Frankenstein: Or the Modern Prometheus

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Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus, was completed by Mary Shelley at the age of 19. She infused this original novel with Gothic and Romantic elements. Scientist Victor Frankenstein creates a large and powerful creature in the likeness of man, but is disgusted by his own creation and he abandons the being to fend for itself. Spawning generations of horror stories in the genre, Frankenstein is a gruesome warning against playing God and attempting the engineering of life.
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"There is something at work in my soul which I do not understand..."

Mary Shelley:  literary queen of the Romantic era, deeply influenced by the Gothic tradition, and arguably the matriarch of the Science Fiction genre. Her works, though composed in the 1800s, contain elements straight out of today's headlines: the tension between what science can do vs. what it should do, cryonics, contagion, apocalypse and other dark futuristic themes. Shelley introduced the world to the first "mad scientist" character in her most popular work, Frankenstein, inspiring generations of horror stories, films, and comic books.

This collection includes:

Novels
Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus
Mathilda
The Last Man
Valperga
Lodore
Falkner
The Fortunes of Perkin Warbeck

Children's Literature
Proserpine & Midas

Short Stories
The Dream
The Mortal Immortal
The Evil Eye
The Invisible Girl
The Heir of Mondolfo
Transformation

Non-Fiction
Notes to the Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley

Biography
Mrs. Shelley by Lucy Madox Rosetti

Audiobook Links: Links to download free, full-length audiobooks for some of Mary Shelley's works can be found at the end of the book.

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The Floating Press
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Jan 1, 2009
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Pages
344
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ISBN
9781877527340
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Language
English
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Fiction / Classics
Fiction / Horror
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"There is something at work in my soul which I do not understand..."

Mary Shelley:  literary queen of the Romantic era, deeply influenced by the Gothic tradition, and arguably the matriarch of the Science Fiction genre. Her works, though composed in the 1800s, contain elements straight out of today's headlines: the tension between what science can do vs. what it should do, cryonics, contagion, apocalypse and other dark futuristic themes. Shelley introduced the world to the first "mad scientist" character in her most popular work, Frankenstein, inspiring generations of horror stories, films, and comic books.

This collection includes:

Novels
Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus
Mathilda
The Last Man
Valperga
Lodore
Falkner
The Fortunes of Perkin Warbeck

Children's Literature
Proserpine & Midas

Short Stories
The Dream
The Mortal Immortal
The Evil Eye
The Invisible Girl
The Heir of Mondolfo
Transformation

Non-Fiction
Notes to the Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley

Biography
Mrs. Shelley by Lucy Madox Rosetti

Audiobook Links: Links to download free, full-length audiobooks for some of Mary Shelley's works can be found at the end of the book.

About this Digital Papyrus edition

"Experience the Digital Papyrus Difference!"

We are devoted book lovers and formatting fanatics. Our team has experience producing thousands of ebooks since 2011 for discerning authors and readers alike. We know what readers expect from their ebook purchases. We avoid distracting formatting inconsistencies and annoying glitches too often found in ebooks.

We adhere to the highest standards in producing our ebooks—regardless of the sale price. (Low or value pricing should never be an excuse for second-rate work!)

We want readers of our ebooks to get lost in the story just as easily as readers of print books. Our promise is a pleasant reading experience.

10% of all Digital Papyrus profits are donated to charity every month.
For the bicentennial of its first publication, Mary Shelley’s original 1818 text, introduced by National Book Critics Circle award-winner Charlotte Gordon. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read
 
2018 marks the bicentennial of Mary Shelley’s seminal novel. For the first time, Penguin Classics will publish the original 1818 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 emphasizes Shelley’s relationship with her mother—trailblazing feminist Mary Wollstonecraft, who penned A Vindication of the Rights of Woman—and demonstrates her commitment to carrying forward her mother’s ideals, placing her in the context of a feminist legacy rather than the sole female in the company of male poets, including Percy Shelley and Lord Byron.
 
This edition includes a new introduction and suggestions for further reading by National Book Critics Circle award-winner and Shelley expert Charlotte Gordon, literary excerpts and reviews selected by Gordon, and a chronology and essay by preeminent Shelley scholar Charles E. Robinson.
 
For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,800 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
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