Mary Shelley - Author

About the Author

Mary Shelley was born in 1797, the only daughter of writers William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin. In 1814 she eloped with poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, whom she married in 1816. She is best remembered as the author of Frankenstein, but she wrote several other works, including Valperga and The Last Man. She died in 1851.

Maurice Hindle studied at the universities of Keele, Durham and Essex, gaining a Ph.D. in Literature from Essex in 1989. He currently teaches at the Open University.

Featured books by Mary Shelley

Frankenstein Or, the Modern Prometheus

Frankenstein Or, the Modern Prometheus

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/01/2003

Obsessed with the idea of creating life itself, Victor Frankenstein plunders graveyards for the material with which to fashion a new being, shocking his creation to life with electricity. But this botched creature, rejected by its creator and denied human companionship, sets out to destroy Frankenstein and all that he holds dear. Mary Shelley's chilling gothic tale was conceived when she was only eighteen, living with her lover Percy Shelley near Lord Byron's villa on Lake Geneva. It would become the world's most famous work of Gothic horror, and Frankenstein's monster an instantly-recognisable symbol of the limits of human creativity. Based on the third edition of 1831, this volume contains all the revisions Mary Shelley made to her story, as well as her 1831 introduction and Percy Shelley's preface to the first edition. This revised edition includes as appendices a select collation of the texts of 1818 and 1831 together with A Fragment by Lord Byron and Dr John Polidori's The Vampyre: A Tale . Mary Shelley (1797-1851) was the only daughter of the author and political philosopher William Godwin, and Mary Wollstonecraft, author of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman . In 1814 she eloped with poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, whom she married when his first wife died in 1816. She is best remembered as the author of Frankenstein , but she wrote several other works, including Valperga and The Last Man . If you liked Frankenstein , you might enjoy Bram Stoker's Dracula , also available in Penguin Classics .

Other books by Mary Shelley

Mary Shelley Horror Stories

Mary Shelley Horror Stories

Author: Mary Shelley, Fiona Sampson Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/09/2018

Mary Shelley, whose Frankenstein is the foundation of modern SF, fantasy and horror fiction, was born to the writer William Godwin and social campaigner Mary Wollstonecraft. This new, special collection brings together extracts of her novels and short stories, with an emphasis on the supernatural.

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/07/2018

A beautiful new hardback edition of Mary Shelley's Gothic horror classic, Frankenstein, to coincide with the 200th anniversary of the book's first publication INCLUDES A CULTURAL HISTORY OF FRANKENSTEIN'S MONSTER Navigating the Arctic, the captain of a ship rescues a man wandering near death across the ice caps. How the man got there reveals itself a story of ambition, murder and revenge. As a young scientist, Victor Frankenstein pushed moral boundaries in order to cross the final frontier and create life. But his creation is a monster stitched together from grave-plundered body parts who has no place in the world, and his existence can only lead to tragedy.

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/06/2018

With an introduction from Haifaa al-Mansour, director of Mary Shelley. There is something in my soul, which I do not understand. Written by a teenage girl, Frankenstein is one of literature's greatest Gothic horror stories. Now with a striking new cover, discover one of the books considered to be a pioneer of YA. ----- Victor Frankenstein has made a terrible mistake. In his desperate pursuit to create life, he has created a monster. A monster which, abandoned by his master and shunned by everyone it meets, follows Dr Frankenstein to the very ends of the earth with horror and murder in its recycled heart. Shelly takes the reader on a journey through St Petersburg, to the beautiful Swiss Alps, to the desolate waste of the Arctic Circle, in a story that has sent a chill down the spines of generations.

Frankenstein; Or, The Modern Prometheus (Legend Classics)

Frankenstein; Or, The Modern Prometheus (Legend Classics)

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/06/2018

Part of the Legend Classics series The young scientist Victor Frankenstein experiments with alchemy to fulfil his greatest ambition: to create life. Once he succeeds and his creature takes its first breath, he realises he has made a monster and abandons it. The creature, shunned by the world and filled with rage, decides to follow its master. One of the most famous horror novels of all time and considered by many to be the first science-fiction novel, Shelley's masterpiece has entertained and horrified its readers for 200 years.

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/05/2018

Committed to the deadly pursuit of the monster he created, Victor Frankenstein tells his chilling story. It all began with a desire to help mankind, but where will it end? Frankenstein leads us through vast mountainous landscapes and over frozen seas. Can he stop the fiend's murderous course? Is he prepared to do what the monster demands? The reader will be shocked and surprised. Is the monster as evil as he seems? Is Victor Frankenstein responsible for the tortures he himself endures? What can Frankenstein's terrible tale teach us today?

The Fortunes of Perkin Warbeck

The Fortunes of Perkin Warbeck

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/05/2018

The Essential Frankenstein

The Essential Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/05/2018

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/04/2018

Falkner

Falkner

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/04/2018

Mathilda

Mathilda

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/04/2018

A Dark and Stormy Night

A Dark and Stormy Night

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2018

The Last Man

The Last Man

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2018

Lodore

Lodore

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/03/2018

Frankenstein: The 1818 Text

Frankenstein: The 1818 Text

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/03/2018

Mary Shelley's seminal novel of the scientist whose creation becomes a monster This edition is 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 includes a new introduction and suggestions for further reading by author and Shelley expert Charlotte Gordon, literary excerpts and reviews selected by Gordon and a chronology and essay by preeminent Shelley scholar Charles E. Robinson.

Classics Reimagined, Frankenstein

Classics Reimagined, Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/01/2018

With detailed and evocative imagery, renowned artist David Plunkert takes readers on a dark journey into the greatest novel in the monster genre, Frankenstein. Celebrating the bicentennial anniversary of Mary Shelley's original 1818 version, Rockport Publisher's Classics Reimagined series presents this beautiful deluxe edition. The 256-page hardcover book features an 8 page vellum insert detailing the doctor's designs, and a stunning, full-bleed gatefold image of the monster. Finished with printed endpapers, this masterpiece volume is perfect for book lovers and art lovers alike. The suspense and horror of Dr. Frankenstein reanimating assembled body parts, the monster spying on an unknowing family, and the creature's revenge on his maker take on whole new meaning when accompanied by Plunkert's mystical, layered interpretations. The Classics Reimagined series is a library of stunning collector's editions of unabridged classic novels illustrated by contemporary artists from around the world. Each artist offers his or her own unique, visual interpretation of the most well-loved, widely read, and avidly collected literature from renowned authors.

Frankenstein Or the Modern Prometheus

Frankenstein Or the Modern Prometheus

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/01/2018

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/01/2018

Enduring power. --The New York Times Packaged in handsome and affordable trade editions, Clydesdale Classics is a new series of essential literary works. The series features literary phenomena with influence and themes so great that, after their publication, they changed literature forever. From the musings of literary geniuses such as Mark Twain in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, to the striking personal narratives from Harriet Jacobs in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, this new series is a comprehensive collection of our literary history through the words of the exceptional few. Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus, is often referred to as one the most important literary works of all time. Having been adapted and reprinted thousands of times, and often cited as the birth of the gothic novel and the science fiction genre, Frankenstein has captivated readers for centuries. It is the haunting tale of Victor Frankenstein, a young scientist who creates a grotesque and cognizant being through a scientific experiment. The monster, as it's frequently referred to throughout the novel, consists of sewn body parts from multiple cadavers being used for scientific research. On a dark, stormy night, the creature is brought to life by being shocked with an electrical current harnessed from a lightning storm. The novel explores scientific practices such as galvanism, as well as the ethical repercussions of bringing the deceased back to life. With its grim, but gripping narrative, Frankenstein is the classic story of life and death, humanity and monstrosity, and blurring the lines in between.

