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Mary and Maria, Matilda: Penguin Classics Audiobook

Mary and Maria, Matilda: Penguin Classics

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Narrator: Kristin Atherton, Rosalind Eleazar Release Date: September 2020

Brought to you by Penguin. This Penguin Classic is performed by Rosalind Eleazar, star of The Personal History of David Copperfield. This definitive edition includes an introduction by Janet Todd. These three works of fiction - two by Mary Wollstonecraft, the radical author of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, and one by her daughter Mary Shelley, creator of Frankenstein - are powerfully emotive stories that combine passion with forceful feminist argument. In Mary Wollstonecraft's Mary, the heroine flees her young husband in order to nurse her dearest friend, Ann, and finds genuine love, while Maria tells of a desperate young woman who seeks consolation in the arms of another man after the loss of her child. And Mary Shelley's Matilda - suppressed for over a century - tells the story of a woman alienated from society by the incestuous passion of her father. Humane, compassionate and highly controversial, these stories demonstrate the strongly original genius of their authors. (P) Penguin Audio 2020

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Frankenstein Audiobook

Frankenstein

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Narrator: Michael Ward Release Date: September 2020

Victor Frankenstein has no idea the horrors he is to unleash when at the University Town of Ingolstadt he create a living being from dead tissue. This begins a cycle of death, remorse, murder and horror that only his death will put to an end. Alternately well received and disregarded since its anonymous publication in 1818. The story of Frankenstein is is generally considered to be a landmark work of romantic and Gothic literature, as well as science fiction. Narrated by Michael Ward.

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Frankenstein (Annotated) Audiobook

Frankenstein (Annotated)

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Narrator: Isabella Smith Release Date: August 2020

This is the Annotated Version of the Original Novel. We had annotated this Novel by adding a summary of 40100 words (approx.) which consists of a 50% to 60% summary of the total Novel. The Brief description of the novel is as follows:- Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is a novel written by English author Mary Shelley (1797–1851) that tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, a young scientist who creates a hideous sapient creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment. Shelley started writing the story when she was 18, and the first edition was published anonymously in London on 1 January 1818, when she was 20. Her name first appeared in the second edition published in Paris in 1821. Shelley traveled through Europe in 1815 along the river Rhine in Germany stopping in Gernsheim, 17 kilometres (11 mi) away from Frankenstein Castle, where two centuries before, an alchemist engaged in experiments. She then journeyed to the region of Geneva, Switzerland, where much of the story takes place. The topic of galvanism and occult ideas were themes of conversation among her companions, particularly her lover and future husband Percy B. Shelley. Mary, Percy and Lord Byron had a competition to see who could write the best horror story. After thinking for days, Shelley dreamt about a scientist who created life and was horrified by what he had made, inspiring the novel.

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Prueba de amor Audiobook

Prueba de amor

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Narrator: Eva Coll Release Date: June 2020

Después de conseguir el permiso de la priora para salir unas horas, Angeline, interna en el convento de Santa Anna, en la pequeña ciudad lombarda de Este, se puso en camino para hacer una visita. Angeline llevaba muchos meses sin abandonar los muros del convento, por lo que se sintió un tanto atemorizada cuando se vio sola en el camino aunque conocía perfectamente cada palmo del mismo. La condesa de Moncenigo había muerto al dar a luz su segundo hijo y, desde entonces, la madre de Angeline había residido en la villa, por lo que ella se había criado recorriendo aquellos caminos y vericuetos.

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El sueño Audiobook

El sueño

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Narrator: Eva Coll Release Date: June 2020

En un enorme y fortificado castillo, construido en una empinada escarpa dominando el Loira, no lejos de la ciudad de Nantes, moraba la última de su raza y heredera de su fortuna, la joven y hermosa condesa de Villeneuve. El año anterior lo había pasado en completa soledad en su apartada mansión; y el luto que llevaba por su padre y dos hermanos, víctimas de las guerras civiles, era una gentil y buena razón para no aparecer en la corte, y mezclarse en sus festejos. Pero la huérfana Condesa había heredado un título de alcurnia y extensas tierras; y pronto comprendió que el Rey, su guardián, deseaba que ella otorgara ambos, junto con su mano, a algún noble cuyo nacimiento y talentos personales le dieran derecho a la dote. Constanza, como respuesta, expresó su intención de profesar votos y retirarse a un convento. El Rey se lo prohibió seria y resueltamente, creyendo que semejante idea era el resultado de la sensibilidad sobreexcitada por la pena, y confiando en la esperanza de que, después de un tiempo, el genial espíritu de la juventud despejaría esta nube.

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Frankenstein Audiobook

Frankenstein

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Narrator: Jon Cleg Release Date: June 2020

Frankenstein begins in epistolary form, documenting the correspondence between Captain Robert Walton and his sister, Margaret Walton Saville. Walton sets out to explore the North Pole and expand his scientific knowledge in hopes of achieving fame and friendship. The ship becomes trapped in ice, and, one day, the crew sees a dog sled in the distance, on which there is the figure of a giant man. Hours later, the crew finds a frozen and emaciated man, Victor Frankenstein, in desperate need of sustenance. Frankenstein had been in pursuit of the gigantic man observed by Walton's crew when all but one of his dogs died. He had broken apart his dog sled to make oars and rowed an ice-raft toward the vessel. Frankenstein starts to recover from his exertion and recounts his story to Walton. Before beginning his story, Frankenstein warns Walton of the wretched effects of allowing ambition to push one to aim beyond what one is capable of achieving. In telling his story to the captain, Frankenstein finds peace within himself.

