This specific ISBN edition is currently not available.View all copies of this ISBN edition:
Paperback. Pub Date: 2003 Pages: 288 Publisher: Barnes & Noble Frankenstein by Mary Shelley is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series. which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader. including new scholarship. thoughtful design. and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics: New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholarsBiographies of the authorsChronologies of contemporary historical. biographical. and cultural eventsFootnotes and endnotesSelective discussions of imitations. parodies. poems. books. plays. paintings. operas. statuary. and films inspired by the workComments by other famous authorsStudy questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectationsBibliographies for further readingIndices & Glossaries. when appropriateAll editions a...
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is one of the masterpieces of nineteenth-century Gothicism. While stay-ing in the Swiss Alps in 1816 with her lover Percy Shelley, Lord Byron, and others, Mary, then eighteen, began to concoct the story of Dr. Victor Frankenstein and the monster he brings to life by electricity. Written in a time of great personal tragedy, it is a subversive and morbid story warning against the dehumanization of art and the corrupting influence of science. Packed with allusions and literary references, it is also one of the best thrillers ever written. Frankenstein; Or, the Modern Prometheus was an instant bestseller on publication in 1818. The prototype of the science fiction novel, it has spawned countless imitations and adaptations but retains its original power.
This Modern Library edition includes a new Introduction by Wendy Steiner, the chair of the English department at the University of Pennsylvania and author of The Scandal of Pleasure.
Mary Shelley was born Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin in 1797 in London. She eloped to France with Shelley, whom she married in 1816. After Frankenstein, she wrote several novels, including Valperga and Falkner, and edited editions of the poetry of Shelley, who had died in 1822. Mary Shelley died in London in 1851.
Contains an 8-page plate section with long-unavailable pictures and drawings relating to Mary Shelley and Frankstein. Thoroughly edited and extensively annotated. Includes a 10,000-word section on Mary Shelley's life and works, with a longer chapter on Frankstein, anecdotes, critical perspectives, adaptations and spin-offs. Lavishly produced on natural, high-quality paper, and affordably priced.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Barnes & Noble Classics, 2003. Condition: New. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in NEW condition. Seller Inventory # 1593080050-2-1
Book Description Barnes & Noble Classics, 2003. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: New. Illustrated. Seller Inventory # DADAX1593080050
Book Description Condition: new. Book is in NEW condition. Satisfaction Guaranteed! Fast Customer Service!!. Seller Inventory # MBSN1593080050
Book Description Condition: New. . Seller Inventory # 52YZZZ00EWAO_ns
Book Description Condition: New. . Seller Inventory # 52ZZZZ00DMDP_ns
Book Description Condition: New. . Seller Inventory # 531ZZZ00DMKZ_ns
Book Description Barnes & Noble, Incorporated, 2003. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: Brand New. Illustrated. Ships SAME or NEXT business day. We Ship to APO/FPO addr. Choose EXPEDITED shipping and receive in 2-5 business days within the United States. See our member profile for customer support contact info. We have an easy return policy. Seller Inventory # 46981221
Book Description Barnes & Noble Classics, 2003. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: New. Illustrated. book. Seller Inventory # MB017V8JDW4
Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # S-1593080050
Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # M-1593080050