EDGE: Classics Retold: Frankenstein

EDGE: Classics Retold: Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/12/2017

Frankenstein is the terrifying story of a scientist who uses his powers to bring a dead body back to life and thus creates a monster. Little can the scientist imagine the consequences of his actions, as he and his creation quickly become drawn into a deadly game of cat and mouse, which only one of them can win... Adapted by Mick Gowar from the original novel by Mary Shelley. A series of adaptations of well-known stories, designed to introduce young readers to the classics. Divided into short chapters and illustrated with modern black and white artwork, each title will offer the reader an accessible and exciting read.

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/12/2017

Victor Frankenstein is driven to the edge of insanity by his obsession with making a living creature. Using scientific experiments, he brings a monster to life, but when the creature begins to breathe, it's clear that it's intelligent and sensitive. Spurned by Victor and everyone it meets, it eventually turns on its own maker with tragic results. Illustrations: Full colour throughout

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/10/2017

New abridgement, perfect for ages 9 to 12 All-new illustration by Spanish artist Oscar Dominguez. 28 full color illustrations as well as 24 black & white spot illustrations A chilling classic work that continues to haunt and inspire readers today

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley Format: eBook Release Date: 17/10/2017

Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus, is often referred to as one the most important literary works of all time. Adapted and reprinted thousands of times, and often cited as the birth of the gothic novel and the science fiction genre, Frankenstein has captivated readers for centuries. This stunning edition is designed for a younger audience, complete with breathtaking illustrations and a more accessible, abridged text.It is the haunting tale of Victor Frankenstein, a young scientist who creates cognizant, ghoulish being through a scientific experiment. On a dark, stormy night the creature is brought to life by being shocked with an electrical current harnessed from a lightning storm. With its grim, but gripping narrative, Frankenstein is the classic story of life and death, humanity and monstrosity, and blurring the lines in between.

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley Format: eBook Release Date: 16/10/2017

Few creatures of horror have seized readers imaginations and held them for so long as the anguished monster of Mary Shelleys Frankenstein. The story of Victor Frankensteins terrible creation and the havoc it caused has enthralled generations of readers and inspired countless writers of horror and suspense. Considering the novels enduring success, it is remarkable that it began merely as a whim of Lord Byrons.About the Author:Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin (17971851), daughter of political radical William Godwin and feminist writer Mary Wollstonecraft, grew up among the leading voices of the Romantic movement. She met and wed poet Percy Bysshe Shelley in 1816. When the Shelleys spent that summer on Lake Geneva with friendsamong them, Lord ByronByron challenged the writers to a ghost-story contest. Mary Shelley's sketch inspired her novel Frankenstein (1818), influenced by her loss of her infant daughter in 1815. Four years after Frankenstein's publication, her husband drowned. The tragedy haunted Shelley for the rest of her life, which she dedicated to annotating her husband's writing, publishing her own novels, and revising Frankenstein for republication.

Mathilda

Mathilda

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/09/2017

Mary Shelley's Mathilda, the story of one woman's existential struggle after learning of her father's desire for her, has been identified as Shelley's most important work after Frankenstein. The two texts share many characteristics, besides authorship and contemporaneity: both concern parental abandonment; both contribute to the Gothic form through themes of incest, insanity, suicidality, monstrosity, and isolation; and both are epistolary. However, Mathilda was not published until 1959, 140 years after Shelley wrote it - in part because Shelley's father, William Godwin, suppressed it. This new edition encourages a critical reconsideration of a novella that has been critically stereotyped as biographical, and explores the importance of the novella to the Romantic debate about suicide.Historical appendices trace the connections between Mathilda and other works by Shelley and by her mother, Mary Wollstonecraft, while also providing biographical documents, contemporary works on the theme of incest, and documents on suicide in the Romantic era.

Oxford Children's Classics: Frankenstein

Oxford Children's Classics: Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/09/2017

Scientist Victor Frankenstein, is determined to create intelligent life. He works night and day on his experiment until at last he succeeds. Only then does he realize that what he has created is a monster ...Oxford Children's Classics presents this timeless gothic tale in this stunning new edition which not only contains the complete and unabridged text but also lots of bonus features to help you get the most from the story and recommendations for other adventures readers might enjoy.

The New Annotated Frankenstein

The New Annotated Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley, Guillermo Del Toro, Anne K. (UCLA) Mellor Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/08/2017

Remarkably, a nineteen-year-old, writing her first novel, penned a tale that combines tragedy, morality, social commentary, and a thoughtful examination of the very nature of knowledge , writes Leslie S. Klinger. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is often reductively dismissed as a monster film or a cautionary tale about experimental science gone haywire. Illuminating every hidden dimension of the first truly modern myth , Klinger does for Shelley's story of early nineteenth-century horror what he did for Sherlock Holmes, Dracula and H.P. Lovecraft, bringing this gothic tale to nightmarish life by reproducing the original text with the most lavishly illustrated and comprehensively annotated edition to date.

The Fortunes of Perkin Warbeck A Romance; Vol. II

The Fortunes of Perkin Warbeck A Romance; Vol. II

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/07/2017

The Fortunes of Perkin Warbeck A Romance; Vol. II

The Fortunes of Perkin Warbeck A Romance; Vol. II

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/07/2017

The Fortunes of Perkin Warbeck A Romance; Vol. I

The Fortunes of Perkin Warbeck A Romance; Vol. I

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/07/2017

The Fortunes of Perkin Warbeck A Romance; Vol. I

The Fortunes of Perkin Warbeck A Romance; Vol. I

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/07/2017

Frankenstein Or, the Modern Prometheus; Vol. II

Frankenstein Or, the Modern Prometheus; Vol. II

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/07/2017

Frankenstein Or, the Modern Prometheus; Vol. I

Frankenstein Or, the Modern Prometheus; Vol. I

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/07/2017

Frankenstein Or, the Modern Prometheus; Vol. I

Frankenstein Or, the Modern Prometheus; Vol. I

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/07/2017

Frankenstein Or, the Modern Prometheus; Vol. II

Frankenstein Or, the Modern Prometheus; Vol. II

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/07/2017

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley Format: eBook Release Date: 11/07/2017

A masterpiece of nineteenth-century gothic horror, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein also has the distinction of being the first science fiction novel. Dr. Victor Frankenstein, an ambitious young scientist, is consumed by a fanatic desire to create a living being. He fashions an eight-foot creature and succeeds in animating him but, horrified by his visage, perceives his creation to be a monster and frightens him away. The monster, wandering in search of human companionship, is spurned and repulsed by all he approaches, and learns to hate and to kill. He confronts his maker with a terrible choice: unless Frankenstein creates for him a mate, he will go on a rampage of destruction. A subversive tale about the corrupt tendencies in humanity's most "e;civilized"e; ambitions, this haunting thriller maintains its hold in the collective imagination centuries after its first publication.

