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Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus By Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus
by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Although on one level this book is a story in the Gothic horror tradition, it is also a philosophic novel influenced by the ideas of Godwin and Shelley and the rationalist Enlightenment.
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'I saw the pale student of unhallowed arts kneeling beside the thing he had put together. I saw the hideous phantasm of a man stretched out, and then, on the working of some powerful engine, show signs of life and stir with an uneasy, half-vital motion.' A summer evening's ghost stories, lonely insomnia in a moonlit Alpine's room, and a runaway imagination -- fired by philosophical discussions with Lord Byron and Percy Bysshe Shelley about science, galvanism, and the origins of life -- conspired to produce for Mary Shelley this haunting night specter. By morning, it had become the germ of her Romantic masterpiece, "Frankenstein." Written in 1816 when she was only 19, Mary Shelley's novel of 'The Modern Prometheus' chillingly dramatized the dangerous potential of life begotten upon a laboratory table. A frightening creation myth for our own time, "Frankenstein" remains one of the greatest horror stories ever written and is an undisputed classic of its kind.

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Sku
GOR003153367
Title
Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Year published
Number of pages
320
ISBN 10
0140433627
ISBN 13
9780140433623
Prizes
N/A
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