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Title:Frankenstein (The World's Best Reading)
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Number of Pages:218
Category:Fiction, Horror, Science fiction, Classics, Gothic, Fantasy

Frankenstein (The World's Best Reading) by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Frankenstein (The World's Best Reading) Mary Shelley s Frankenstein is the world s most famous Gothic novel about eccentric scientist Victor Frankenstein who creates a grotesque creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment Shelley s work is considered to be the world s first science fiction with Frankenstein s monster being a symbol of science gone awry Shelley s masterpiece has inspired numerous films plays and other books This the edition contains the author s final revisions

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Classics of Horror: Dracula & Frankenstein, Frankenstein / Dracula / Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde (Signet Classics), Mathilda, The Last Man, Frankenstein The Graphic Novel: Original Text, Valperga: Or, the Life and Adventures of Castruccio, Prince of Lucca, The Mortal Immortal, Transformation, The Mortal Immortal: The Complete Supernatural Short Fiction of Mary Shelley, Frankenstein: The 1818 Text
b Surely never such had existed before a misshapen dwarf with squinting eyes distorted features and a body deformed till it became a horror to behold b br br Having squandered his wealth the feckless Guido returns home to claim the hand of the celestial Juliet but finds himself censured by her father Petulant at his chastisement his Byronic temperament gets the better of him and he is punished with banishment Plotting his revenge he witnesses a mighty tempest and from the raging sea emerges a strange figure Although he is initially repelled by the dwarfish form before him the stranger soon makes him an offer he can t refuse but by surrendering his identity and selling his soul to this mysterious creature Guido makes yet another fatal error br br A macabre sinister and supernatural tale Mary Shelley s i Transformation i is a masterpiece of Gothic writing It is accompanied by i The Mortal Immortal i and i The Evil Eye i two further stories of the supernatural both of which display the perfection of Shelley s literary craft, Mary Shelley s Matilda suppressed for over a century tells the story of a woman alienated from society by the incestuous passion of her father, DRACULA is an epistolary novel by Irish author Bram Stoker featuring as its primary antagonist the vampire Count Dracula It was st published as a hardcover in by Archibald Constable amp Co Dracula has been assigned to many literary genres including vampire literature horror fiction the gothic novel amp invasion literature Structurally it s an epistolary novel told as a series of letters diary entries ships logs etc Literary critics have examined many themes in the novel such as the role of women in Victorian culture conventional amp conservative sexuality immigration colonialism folklore amp postcolonialism Altho Stoker didn t invent the vampire the novel s influence on the popularity of vampires has been singularly responsible for many theatrical film amp tv interpretations since its publication br FRANKENSTEIN or The Modern Prometheus is a novel about a failed artificial life experiment that s produced a monster written by Mary Shelley She started writing the story when she was It was published when she was The st edition was published anonymously in London in Shelley s name appears on the nd edition published in France in She d travelled the region in which the story takes place The topics of galvanism amp other similar occult ideas were themes of conversation among her companions particularly her future husband Percy Bysshe Shelley The storyline was taken from a dream She was talking with three writer colleagues Percy Bysshe Shelley Lord Byron amp John Polidori They decided they would have a competition to see who could write the best horror story After thinking for weeks about what her storyline could be she dreamt about a scientist who created life amp was horrified by what he d made Then Frankenstein was written Frankenstein is infused with some elements of the Gothic novel amp the Romantic movement amp is also considered to be an early example of sf Brian Aldiss has argued it should be considered the st true sf story because unlike in previous stories with fantastical elements resembling those of later sf the central character makes a deliberate decision amp turns to modern experiments in the laboratory to achieve fantastic results The story is partially based on Giovanni Aldini s electrical experiments on dead amp living animals amp was also a warning against the expansion of modern man in the Industrial Revolution alluded to in its subtitle The Modern Prometheus It s had a considerable influence across literature amp popular culture amp spawned a complete genre of horror stories amp films, b Mary Shelley s seminal novel of the scientist whose creation becomes a monster b br br This edition is the original 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