Frankenstein Original 1818 Uncensored Version

Frankenstein Original 1818 Uncensored Version

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/06/2017

Frankenstein Original 1818 Uncensored Version

Frankenstein Original 1818 Uncensored Version

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/06/2017

Frankenstein Annotated for Scientists, Engineers, and Creators of All Kinds

Frankenstein Annotated for Scientists, Engineers, and Creators of All Kinds

Author: Mary Shelley, Charles E. Robinson Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/05/2017

The original 1818 text of Mary Shelley's classic novel, with annotations and essays highlighting its scientific, ethical, and cautionary aspects. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein has endured in the popular imagination for two hundred years. Begun as a ghost story by an intellectually and socially precocious eighteen-year-old author during a cold and rainy summer on the shores of Lake Geneva, the dramatic tale of Victor Frankenstein and his stitched-together creature can be read as the ultimate parable of scientific hubris. Victor, the modern Prometheus, tried to do what he perhaps should have left to Nature: create life. Although the novel is most often discussed in literary-historical terms-as a seminal example of romanticism or as a groundbreaking early work of science fiction-Mary Shelley was keenly aware of contemporary scientific developments and incorporated them into her story. In our era of synthetic biology, artificial intelligence, robotics, and climate engineering, this edition of Frankenstein will resonate forcefully for readers with a background or interest in science and engineering, and anyone intrigued by the fundamental questions of creativity and responsibility. This edition of Frankenstein pairs the original 1818 version of the manuscript-meticulously line-edited and amended by Charles E. Robinson, one of the world's preeminent authorities on the text-with annotations and essays by leading scholars exploring the social and ethical aspects of scientific creativity raised by this remarkable story. The result is a unique and accessible edition of one of the most thought-provoking and influential novels ever written. Essays by Elizabeth Bear, Cory Doctorow, Heather E. Douglas, Josephine Johnston, Kate MacCord, Jane Maienschein, Anne K. Mellor, Alfred Nordmann

Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus - Large Print Edition

Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus - Large Print Edition

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/04/2017

Falkner

Falkner

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/03/2017

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/03/2017

Mathilda

Mathilda

Author: Mary Shelley Format: eBook Release Date: 21/02/2017

Mary Shelley's shocking, tragic, and some say autobiographical tale of incestuous love. Confined to her deathbed, Mathilda narrates the story of her life. It is a tale of sweeping emotion, shameful secrets, and wretched love. Her mother having died in childbirth, Mathilda is raised by her aunt until the age of sixteen, at which point she happily returns home to live with her father. But he turns deeply melancholic when a young suitor begins to visit Mathilda at their London home, and the idyllic life parent and child once shared turns sour. Pushed to confess his all-consuming love for his own daughter, Mathilda's father bids her farewell before shame drives him to drown himself. Finally, after years of solitude and grief, Mathilda's hope for happiness is renewed in the form of a gifted young poet named Woodville. But while his genius is transcendent, and he loves Mathilda dearly, the specter of her father still lingers. Though Mary Shelley wrote Mathilda in 1819, directly after the publication of Frankenstein, her father and publisher, William Godwin, refused to print it. Nearly a century and a half later, in 1959, the manuscript was finally published and has become one of Shelley's best-known works. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Frankenstein Foxton Reader Level 3 (900 headwords B1/B2)

Frankenstein Foxton Reader Level 3 (900 headwords B1/B2)

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Board book Release Date: 02/02/2017

He decides to make a new creature but his experiment goes wrong. Frankenstein makes a male monster which is very ugly. He runs away from the monster. The monster tries to make friends. Everyone is afraid of him as he's very ugly. They run away from him and he feels very lonely. He begins to hate people and wants to hurt them. Foxton Readers are a series of carefully graded books aimed at ESL / EAL learners of beginner to advanced levels. They are based on a comprehensive grammar and vocabulary framework to match each ability level and to ensure each learner progresses. They are not only suitable for ESL / EAL learners but can also be used with native speakers of primary school age.

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley, David Pinching Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/01/2017

Frankenstein is the most famous novel by Mary Shelley: a dark parable of science misused. Victor Frankenstein, a brilliant but wayward scientist, builds a human from dead flesh. Horrified at what he has done, he abandons his creation. The hideous creature learns language and becomes civilized but society rejects him. Spurned, he seeks vengeance on his creator. So begins a cycle of destruction, with Frankenstein and his 'monster' pursuing each other to the extremes of nature until all vestiges of their humanity are lost. In 1831, Mary Shelley succumbed to conservative pressures and toned down elements of the work. The novel is presented here in its original form and with an afterword by David Pinching. Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.

Frankenstein (World Classics, Unabridged)

Frankenstein (World Classics, Unabridged)

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/10/2016

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley Format: eBook Release Date: 31/08/2016

Victor Frankenstein, an unorthodox scientist, creates a grotesque human-like creature in an experiment gone awry. His monster has become one of the most recognized characters in all of literature. The original novel, digitally reproduced in this edition, was written by Mary Shelley and published in 1818.Sayre Street Books offers the world's greatest literature in easy to navigate, beautifully designed digital editions.

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley, Sylvia Hunt Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/07/2016

Ultimul om

Ultimul om

Author: Mary Shelley Format: eBook Release Date: 14/06/2016

In secolul XXI, omenirea, devastata de ciuma, se afla in pragul extinctiei. Si, pentru ca nu exista leac, evenimentele se precipita, iar protagonistii, in incercarea de a si salva vietile, pleaca in cautarea unui taram iluzoriu, a unui nou eden care sa prezerve umanitatea.n final, rA mas singur, naratorul trA ieE te cu speranE a cA undeva, ntrun colE al planetei, existA mA car un supravieE uitor E i porneE te n cA utarea lui.

Frankenstein sau noul Prometeu

Frankenstein sau noul Prometeu

Author: Mary Shelley Format: eBook Release Date: 14/06/2016

Un tanar student forteaza destinul si creeaza din bucati un adevarat monstru. Tragedia omului creat consta in faptul ca desi are un aspect infiorator este totusi marcat de trairi si sentimente umane. Respins de societate monstrul incepe sa ucida si nu poate fi oprit decat de creatorul sau.

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/05/2016

Frankenstein Or, The Modern Prometheus

Frankenstein Or, The Modern Prometheus

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/04/2016

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley Format: eBook Release Date: 20/04/2016

"e;Dover hits a homerun with this slick edition. Frankenstein has never looked so beautiful."e; — Horror Novel ReviewsGenerations have thrilled to Mary Shelley's 1818 novel, the suspenseful tale of a well-intentioned doctorwho dares to play God and the misbegotten monster who wreaks a savage revenge on his creator. Combining elements of Gothic novels and Romantic sensibilities, Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus poses enduring questions about ambition, responsibility, the quest for scientific discovery and immortality, and the fate of social outcasts. Acclaimed as both the first modern horror novel and the first science-fiction novel, the story has inspired countless writers and artists as well as numerous film, theatrical, and television interpretations. Newly designed and reset, this handsome hardbound edition reprints all of Nino Carbé's starkly beautiful pen-and-ink drawings and endpieces from one of the earliest illustrated editions of Frankenstein. Bonus images include five full-color paintings created by Carbé, a noted Walt Disney artist, in the 1980s. The artist's daughter, Elizabeth Carbé, provides a new Foreword

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley, Johanna M. Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/04/2016

Prosepine and Midas

Prosepine and Midas

Author: Mary Shelley Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2016

Two Plays by Mary Wollstonecraft Sheley "e;If fate decrees, can we resist? farewell! Oh! Mother, dearer to your child than light "e; - Prosepine and Midas, Mary Wollstone Shelley A short collection of two mythological dramatic works. A combination of Mary Shelley's drama and Percy Bysshe Shelley's lyric poems. Midas and Prosepine are two plays that were written originally as children's literature.

