Frankenstein Book

Frankenstein


  • Author : Mary Shelley
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2017-04-28
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780262340274

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The original 1818 text of Mary Shelley's classic novel, with annotations and essays highlighting its scientific, ethical, and cautionary aspects. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein has endured in the popular imagination for two hundred years. Begun as a ghost story by an intellectually and socially precocious eighteen-year-old author during a cold and rainy summer on the shores of Lake Geneva, the dramatic tale of Victor Frankenstein and his stitched-together creature can be read as the ultimate parable of scientific hubris. Victor, “the modern Prometheus,” tried to do what he perhaps should have left to Nature: create life. Although the novel is most often discussed in literary-historical terms—as a seminal example of romanticism or as a groundbreaking early work of science fiction—Mary Shelley was keenly aware of contemporary scientific developments and incorporated them into her story. In our era of synthetic biology, artificial intelligence, robotics, and climate engineering, this edition of Frankenstein will resonate forcefully for readers with a background or interest in science and engineering, and anyone intrigued by the fundamental questions of creativity and responsibility. This edition of Frankenstein pairs the original 1818 version of the manuscript—meticulously line-edited and amended by Charles E. Robinson, one of the world's preeminent authorities on the text—with annotations and essays by leading scholars exploring the social and ethical aspects of scientific creativity raised by this remarkable story. The result is a unique and accessible edition of one of the most thought-provoking and influential novels ever written. Essays by Elizabeth Bear, Cory Doctorow, Heather E. Douglas, Josephine Johnston, Kate MacCord, Jane Maienschein, Anne K. Mellor, Alfred Nordmann

Frankenstein  Modern English Translation  Book

Frankenstein Modern English Translation


  • Author : Mary Shelley
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019-05
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN 10 : 1096424835

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Frankenstein Modern English Translation Excerpt :

Carefully edited for modern readers to allow for easier reading Obsessed with the secret of creation, Swiss scientist Dr. Victor Frankenstein cobbles together a body he's determined to bring to life. And one fateful night, he does. When the creature opens his eyes, the doctor is repulsed: his vision of perfection is, in fact, a hideous monster. Dr. Frankenstein abandons his creation, but the monster won't be ignored, setting in motion a chain of violence and terror that shadows Victor to his death. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, a gripping story about the ethics of creation and the consequences of trauma, is one of the most influential Gothic novels in British literature. It is as relevant today as it is haunting.

Frankenstein Or the Modern Prometheus  the Revised 1831 Edition   Wisehouse Classics   Revised 1831  Book

Frankenstein Or the Modern Prometheus the Revised 1831 Edition Wisehouse Classics Revised 1831


  • Author : Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017-09-20
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 917637419X

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Frankenstein Or the Modern Prometheus the Revised 1831 Edition Wisehouse Classics Revised 1831 Excerpt :

This is the Revised 1831 Edition of FRANKENSTEIN; OR, THE MODERN PROMETHEUS, a novel written by the English author Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley about the young science student Victor Frankenstein, who creates a grotesque but sentient creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment. Shelley started writing the story when she was eighteen, and the novel was published when she was twenty. The first edition was published anonymously in London in 1818. Shelley's name appears on the second edition, published in France in 1823. Shelley had travelled through Europe in 1814, journeying along the river Rhine in Germany with a stop in Gernsheim which is just 17 km away from Frankenstein Castle, where, two centuries before, an alchemist was engaged in experiments. Later, she travelled in the region of Geneva (Switzerland)-where much of the story takes place-and the topic of galvanism and other similar occult ideas were themes of conversation among her companions, particularly her lover and future husband, Percy Shelley. Mary, Percy, Lord Byron, and John Polidori decided to have a competition to see who could write the best horror story. After thinking for days, Shelley dreamt about a scientist who created life and was horrified by what he had made; her dream later evolved into the novel's story. Shelley completed her writing in May 1817, and Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus was first published on 11 March 1818 by the small London publishing house of Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor, & Jones. The second edition of Frankenstein was published on 11 August 1822 in two volumes (by G. and W. B. Whittaker) following the success of the stage play Presumption; or, the Fate of Frankenstein by Richard Brinsley Peake; this edition credited Mary Shelley as the author. On 31 October 1831, the first "popular" edition in one volume appeared, published by Henry Colburn & Richard Bentley. This edition was heavily revised by Mary Shelley, partially because of pressure to make the story mo

The New Annotated Frankenstein Book
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The New Annotated Frankenstein


  • Author : Mary Shelley
  • Publisher : Liveright Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-08-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9780871409508

