Frankenstein - Mary Shelley (Paperback)

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Description

Part of Alma Classics Evergreens series, this new edition of Frankenstein contains pictures and an extensive section on Shelley's life and works.

Product Details

Barcode
9781847493507
Department
Books
Released
16 Jan 2014
Supply Source
South Africa

Book

Authors
Mary Shelley
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Trafalgar Square
Series
Alma Evergreens
Language
English
Number of Pages
244
Dimensions
216 x 140mm (219g)

Annotation

Part of Alma Classics Evergreens series, this new edition of Frankenstein contains pictures and an extensive section on Shelley's life and works.

Summary

Since it was first published in 1818, Mary Shelley's seminal novel has generated countless print, stage and screen adaptations, but none has ever matched the power and philosophical resonance of the original. Composed as part of a challenge with Byron and Shelley to conjure up the most terrifying ghost story, Frankenstein narrates the chilling tale of a being created by a bright young scientist and the catastrophic consequences that ensue.

Considered by many to be the first science-fiction novel, the tragic tale of Victor Frankenstein and the tortured creation he rejects is a classic fable about the pursuit of knowledge, the nature of beauty and the monstrosity inherent to man.

Fiction

General Subject
Literature/Classics
BISAC Subject 1
Fiction / Classics
BISAC Subject 2
Fiction / Horror
BIC Classification 1
Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
Library Subject 1
Science fiction
Library Subject 2
Horror fiction
Library Subject 3
Scientists
Academic Subject 1
19Th Century English Novel And Short Story
Academic Subject 2
Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, 1797-1851
Dewey Classification
813

Author Bio

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1797-1851) was an English author. She was also the wife of Percy Bysshe Shelley, whose works she edited. A political radical, Frankenstein is her most famous work.