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/03/2016

In the most famous gothic horror story ever told, Shelley confronts the limitations of science, the nature of human cruelty and the pathway to forgiveness. `The rain pattered dismally against the panes, and my candle was nearly burnt out, when, by the glimmer of the half-extinguished light, I saw the dull yellow eye of the creature open...' Victor Frankenstein's monster is stitched together from the limbs of the dead, taken from `the dissecting room and the slaughter-house'. The result is a grotesque being who, rejected by his maker and starved of human companionship, sets out on a journey to seek his revenge. In the most famous gothic horror story ever told, Shelley confronts the limitations of science, the nature of human cruelty and the pathway to forgiveness. Begun when Mary Shelley was only eighteen years old and published two years later, this chilling tale of a young scientist's desire to create life - and the consequences of that creation - still resonates today.

Mathilda

Mathilda

Author: Mary Shelley Format: eBook Release Date: 17/03/2016

A Banned Tale of Despair"e;To bestow on your fellow men is a Godlike attribute. So indeed it is and as such not one fit for mortality;-the giver, like Adam and Prometheus, must pay the penalty of rising above his nature by being the martyr of his own excellence."e; - Mathilda, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Mary Shelley's tale of young lonely girl who desperately wishes for a relationship with her absent father. When he finally returns after 15 years, Mathilda finds that his interest in her is beyond tragic. This novella is a perfect example of the period of Romantic literature and is filled with obsession, betrayal and crushing sadness. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This ebook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you'll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can't wait to hear what you have to say about it.Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes

Matilda

Matilda

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/03/2016

'I gained his secret and we were both lost for ever' Mary Shelley's dark story of a bereaved man's disturbing passion for his daughter was suppressed by her own father, and not published for over a century. One of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic in 1946. Each book gives readers a taste of the Classics' huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.

Mary Shelley The Dover Reader

Mary Shelley The Dover Reader

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/02/2016

Frankenstein and the Critics

Frankenstein and the Critics

Author: Mary Shelley, Walter Scott, Percy Bysshe Shelley Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/01/2016

With like many great works of art, 'Frankenstein' was initially misunderstood. The first reviews were decidedly mixed. An anonymous review in The Literary Panorama and National Register published June 1 1818 dismissed Shelley's work as 'a feeble imitation of one that was very popular in its day.' Other periodicals were kinder. Writing in Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine on 20 March 1818, Walter Scott praised the unusual Gothic Romance as a tale, though wild in incident, is written in plain and forcible English, without exhibiting that mixture of hyperbolical Germanisms with which tales of wonder are usually told. 'Frankenstein and the Critics' presents a selection of the most prominent reviews from the time of Frankenstein's publication. Also included is Mary Shelley's uncensored 1818 text often labeled 'Frankenstein 1818' presented in its unabridged entirety. This is the original, 1818 text. In 1831, the more traditionally first popular edition in one volume appeared.

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

Victor Frankenstein and his brothers, Ernest and William, are encouraged to seek a greater understanding of the world through science. As a young boy, Victor is obsessed with studying outdated theories that focus on simulating natural wonders. When Victor is four years old, his parents adopt an orphan, Elizabeth Lavenza, with whom Victor later falls in love. Witnessing a lightning strike on an oak tree inspires Victor to harness its power for his experiments. Weeks before he leaves for the University of Ingolstadt in gery, his mother dies of scarlet fever, creating further impetus towards his experiments. At university, he excels at chemistry and other sciences, soon developing a secret technique to reanimate dead tissue, which eventually leads to his creation of the Monster. (Excerpt from Wikipedia)

Frankenstein or, The Modern Prometheus

Frankenstein or, The Modern Prometheus

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/12/2015

Mary Shelley The Dover Reader

Mary Shelley The Dover Reader

Author: Mary Shelley Format: eBook Release Date: 14/12/2015

The daughter of political philosopher William Godwin and feminist Mary Wollstonecraft, Mary Shelley (1797–1851) created a remarkable body of work that includes novels, short stories, essays, plays, biographies, and travel books. For many years, she was remembered solely as the author of Frankenstein and the wife of poet Percy Bysshe Shelley; today her reputation has risen to that of a major figure in the world of Romantic literature.This treasury offers the best of Mary Shelley's writings, starting with the complete text of her masterpiece, Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, as well as the melancholy novella Mathilda and a significant excerpt from the apocalyptic classic The Last Man. In addition to the essay "e;On Ghosts,"e; the collection includes a selection of short stories: "e;Transformation,"e; "e;The Dream,"e; "e;The Mortal Immortal,"e; "e;The False Rhyme,"e; and "e;Roger Dodsworth: The Reanimated Englishman."e;

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2015

Victor Frankenstein, an unorthodox scientist, creates a grotesque human-like creature in an experiment gone awry. His monster has become one of the most recognized characters in all of literature. The original novel, digitally reproduced in this edition, was written by Mary Shelley and published in 1818.Sayre Street Books offers the world's greatest literature in easy to navigate, beautifully designed digital editions.

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2015

A gifted scientist attempts to break new boundaries and create human life from nothing, but will his quest drive him mad, and can he control the monster he has created? Frankenstein is a masterpiece of suspense. It was written by Mary Shelley when she was only 18 as the result of a playful suggestion by friends that they each write a ghost story. The originality and depth of her finished piece stunned her friends and continues to thrill readers. The question in the book is can man control all he creates?

Last Man

Last Man

Author: Mary Shelley Format: eBook Release Date: 24/11/2015

As plague and war lay waste to humankind at the end of the twenty-first century, only one man has survived.The story of the final days of mankind is told through the eyes of Lionel Verney, a member of the English ruling class who, along with other survivors, wanders through Europe searching for respite from the unceasing epidemic.Be it mystery, romance, drama, comedy, politics, or history, great literature stands the test of time. ClassicJoe proudly brings literary classics to todays digital readers, connecting those who love to read with authors whose work continues to get people talking. Look for other fiction and non-fiction classics from ClassicJoe.

Frankenstein (Diversion Classics)

Frankenstein (Diversion Classics)

Author: Mary Shelley Format: eBook Release Date: 27/10/2015

Featuring an appendix of discussion questions, the Diversion Classics edition is ideal for use in book groups and classrooms.Ambitious young scientist Victor Frankenstein sets out to create life from a non-living substance, dreaming of crafting a perfect specimen of mankind. But when his experiment goes awry, he is left with a monster who will haunt Victor's existence for the rest of his life. A tale of revenge and the thirst for knowledge, FRANKENSTEIN is a timeless story that explores what it means to be human.

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley Format: eBook Release Date: 02/10/2015

Frankenstein with a Book Club Bonus "e;I do know that for the sympathy of one living being, I would make peace with all. I have love in me the likes of which you can scarcely imagine and rage the likes of which you would not believe. If I cannot satisfy the one, I will indulge the other."e; Mary Shelley, Frankenstein Mary Shelly's Frankenstein is a classic gothic novel that deals with themes of the danger of science, isolation, lonliness and what makes someone human. Frankenstein is a story that has emeshed itself in popular consciousness. If you haven't ever read it, or want to revisit this classic novel, now is a great time! This edition of Frankenstein by Mary Shelly has been professionally formatted for e-readers and contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you'll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can't wait to hear what you have to say about it.

Ladybird Classics: Frankenstein

Ladybird Classics: Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/09/2015

This Ladybird Classic is an abridged retelling of the classic tale of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. A perfect introduction to the famous story, it is ideal for adults to read with children, or for newly confident readers to tackle alone. Please note that due to some scary parts in places, content may not be suitable for very young or sensitive readers. Victor Frankenstein has always been fascinated by the darker side of nature One fateful night, his sinister obsession triggers a chain of events that will have terrible consequences for Frankenstein and those closest to him... Beautiful new illustrations and a gorgeous larger format with ribbon marker bring the magic of this classic story to a new generation of children.

