Frankenstein: The Classic 1818 Edition

Frankenstein: The Classic 1818 Edition

by Mary Shelley


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Frankenstein, Or The Modern Prometheus
The Classic 1818 Text (Verified)
By Mary W. Shelley
Victor Frankenstein, obsessed with scientific theories focused on natural wonders, watches lightning strike an oak tree and is inspired to harness its power.
He develops a technique to bring inanimate bodies to life, including that of a monster creature eight feet tall. But Victor is upset by his creation and what he perceives to be his failure. He rejects the monster, who is left despondent and vowing revenge.
Victor has a breakdown and when he eventually returns home, he discovers his brother William has been murdered. Victor suspects the monster and tries to find peace in a mountain hideaway but the monster finds him and insists Victor hear his own story.
TITLE: Frankenstein
AUTHOR: Mary W. Shelley
LENGTH: 167 Pages
PUBLISHER: Smoking Gun Mystery Books
GENRE: Classic, Classics, Gothic, Horror, Books, Thriller, British

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781503284579
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/18/2014
Pages: 218
Sales rank: 464,421
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.46(d)

About the Author

About The Author
English writer Mary Shelley (1797-1851) is best known for her horror novel Frankenstein. She was the daughter of a famous London writer and political philosopher and her mother died just after giving birth.
In 1812, she met Percy Shelley, a married poet and one of her father's political followers, Two years later, they ran away to Europe and eventually married after Percy's first wife killed herself.
In 1816, the couple spent a summer with Lord Byron, John William Polidori, and Claire Clairmont in Switzerland, where Mary famously conceived the idea for her novel Frankenstein. The book was published in 1818 when Mary was only 20 years old. She wrote many other books aside from Frankenstein, but none matched its success.

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