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Two centuries after its original publication, Mary Shelley’s classic tale of gothic horror comes to vivid life in "what may very well be the best presentation of the novel" to date (Guillermo del Toro). "Remarkably, a nineteen-year-old, writing her first novel, penned a tale that combines tragedy, morality, social commentary, and a thoughtful examination of the very nature of knowledge," writes best-selling author Leslie S. Klinger in his foreword to The New Annotated Frankenstein. Despite its undeniable status as one of the most influential works of fiction ever written, Mary Shelley’s novel is often reductively dismissed as the wellspring for tacky monster films or as a cautionary tale about experimental science gone haywire. Now, two centuries after the first publication of Frankenstein, Klinger revives Shelley’s gothic masterpiece by reproducing her original text with the most lavishly illustrated and comprehensively annotated edition to date. Featuring over 200 illustrations and nearly 1,000 annotations, this sumptuous volume recaptures Shelley’s early nineteenth-century world with historical precision and imaginative breadth, tracing the social and political roots of the author’s revolutionary brand of Romanticism. Braiding together decades of scholarship with his own keen insights, Klinger recounts Frankenstein’s indelible contributions to the realms of science fiction, feminist theory, and modern intellectual history—not to mention film history and popular culture. The result of Klinger’s exhaustive research is a multifaceted portrait of one of Western literature’s most divinely gifted prodigies, a young novelist who defied her era’s restrictions on female ambitions by independently supporting herself and her children as a writer and editor. Born in a world of men in the midst of a political and an emerging industrial revolution, Shelley crafted a horror story that, beyond its incisive commentary on her own milieu, is widely recognized as

Frankenstein Book
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Frankenstein


  • Author : Jason Cobley
  • Publisher : Classical Comics
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages : 146
  • ISBN 10 : 9781906332150

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Frankenstein Excerpt :

Presents an adaptation of Shelley's story of a scientist who creates life with unintended consequences

Frankenstein  Annotated and Illustrated  Volume Book

Frankenstein Annotated and Illustrated Volume


  • Author : Mary Shelley
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-02-27
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 243
  • ISBN 10 : 9798618980289

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Frankenstein Annotated and Illustrated Volume Excerpt :

Mary Shelley began writing Frankenstein when she was only eighteen. At once a Gothic thriller, a passionate romance, and a cautionary tale about the dangers of science, Frankenstein tells the story of committed science student Victor Frankenstein. Obsessed with discovering the cause of generation and life and bestowing animation upon lifeless matter, Frankenstein assembles a human being from stolen body parts but; upon bringing it to life, he recoils in horror at the creature's hideousness. Tormented by isolation and loneliness, the once-innocent creature turns to evil and unleashes a campaign of murderous revenge against his creator, Frankenstein.Frankenstein, an instant bestseller and an important ancestor of both the horror and science fiction genres, not only tells a terrifying story, but also raises profound, disturbing questions about the very nature of life and the place of humankind within the cosmos: What does it mean to be human? What responsibilities do we have to each other? How far can we go in tampering with Nature? In our age, filled with news of organ donation genetic engineering, and bio-terrorism, these questions are more relevant than ever.

The Endurance of Frankenstein Book

The Endurance of Frankenstein


  • Author : George Levine
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 1982-05-19
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 0520046404

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The Endurance of Frankenstein Excerpt :

MARY SHELLEY's Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus grew out of a parlor game and a nightmare vision. The story of the book's origin is a famous one, first told in the introduction Mary Shelley wrote for the 1831 edition of the novel. The two Shelleys, Byron, Mary's stepsister Claire Clairmont, and John William Polidori (Byron's physician) spent a "wet, ungenial summer in the Swiss Alps." Byron suggested that "each write a ghost story." If one is to trust Mary Shelley's account (and James Rieger has shown the untrustworthiness of its chronology and particulars), only she and "poor Polidori" took the contest seriously. The two "illustrious poets," according to her, "annoyed by the platitude of prose, speedily relinquished their uncongenial task." Polidori, too, is made to seem careless, unable to handle his story of a "skull-headed lady." Though Mary Shelley is just as deprecating when she speaks of her own "tiresome unlucky ghost story," she also suggests that its sources went deeper. Her truant muse became active as soon as she fastened on the "idea" of "making only a transcript of the grim terrors of my waking dream": "'I have found it! What terrified me will terrify others."' The twelve essays in this collection attest to the endurance of Mary Shelley's "waking dream." Appropriately, though less romantically, this book also grew out of a playful conversation at a party. When several of the contributors to this book discovered that they were all closet aficionados of Mary Shelley's novel, they decided that a book might be written in which each contributor-contestant might try to account for the persistent hold that Frankenstein continues to exercise on the popular imagination. Within a few months, two films--Warhol's Frankenstein and Mel Brooks's Young Frankenstein--and the Hall-Landau and Isherwood-Bachardy television versions of the novel appeared to remind us of our blunted purpose. These manifestations were an auspicious sign and resulted in the book Endura

Frankenstein  based on the novel by Mary Shelley Book

Frankenstein based on the novel by Mary Shelley


  • Author : Nick Dear
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release Date : 2011-02-17
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN 10 : 9780571277223

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Frankenstein based on the novel by Mary Shelley Excerpt :

Slowly I learnt the ways of humans: how to ruin, how to hate, how to debase, how to humiliate. And at the feet of my master I learnt the highest of human skills, the skill no other creature owns: I finally learnt how to lie. Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein's bewildered creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal. Urgent concerns of scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic gothic tale. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, adapted for the stage by Nick Dear, premiered at the National Theatre, London, in February 2011.