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/09/2015

Delphi Complete Works of Mary Shelley (Illustrated)

Delphi Complete Works of Mary Shelley (Illustrated)

Author: Mary Shelley Format: eBook Release Date: 11/08/2015

For the first time in publishing history, this comprehensive eBook presents the complete works of Mary Shelley, with numerous illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Shelley's life and works* Concise introductions to the novels and other texts* ALL 7 novels, with individual contents tables* Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original gothic works* Includes both the original 1818 version of FRANKENSTEIN and the revised 1831 version* Special bonus text of Peake's famous play adaptation of FRANKENSTEIN, giving a flavour of the novel's immediate popularity* Excellent formatting of the texts* Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry and the short stories* Easily locate the poems or short stories you want to read* Features rare short stories and poems appearing here for the first time in digital print* The complete travel books appear here for the first time in digital publishing* Includes Shelley's letters - spend hours exploring the authoris personal correspondence* Features two biographies - discover Shelley's literary life* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genresPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titlesCONTENTS:The NovelsFRANKENSTEIN (1818 version)FRANKENSTEIN (1831 version)MATHILDAVALPERGATHE LAST MANTHE FORTUNES OF PERKIN WARBECKLODOREFALKNERThe Short StoriesLIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDERLIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDERThe Childrenis FictionPROSERPINEMIDASThe PoemsLIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDERLIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDERThe Travel WritingHISTORY OF A SIX WEEKSi TOUR THROUGH A PART OF FRANCE, SWITZERLAND, GERMANY, AND HOLLANDRAMBLES IN GERMANY AND ITALY, IN 1840, 1842, AND 1843The Non-FictionNOTES TO THE COMPLETE POETICAL WORKS OF PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEYAn AdaptationTHE FATE OF FRANKENSTEIN by Richard Brinsley PeakeThe BiographiesTHE LIFE AND LETTERS OF MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT SHELLEY by Florence A. Thomas MarshallMRS. SHELLEY by Lucy M. Rossetti

Frankenstein - Original 1818 Uncensored Version

Frankenstein - Original 1818 Uncensored Version

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/08/2015

This is the original, 1818 text of Frankenstein. In 1831, the more traditionally first popular edition in one volume appeared.This version of the story was heavily revised by Mary Shelley who was under pressure to make the story more conservative, and included a new, longer preface by her, presenting a somewhat embellished version of the genesis of the story. This edition tends to be the one most widely read now but many scholars prefer the 1818 text, arguing that it preserves the spirit of Shelley's original publication.

Valperga

Valperga

Author: Mary Shelley Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

Valperga was written in the year 1823 by Mary Shelley. This book is one of the most popular novels of Mary Shelley, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Heir of Mondolfo

Heir of Mondolfo

Author: Mary Shelley Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

The Heir of Mondolfo was written in the year 1877 by Mary Shelley. This book is one of the most popular novels of Mary Shelley, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Fortunes of Perkin Warbeck

Fortunes of Perkin Warbeck

Author: Mary Shelley Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

The Fortunes of Perkin Warbeck was written in the year 1830 by Mary Shelley. This book is one of the most popular novels of Mary Shelley, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Lodore

Lodore

Author: Mary Shelley Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

Lodore was written in the year 1835 by Mary Shelley. This book is one of the most popular novels of Mary Shelley, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Dream

Dream

Author: Mary Shelley Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

The Dream was written in the year 1832 by Mary Shelley. This book is one of the most popular novels of Mary Shelley, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

On Ghosts

On Ghosts

Author: Mary Shelley Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

On Ghosts was written in the year 1824 by Mary Shelley. This book is one of the most popular novels of Mary Shelley, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Mortal Immortal

Mortal Immortal

Author: Mary Shelley Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

The Mortal Immortal was written in the year 1910 by Mary Shelley. This book is one of the most popular novels of Mary Shelley, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Invisible Girl

Invisible Girl

Author: Mary Shelley Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

The Invisible Girl was written in the year 1820 by Mary Shelley. This book is one of the most popular novels of Mary Shelley, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Frankenstein oder Der moderne Prometheus

Frankenstein oder Der moderne Prometheus

Author: Mary Shelley Format: eBook Release Date: 29/06/2015

Die Handlung wird durch eine Mischung aus Briefroman und klassischer Ich-Erzahlsituation vermittelt. Viktor Frankenstein erzahlt dem Leiter einer Forschungsexpedition, zugleich Eigner des Schiffes, das ihn in der Arktis rettet, seine Geschichte. Der Roman wird so zu einem Lehrstuck, gibt Frankenstein doch deutlich zu verstehen, dass seine Erzahlung auch eine Warnung an den Zuhorer und damit auch die Leser sein soll: Er warnt vor einer entgrenzten menschlichen Vernunft, die sich selbst zu Gott macht und sich anmat, lebendige Materie zu schaffen. Die Figur des Viktor Frankenstein ahnelt damit sowohl dem 'literarischen' Faust als auch dem Prometheus aus der griechischen Mythologie.

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley Format: eBook Release Date: 29/06/2015

Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, generally known as Frankenstein, is a novel written by the British author Mary Shelley. The title of the novel refers to a 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 popular culture, people have tended to refer to the Creature as "e;Frankenstein"e;, despite this being the name of the scientist. Frankenstein is a novel infused with some elements of the Gothic novel and the Romantic movement. It was also a warning against the "e;over-reaching"e; 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 realized science fiction novel.

Mathilda

Mathilda

Author: Mary Shelley Format: eBook Release Date: 22/06/2015

Narrating from her deathbed, Matilda tells the story of her unnamed father's confession of incestuous love for her, followed by his suicide by drowning; her relationship with a gifted young poet called Woodville fails to reverse Matilda's emotional withdrawal or prevent her lonely death.

Frankenstein (with an Introduction by Sir Walter Scott)

Frankenstein (with an Introduction by Sir Walter Scott)

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/06/2015

Falkner

Falkner

Author: Mary Shelley Format: eBook Release Date: 10/06/2015

Falkner charts a young woman's education under a tyrannical father figure.

Last Man

Last Man

Author: Mary Shelley Format: eBook Release Date: 10/06/2015

A futuristic story of tragic love and of the gradual extermination of the human race by plague, The Last Man is Mary Shelley's most important novel after Frankenstein. With intriguing portraits of Percy Bysshe Shelley and Lord Byron, the novel offers a vision of the future that expresses a reaction against Romanticism, and demonstrates the failure of the imagination and of art to redeem the doomed characters.

Rollercoasters: Frankenstein

Rollercoasters: Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/06/2015

Mary Shelley's classic novel Frankenstein is now available as a Rollercoaster. This infamous and powerful story focuses on the protagonist as a young student of natural philosophy, who learns the secret of imparting life to a creature constructed from relics of the dead, with horrific consequences. Frankenstein confronts some of the most fundamental and feared concepts of man versus nature, including scientific innovation, the human condition and showing mankind its choice - to live cooperatively or to die of selfishness.

Gris Grimly's Frankenstein

Gris Grimly's Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/03/2015

Grimly enlivens the prose while retaining its power to both frighten and engage sympathy for the monster-creator Victor Frankenstein. This is a richly morose nightmare of a book, a primer for young readers on the pleasures and dangers of decadent languidness. -New York Times Book Review Gris Grimly's Frankenstein is a twisted, fresh, and utterly original full-length, full-color graphic-novel adaptation of Mary Shelley's original text, brought to life by acclaimed illustrator Gris Grimly. The first fully illustrated version to use the original 1818 text, this handsome volume is destined to capture the imagination of those new to the story as well as those who know it well. New York Times bestselling illustrator Gris Grimly has long considered Frankenstein to be one of his chief inspirations. From the bones and flesh of the original, he has cut and stitched Mary Shelley's text to his own artwork, creating something entirely new: a stunningly original remix, both classic and contemporary, sinister and seductive, heart-stopping and heartbreaking.

