monstrul începe să ucidă și nu poate fi oprit decât de creatorul său.

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A new edition of "Frankenstein; or the Modern Prometheus" edited by me.
Key differences to free public domain copies are:

• Optimized formatting
• Custom cover
• Anatomical artwork
• Original afterward

The classic work of horror/science fiction by Mary Shelley ready for a new generation.

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Books of Mary Shelley