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Frankenstein Audiobook

Frankenstein

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Narrator: Ella Acton Release Date: April 2020

Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus is a novel written by the British author Mary Shelley. Shelley wrote the novel when she was 18 years old. The first edition was published anonymously in London in 1818, and this audiobook is read from that text. The title of the novel refers to the scientist, Victor Frankenstein, who learns how to create life and creates a being in the likeness of man, but larger than average and more powerful. In modern popular culture, people have tended to refer to the Creature as 'Frankenstein' (especially in films since 1931), despite this being the name of the scientist, and the creature being unnamed in the book itself. Frankenstein is a novel infused with elements of the Gothic novel and the Romantic movement. It was also a warning against the 'over-reaching' of modern man and the Industrial Revolution, alluded to in the novel's subtitle, The Modern Prometheus. The story has had an influence across literature and popular culture and spawned a complete genre of horror stories and films. It is arguably considered the first fully-realised science fiction novel and raises many issues still relevant to today's society. 

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Frankenstein Audiobook

Frankenstein

Author: Deanna Mcfadden, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Narrator: Rebecca K. Reynolds Release Date: March 2020

Mary Shelley’s tragic story of a scientist who created a monster is perhaps even more compelling and meaningful today than when it was written nearly two centuries ago. From the bits and pieces of dead bodies, and the power of electricity, the brilliant Victor Frankenstein fashions a new form of life—only to discover, too late, the irreparable damage he has caused.

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Frankenstein Audiobook

Frankenstein

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Narrator: Varios Narradores Release Date: March 2020

- Este audiolibro está narrado en Español neutral. '¡Despiadado creador! Me has dado sentimientos y pasiones, pero me has abandonado al desprecio y al asco de la humanidad.' La historia del joven científico Victor Frankenstein y su 'demoníaca criatura' propicia un extraordinario relato de terror y aborda temas fundamentales de la naturaleza humana vigentes en la sociedad actual. El monstruo, compuesto por trozos de cadáveres cosidos, ante el profundo rechazo que recibe tanto de su creador como de la sociedad, se siente desdichado, se rebela y mantiene al lector cautivo al suspenso por los hechos tétricos que provienen. Esta novela es una alegoría de la perversión que puede traer el desarrollo científico y un reflejo del miedo a lo desconocido que deviene en un sentimiento de horror y desagrado profundo. Considerada como la primera historia moderna de ciencia ficción y una magnífica novela de terror gótico, esta obra es símbolo del horror de lo inhumano. Fue escrita durante la revolución industrial, época en la que no sólo se transforma la naturaleza y la sociedad, sino que también la mentalidad y la lengua de los hombres, y donde nació el miedo hacia el propio ser humano y a los desconocidos avances tecnológicos. Entre las múltiples adaptaciones al cine, se destaca la película de Kenneth Branagh con la actuación de Robert de Niro, y la película de Paul McGuigan (2015) con la actuación de Daniel Radcliffe.

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The Mourner Audiobook

The Mourner

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Narrator: Ghizela Rowe, Richard Mitchley Release Date: January 2020

Born in 1797, her Mother died when she was only 11 days old. Mary was then raised by her Father, who remarried when she was four, with a liberal but informal upbringing. At 17 she began the relationship with the poet Percy Byshe Shelley which was the bedrock of her life; although society viewed the unmarrieds somewhat differently. It was in this relationship that she nurtured and edited Shelley’s verse and wrote, at 21, her signature work “Frankenstein” for which she is so well known. Her husband drowned when she was 25 which added further to the earlier loss of 3 of her 4 children. Beset with such great tragedy, at only 53 a brain tumour was to take her own life. In this volume we turn our attention to her short stories which creep with menace and view the world with a very suspicious eye.

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Classic Short Stories - Volume 10 Audiobook

Classic Short Stories - Volume 10

Author: Mark Twain, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Narrator: Ghizela Rowe, Stuart Milligan Release Date: January 2020

Stories are one of mankind’s greatest artistic achievements. Whether written down or spoken they have an ability to capture our imagination and thoughts, and take us on incredible journeys in the space of a phrase and the turn of a page.Within a few words of text or speech, new worlds and characters form, propelling a narrative to a conclusion with intricate ease. Finely crafted, perfectly formed these Miniature Masterpieces, at first thought, seem remarkably easy to conjure up. But ask any writer and they will tell you that distilling the essence of narrative and characters into a short story is one of the hardest acts of their literary craft. Many attempt, but few achieve.

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Frankenstein o el moderno Prometeo Audiobook

Frankenstein o el moderno Prometeo

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Narrator: Jordi Boixaderas Release Date: November 2019

Grandes Clásicos Literatura Random House recupera en una nueva traducción este gran clásico imperecedero de la literatura gótica. «El mito de Frankenstein proyecta su espectacular sombra so- bre las inmensas bibliotecas de la literatura y el cine occidental.» Alberto Manguel En el verano de 1816, el poeta Percy B. Shelley y su esposa Mary se reunieron con Lord Byron y su médico en una villa a orillas del lago Leman. A instancias de Lord Byron y para animar una velada tormentosa, decidieron que cada uno inventaría una historia de fantasmas. La más callada y reservada, Mary Shelley, dio vida así a quien sería su personaje más famoso: el doctor Frankenstein. Al cabo de un año completaría la novela. La historia es de todos conocida: un científico decide crear una criatura con vida propia a la que luego rechaza. Metáfora sobre la vida, la libertad y el amor, Frankenstein o el moderno Prometeo es una maravillosa fábula con todos los ingredientes de los grandes mitos, un gran clásico que ahora recuperamos con una nueva traducción y precedido de un espléndido estudio de Alberto Manguel sobre la influencia del mito en el imaginario del cine. «Cuando esos músculos y esas articulaciones adquirieron la facultad de moverse, aquel ser se convirtió en algo tan indescriptible que ni siquiera Dante habría sido capaz de concebir nada igual.»

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