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley Format: eBook Release Date: 06/03/2015

A scientific thriller filled with philosphical questions Mary Shelly wrote Frakenstein in 1918 as gothic novel that explored the dangers of science. Scientist Victor Frankenstien assembles a body of stolen body parts and brings it to life, only to discover horiffic consequences. This terrifying story has been retold for audiences of all ages and the source text is a classic that shouldn't be missed. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This ebook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you'll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can't wait to hear what you have to say about it. Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes

The Last Man

The Last Man

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/01/2015

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/12/2014

Through letters sent by Robert Walton to his wife, a wandering figure emerges named Victor Frankenstein. Frail and nearing his death, Victor recounts a fantastical story of how he assembled old body parts to create a human-like being, a creature so utterly monstrous and hideous that he regretted being its creator. Frankenstein's rejection of his creation turns the 'creature' into a true monster, resulting in murder and havoc and a treacherous voyage to find and kill it once and for all. Frankensteinis a true classic of modern literature and is often considered to be a pioneering work of science fiction. Through Mary Shelley's extraordinary tale, we see the true reflection of the human condition, which demands wonder, fear and empathy.

FRANKENSTEIN (Dover Graphic Novel Classics)

FRANKENSTEIN (Dover Graphic Novel Classics)

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/11/2014

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/11/2014

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 31/10/2014

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley, Jonathan Barnes Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 31/10/2014

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley Format: eBook Release Date: 21/10/2014

A seminal work in the genres of gothic literature and science fiction, Mary Shelley's eerie tale of a single scientist's fervent fixation on cheating death has become one of the most well-known and beloved novels of the era.Frankenstein has been the subject of numerous adaptations and interpretations in other media, most famously the Hammer Horror film series starring Boris Karloff. This edition preserves the original 1918 text.Random House of Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in ebook form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Frankenstein Large Print Edition

Frankenstein Large Print Edition

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/10/2014

Frankenstein Penny Dreadful Collection

Frankenstein Penny Dreadful Collection

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/09/2014

Begun when the author was only eighteen, and conceived from a nightmare, Frankenstein is the deeply disturbing story of a monstrous creation which has terrified readers since its first publication in 1818. The novel has seared its way into the popular imagination, and established itself as one of the pioneering works of modern science fiction.

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley, Catherine Steindler Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/09/2014

Mary Shelley's classic Frankenstein pioneered the deeply explored battle between monster and man. Follow three narratives in this ageless tale that navigates fear, fixation, love and desire, while finding an anchor in humanity. The combination of fantastical elements and scientific exploration makes this Mary Shelley novel one of the first true models of science fiction. This new edition of Frankenstein stays true to the classic origins, but is provided with a whole new life by a smaller, portable format.

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/08/2014

Last Man

Last Man

Author: Mary Shelley Format: eBook Release Date: 02/08/2014

Best remembered as the author of "e;Frankenstein,"e; Mary Shelley wrote "e;The Last Man"e; eight years later. It is a tale of complicated, tragic love, and the gradual extermination of the human race by plague.

MARY SHELLEY'S FRANKENSTEIN

MARY SHELLEY'S FRANKENSTEIN

Author: Mary Shelley Format: eBook Release Date: 02/08/2014

Frankenstein is infused with some elements of the Gothic novel and the Romantic movement and is also considered to be one of the earliest examples of science fiction. Brian Aldiss has argued that it should be considered the first true science fiction stor

Frankenstein The Original Masterpiece

Frankenstein The Original Masterpiece

Author: Mary Shelley Format: eBook Release Date: 02/08/2014

Frankenstein is infused with some elements of the Gothic novel and the Romantic movement and is also considered to be one of the greatest examples of science fiction. Brian Aldiss has argued that it should be considered the first true science fiction stor

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/07/2014

This timeless gothic novel presents the epic battle between man and monster. In trying to create life, the young student Victor Frankenstein unleashes forces beyond his control, setting into motion a long and tragic chain of events that brings Victor to the very brink of madness. How he tries to destroy his creation, as it destroys everything Victor loves, is a powerful story of love, friendship, scientific hubris, and horror.

Last Man

Last Man

Author: Mary Shelley Format: eBook Release Date: 20/05/2014

As the last man, Lionel Verney is witness to a plague that destroys mankind in the last days of the twenty-first century. As part of the English ruling elite, Lionel and his family are able to escape the epidemic, but as their numbers dwindle, Lionel is eventually left alone to ponder both his fate and that of the world he knew.First published in 1826, The Last Man is notable for author Mary Shelleys fictional portrayals of her late husband, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and their close friend, Lord Byron. The novels apocalyptic setting provided the backdrop for Shelley to explore themes of selfishness and brutality alongside of loyalty and love.HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley Format: eBook Release Date: 18/03/2014

The premier monster story of English literaturea tale of science pursued to horrifying extremes An origin story nearly as famous as the book itself: One dreary summer on the shores of Lake Geneva, amid discussions of galvanism and the occult and fireside readings from a collection of German ghost stories, Lord Byron proposed a game. Each of his guestseighteen-year-old Mary Godwin and her future husband, the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, among themwould try their hand at writing a tale of the supernatural. Unable at first to think of a plot, Mary was visited one sleepless night by the terrible vision of a corpse, a ';hideous phantasm of a man,' lurching to life with the application of some unknown, powerful force. The man responsible, a ';pale student of unhallowed arts,' fled in horror from his creation, leaving it to return to the dead matter from which it had been born. But the monster did not die. It followed the man to his bedside, where it stood watching him with ';yellow, watery, but speculative eyes'eyes of one who thought, and felt. The novel that Mary Shelley would go on to publish, the legend of Victor Frankenstein and his unholy creation, and their obsessive, murderous pursuit of each other from Switzerland to the North Pole, has been the stuff of nightmares for nearly two centuries. A masterpiece of Romantic literature, it is also one of the most enduring horror stories ever written. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2014

Mary Shelley (1797-1851), a famous British novelist, known as the mother of science fiction with her Frankenstein created in 1818.This story known as the living dead has been adapted into drama and film for several times, and has many obsessed readers and viewers. Frankenstein, the novel's protagonist, is a biologist interested in the origin of life, who has frequently been haunting in the corpse's room harboring a criminal mind, trying to use different parts of the body to make up a huge body, when the monster finally got life and opened its eyes, Frankenstein was scared by its hideous face to abandon it and flee away, but it didn't give up pursuing Frankenstein to ask for female companions, warmth and friendship; followed was a series of uncanny suspenses and homicide cases ......

Lodore

Lodore

Author: Mary Shelley Format: eBook Release Date: 28/02/2014

Born in 1797, Mary Shelley's mother died when she was only 11 days old. Mary was then raised by her Father, who remarried when she was four, and thereafter the young Mary had a liberal but informal upbringing. At 17 she began the relationship with the poet Percy Bysshe 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 "e;Frankenstein"e; 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 her life remained to be fulfilled but, at only 53, a brain tumour was to take her own life. However she left behind a wonderful collection of works of which Lodore is a rich and textured part.

Mathilda

Mathilda

Author: Mary Shelley Format: eBook Release Date: 28/02/2014

Born in 1797, Mary Shelley's mother died when she was only 11 days old. Mary was then raised by her Father, who remarried when she was four, and thereafter the young Mary had a liberal but informal upbringing. At 17 she began the relationship with the poet Percy Bysshe 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 "e;Frankenstein"e; 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 her life remained to be fulfilled but, at only 53, a brain tumour was to take her own life. However she left behind a wonderful collection of works of which Mathilda is a rich and textured part.

