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Frankenstein By Mary Shelley

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What you create can destroy you. Victor Frankenstein's story is one of ambition, murder and revenge. As a young scientist he pushed moral boundaries in order to cross the final frontier and create life. But his creation is a monster stitched together from grave-robbed body parts who has no place in the world, and his life can only lead to tragedy.
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Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

What you create can destroy you. One freezing morning, a lone man wandering across the Artic ice caps is rescued from starvation by a ship's captain. Victor Frankenstein's story is one of ambition, murder and revenge. As a young scientist he pushed moral boundaries in order to cross the final frontier and create life. But his creation is a monster stitched together from grave-robbed body parts who has no place in the world, and his life can only lead to tragedy. Written when she was only nineteen, Shelley's gothic tale is one of the greatest horror stories ever published.

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Frankenstein Reviews


"A haunting, melancholy work of gothic beauty" * Independent *
"The most famous of all horror stories still packs a punch" * Daily Mail *
"A masterpiece" -- Phillip Pullman
"Frankenstein launched an entire genre of dystopian fiction, and a legacy of horror at the consequences of unbridled experimentation" * Daily Telegraph *
"Shelley's speechifying, lonely, Miltonic monster remains one of the greatest characters in all of literature... The book may also be the greatest meditation on birth I have ever read." -- Siri Hustvedt * The Week *

About Mary Shelley


Mary Shelley was born in London on 30 August 1797. Her mother, the celebrated feminist writer Mary Wollstonecraft, died a few days after her birth.Her father, William Godwin, a well-known anarchist and atheist writer, tutored Mary. In 1814, when she was sixteen, she fell in love with the married poet Percy Bysshe Shelley and they eloped to France. In 1816 the couple travelled to Lake Geneva to spend the summer with the poet Byron. Mary was inspired to write Frankenstein after Byron arranged a ghost story competition during their stay. In the autumn of 1816 Shelley's pregnant wife drowned herself in the Serpentine in Hyde Park and Shelley immediately married Mary. The couple had four children together but only one son survived infancy. They lived in Italy until Percy's death in a boating accident in 1822. Mary continued to write until her death in London on 1 February 1851. She is buried in Bournemouth.

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GOR001917010
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Mary Shelley
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2007-08-02
240
0099512041
9780099512042
N/A
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