Frankenstein   Third Edition Book
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Frankenstein Third Edition


  • Author : Mary Shelley
  • Publisher : Broadview Press
  • Release Date : 2012-06-20
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 375
  • ISBN 10 : 9781770483408

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Frankenstein Third Edition Excerpt :

D.L. Macdonald and Kathleen Scherf’s edition of Frankenstein has been widely acclaimed as an outstanding edition of the novel—for the general reader and the student as much as for the scholar. The editors use as their copy-text the original 1818 version, and detail in an appendix all of Shelley’s later revisions. They also include a range of contemporary documents that shed light on the historical context from which this unique masterpiece emerged. New to this edition is a discussion of Percy Shelley’s role in contributing to the first draft of the novel. Recent scholarship has provoked considerable interest in the degree to which Percy Shelley contributed to Mary Shelley’s original text, and this edition’s updated introduction discusses this scholarship. A new appendix also includes Lord Byron’s “A Fragment” and John William Polidori’s The Vampyre, works that are engaging in their own right and that also add further insights into the literary context of Frankenstein.

Frankenstein Book

Frankenstein


  • Author : Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-03-22
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780192543714

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Frankenstein Excerpt :

By the dim and yellow light of the moon, as it forced its way through the window-shutters, I beheld the wretch-the miserable monster whom I had created. He held up the curtain of the bed; and his eyes, if eyes they may be called, were fixed on me. His jaws opened... Frankenstein is the most celebrated horror story ever written. It tells the dreadful tale of Victor Frankenstein, a visionary young student of natural philosophy, who discovers the secret of life. In the grip of his obsession he constructs a being from dead body parts, and animates this creature. The results, for Victor and for his family, are catastrophic. Written when Mary Shelley was just eighteen, Frankenstein was inspired by the ghost stories and vogue for Gothic literature that fascinated the Romantic writers of her time. She transformed these supernatural elements an epic parable that warned against the threats to humanity posed by accelerating technological progress. Published for the 200th anniversary, this edition, based on the original 1818 text, explains in detail the turbulent intellectual context in which Shelley was writing, and also investigates how her novel has since become a byword for controversial practices in science and medicine, from manipulating ecosystems to vivisection and genetic modification. As an iconic study of power, creativity, and, ultimately, what it is to be human, Frankenstein continues to shape our thinking in profound ways to this day.

Frankenstein 200 Book

Frankenstein 200


  • Author : Rebecca Baumann
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-04-25
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 193
  • ISBN 10 : 9780253039088

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Frankenstein 200 Excerpt :

1. This is an exhibition guide published in partnership with the Lilly Library. Although an exhibit guide, it is well-written and entertaining, and will hold appeal to those interested in Frankenstein even if they don't attend the exhibit 2. At past openings to exhibits, attendance has been between 750-1000 people. 3. 2018 is the 200th Anniversary of the publication of the 1818 edition of Frankenstein, the first edition of the book.

Frankenstein Book

Frankenstein


  • Author : Mary Shelley
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2020-08-13
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 158
  • ISBN 10 : 9783752428179

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Frankenstein Excerpt :

Reproduction of the original: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

This Dark Endeavor Book
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This Dark Endeavor


  • Author : Kenneth Oppel
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-08-23
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442403178

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This Dark Endeavor Excerpt :

Included in this edition of This Dark Endeavor, enjoy a free edition of Mary Shelley's classic Frankenstein. The purest intentions can stir up the darkest obsessions. In this prequel to Mary Shelley’s gothic classic, Frankenstein, 16-year-old Victor Frankenstein begins a dark journey that will change his life forever. Victor’s twin, Konrad, has fallen ill, and no doctor is able to cure him. Unwilling give up on his brother, Victor, his beautiful cousin Elizabeth, and best friend Henry begin a treacherous search for the ingredients to create the forbidden Elixir of Life. Impossible odds, dangerous alchemy, and a bitter love triangle threaten their quest at every turn. Victor knows he must not fail. But his success depends on how far he is willing to push the boundaries of nature, science and, love -- and how much he is willing to sacrifice.

Frankenstein in Modern English  Illustrated  Book

Frankenstein in Modern English Illustrated


  • Author : Mary Shelley
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018-09-28
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN 10 : 1723728411

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Frankenstein in Modern English Illustrated Excerpt :

Have you ever wanted to read Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, but found the language too outdated or difficult to read? This edition updates the vocabulary and language style of the original novel, sentence by sentence, to make this classic novel easier to read for a modern audience. Illustrated.

Imagination and Science in Romanticism Book

Imagination and Science in Romanticism


  • Author : Richard C. Sha
  • Publisher : Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-03-02
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 342
  • ISBN 10 : 9781421439839

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Imagination and Science in Romanticism Excerpt :

Sha concludes that both fields benefited from thinking about how imagination could cooperate with reason—but that this partnership was impossible unless imagination's penchant for fantasy could be contained.