Fortunes Of Perkin Warbeck

Fortunes Of Perkin Warbeck

Author: Mary Shelley Format: eBook Release Date: 28/02/2014

Born in 1797, Mary Shelley's mother died when she was only 11 days old. Mary was then raised by her Father, who remarried when she was four, and thereafter the young Mary had a liberal but informal upbringing. At 17 she began the relationship with the poet Percy Bysshe 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 "e;Frankenstein"e; 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 her life remained to be fulfilled but, at only 53, a brain tumour was to take her own life. However she left behind a wonderful collection of works of which The fortune Of Perkin Warbeck is a rich and textured part.

Last Man

Last Man

Author: Mary Shelley Format: eBook Release Date: 28/02/2014

Born in 1797, Mary Shelley's mother died when she was only 11 days old. Mary was then raised by her Father, who remarried when she was four, and thereafter the young Mary had a liberal but informal upbringing. At 17 she began the relationship with the poet Percy Bysshe 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 "e;Frankenstein"e; 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 her life remained to be fulfilled but, at only 53, a brain tumour was to take her own life. However she left behind a wonderful collection of works of which The Last Man is a rich and textured part.

Short Stories Vol. 2

Short Stories Vol. 2

Author: Mary Shelley Format: eBook Release Date: 28/02/2014

Born in 1797, Mary Shelley's mother died when she was only 11 days old. Mary was then raised by her Father, who remarried when she was four, and thereafter the young Mary had a liberal but informal upbringing. At 17 she began the relationship with the poet Percy Bysshe 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 "e;Frankenstein"e; 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 her life remained to be fulfilled but, at only 53, a brain tumour was to take her own life. However she left behind a wonderful collection of works of which this second volume of short stories is a rich and textured part.

Valperga

Valperga

Author: Mary Shelley Format: eBook Release Date: 28/02/2014

Born in 1797, her Mary Shelley's mother died when she was only 11 days old. Mary was then raised by her Father, who remarried when she was four, and thereafter the young Mary had a liberal but informal upbringing. At 17 she began the relationship with the poet Percy Bysshe 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 "e;Frankenstein"e; 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. However she left behind a wonderful wcollection of works of which Valperga is a rich and textured part.

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley Format: eBook Release Date: 25/02/2014

Mary Shelley began writing Frankenstein when she was just nineteen years old, as part of a competition with her husband, the writer Percy Shelley, and other writer friends. The eccentric Dr. Victor Frankenstein creates life from assembled body parts, only to realise his creature is an abomination. He casts the monster out, deeply regretting his work. When the monster, despondent at his creator's disgust, attempts to befriend humans, he is rejected a rejection that leads to violence and great loss for Frankenstein. A thematic indictment of blind ambition and man's fear of the unknown, Frankenstein endures as a classic piece of English literature and the inspiration for countless film and television adaptations.

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/01/2014

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.

Mathilda

Mathilda

Author: Mary Shelley Format: eBook Release Date: 10/12/2013

Ahogy Mathilda megszletik, desanyja meghal. Apja r sem br nzni a fjdalomtl, a lnyt rideg s tvolsgtart nagynnje neveli fel. Azonban mikor tizenhat ves lesz, a frfi jra felbukkan, s igyekszik apja s trsa lenni Mathildnak A kevs boldogsgot meglt fiatal lny hallos gyn rt visszaemlkezse tipikus szentimentlis regny, mely fordulataiban s nyelvezetben is mintarsa a kornak. Az desapa vrfertA zA szerelmi vgya- mely vgl mind A t, mind lnyt az ngyilkossgba kergeti - azonban btor tmavlaszts; s taln pp ezrt a regny elA szr csak tbb mint szz vvel az rnA halla utn jelent meg. Tbben gy gondoljk, hogy az desanya korai elvesztse s a fiatal kltA , Woodville irnt rzett beteljesletlen s ezrt boldogtalan szerelem motvumai nletrajzi ihletsA ek. A Mathilda Mary Shelley - a Frankenstein utn - msodik leghresebb regnye, melyet elsA magyar fordtsban vehet most kzbe az olvas.

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley Format: eBook Release Date: 03/12/2013

Few creatures of horror have seized readers' imaginations and held them for so long as the anguished monster of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. The story of Victor Frankenstein's terrible creation and the havoc it caused has enthralled generations of readers and inspired countless writers of horror and suspense. Considering the novel's enduring success, it is remarkable that it began merely as a whim of Lord Byron's."e;We will each write a story,"e; Byron announced to his next-door neighbors, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin and her lover Percy Bysshe Shelley. The friends were summering on the shores of Lake Geneva in Switzerland in 1816, Shelley still unknown as a poet and Byron writing the third canto of Childe Harold. When continued rains kept them confined indoors, all agreed to Byron's proposal.The illustrious poets failed to complete their ghost stories, but Mary Shelley rose supremely to the challenge. With Frankenstein, she succeeded admirably in the task she set for herself: to create a story that, in her own words, "e;would speak to the mysterious fears of our nature and awaken thrilling horror — one to make the reader dread to look round, to curdle the blood, and quicken the beatings of the heart."e;

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/12/2013

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley Format: eBook Release Date: 22/10/2013

Penned by Mary Shelley (1797-1851), Frankenstein is the best-selling Gothic classic about an experiment that goes horribly wrong, and a monster who swears revenge on his creator. Swiss student Victor Frankenstein uncovers the secret to bringing life to what is lifeless, and in assembling body parts to create a monster, ultimately sets the stage for his own destruction and that of everything that he loves when the monster is rejected by society. Penned as part of a competition between Mary Shelley, Lord Byron, and John Polidori to see who could write the best horror story, Frankenstein is resonant with themes of love, friendship, hubris, and fear. It presents the epic battle between man and monster, showing that man is not always capable of controlling that which he creates.Frankenstein was first published anonymously in London in 1818, reflecting English biases towards female authors, and Mary Shelley was not credited as the author of Frankenstein until the French edition was published in 1823. Frankenstein has had a lasting influence on literary tradition, opening the door to literary horror as a genre, and is widely recognized as the first work of science fiction. It has been adapted for film, television, and stage, as well as providing the basis for new works of literary fiction.

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/10/2013

Short Stories Of Mary Shelley

Short Stories Of Mary Shelley

Author: Mary Shelley Format: eBook Release Date: 23/09/2013

The short story is often viewed as an inferior relation to the Novel. But it is an art in itself. To take a story and distil its essence into fewer pages while keeping character and plot rounded and driven is not an easy task. Many try and many fail. In this series we look at short stories from many of our most accomplished writers. Miniature masterpieces with a lot to say. In this volume we examine some of the short stories of Mary Shelley. 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, and thereafter the young Mary had a liberal but informal upbringing. At 17 she began the relationship with the poet Percy Bysshe 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 "e;Frankenstein"e; 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. Many of the stories are also available as an audiobook from our sister company Word Of Mouth. Many samples are at our youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/PortablePoetry?feature=mhee The audiobook volume of this book can be purchased from iTunes, Amazon and other digital stores. Among the readers are Richard Mitchley and Ghizela Rowe

Femme Fatales Of Horror, Vol. 1

Femme Fatales Of Horror, Vol. 1

Author: Mary Shelley Format: eBook Release Date: 23/09/2013

The Femme Fatales Of Horror. Volume 1. Women, so often referred to as the gentler sex, in this volume at least, is an unfounded and unlikely description. From their minds and pens comes a series of macabre, twisted, tales that are anything but gentle. But as they weave their magic, usually black, and mesh you into their narrative you just know "e;sugar and spice and all things nice"e; are not likely to be what little girls really are made of and certainly not these Femme Fatales......

Gris Grimly's Frankenstein

Gris Grimly's Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/09/2013

Grimly enlivens the prose while retaining its power to both frighten and engage sympathy for the monster-creator Victor Frankenstein. This is a richly morose nightmare of a book, a primer for young readers on the pleasures and dangers of decadent languidness. -New York Times Book Review Gris Grimly's Frankenstein is a twisted, fresh, and utterly original full-length, full-color graphic-novel adaptation of Mary Shelley's original text, brought to life by acclaimed illustrator Gris Grimly. The first fully illustrated version to use the original 1818 text, this handsome volume is destined to capture the imagination of those new to the story as well as those who know it well. New York Times bestselling illustrator Gris Grimly has long considered Frankenstein to be one of his chief inspirations. From the bones and flesh of the original, he has cut and stitched Mary Shelley's text to his own artwork, creating something entirely new: a stunningly original remix, both classic and contemporary, sinister and seductive, heart-stopping and heartbreaking.

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/08/2013

The Last Man

The Last Man

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/08/2013

A brilliant, early dystopian tale of classic science fiction. The Last Man is a powerful, post-apocalyptic tale and precurser to the much later science fiction novels of H.G. Wells, George Orwell, Phillip K. Dick and Harlan Ellison amongst others. Overshadowed by the titanic success of Frankenstein, Mary Shelley's neglected masterpiece tells of a future laid waste by plague. Lionel Varney, an indolent nobleman, is immune to the savage effects of the disease having been bitten by an early victim. Varney is forced to watch the long decline of civilisation as humanity sinks slowly into extinction. FLAME TREE 451: From mystery to crime, supernatural to horror and fantasy to science fiction, Flame Tree 451 offers a healthy diet of werewolves and mechanical men, blood-lusty vampires, dastardly villains, mad scientists, secret worlds, lost civilizations and escapist fantasies. Discover a storehouse of tales gathered specifically for the reader of the fantastic. Each book features a brand new biography and glossary of Literary, Gothic and Victorian terms.

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley Format: eBook Release Date: 03/06/2013

The story of Victor Frankenstein, a Swiss scientist, starts and ends in the frozen wastes of the Arctic. There, he tells Robert Walton, his English rescuer, about his obsessive quest to create life and its disastrous results. He has attempted to make a superhuman and succeeded in producing a terrible monster instead. The being is physically repulsive and Frankenstein, terrified by what he has done, abandons him. Neglected and uncared for, the creature turns to evil. Many of the other characters, from the angelic Elizabeth to the faithful friend Henry Clerval, innocently face their violent dooms because of Frankenstein's quarrel with his creature.

Femme Fatales of Horror

Femme Fatales of Horror

Author: Mary Shelley Format: eBook Release Date: 03/06/2013

THE FEMME FATALES OF HORROR. Women, so often referred to as the gentler sex, in this volume at least, is an unfounded and unlikely description. From their minds and pens comes a series of macabre, twisted, tales that are anything but gentle. But as they weave their magic, usually black, and mesh you into their narrative you just know "e;sugar and spice and all things nice"e; are not likely to be what little girls really are made of and certainly not these Femme Fatales......

Mary Shelley - The Short Stories

Mary Shelley - The Short Stories

Author: Mary Shelley Format: eBook Release Date: 03/06/2013

MARY SHELLEY - The Short Stories. 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 "e;Frankenstein"e; 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. Our stories are read for you by Ghizela Rowe and Richard Mitchley.

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley Format: eBook Release Date: 03/06/2013

The story of Victor Frankenstein, a Swiss scientist, starts and ends in the frozen wastes of the Arctic. There, he tells Robert Walton, his English rescuer, about his obsessive quest to create life and its disastrous results. He has attempted to make a superhuman and succeeded in producing a terrible monster instead. The being is physically repulsive and Frankenstein, terrified by what he has done, abandons him. Neglected and uncared for, the creature turns to evil. Many of the other characters, from the angelic Elizabeth to the faithful friend Henry Clerval, innocently face their violent dooms because of Frankenstein's quarrel with his creature. 1. ARCTIC MEETING. Robert Walton, an English explorer, describes in letters to his sister his long-planned journey to the Arctic. He is in high spirits as he sails north, but is puzzled by sighting a giant man on a sledge on the surrounding ice. The next day the ship picks up a man from an ice floe. At first the stranger is too weak to talk. When he recovers, he finds a sympathetic listener in Walton and starts to tell his life story. 2. CONFESSION. He is, he says, Victor Frankenstein, son of a distinguished Genevan family who adopted Elizabeth Lavenza, the orphaned daughter of a Milanese nobleman. He grows up in idyllic surroundings on Lake Geneva, with no interest in the usual boyish pursuits. Instead, he is obsessed with alchemy. At the age of 17, Frankenstein goes to Ingolstadt University, where Kempe, professor of Natural Philosophy, and Waldman, lecturer in Chemistry, become his teachers. He excels at his studies and is keen to discover the origins of life itself. He finds a way to animate lifeless matter and begins to create a giant. 3. BIRTH OF A MONSTER. After long labours, Frankenstein succeeds in animating his creation but he is appalled by its hideous appearance and flees. Outside, he meets his old friend Henry Clerval, come to visit him. They return to his rooms, where Frankenstein is relieved to find his creature has vanished. The strain of the preceding months takes its toll on him and he falls seriously ill. Later, he receives the terrible news that William, his little brother, has been murdered. At once he derides to return home to Geneva. 4. EVIL DEEDS. Frankenstein glimpses the Monster in a storm and is sure he is William's murderer. But Justine Moritz, who is staying with the family, is hanged for the crime, In the Alps, Frankenstein meets the Monster and accuses him of causing the deaths of William and Justine. The Monster blames Frankenstein for being at the root of his evil behaviour and tells his story. 5. AN OUTCAST'S TALE. When he first came to his senses, says the Monster, he felt cold. He took what clothes he could find and left Frankenstein's rooms. Outside, it was winter and all seemed strange to him. Any people he approached drove him away with shrieks of disgust but he found a hut where he could shelter. He also found that he could secretly watch a family in the adjoining cottage. Gradually, he learnt their language, and through them something of the world. One day, a beautiful stranger called Safie arrived, delighting Felix, the son of the family. 6. A SAVAGE AT LARGE. The Monster learnt that his hosts were exiled aristocrats and that Safie had been all but promised to Felix in marriage. He also found and read several books, while papers in his coat pocket revealed his origins. Finally, he entered the cottage when only the elderly, blind father was there. They talked amiably until the sudden return of the others. He was driven out and fled, filled with hate for all mankind. He made his way to Geneva and near the city he encountered little William. When the Monster discovered that the boy was related to Frankenstein, he killed the child. The Monster then escaped to the mountains. Frankenstein is appalled by this tale but agrees to create a mate for the Monster provided he would then shun all humanity. He goes to Britain with Clerval to complete his tasks. Alone in the Orkneys he creates a female monster but destroys it in sudden repulsion. 7. REVENGE SWORN. The Monster sees Frankenstein kill his mate, and swears revenge because Victor has broken his promise. Frankenstein reaches Ireland, where he is arrested for the murder of Clerval. The Monster has struck again, he realizes, and he suffers another long collapse into a fevered state. He is released through the intervention of his father and he returns to Geneva to marry Elizabeth, as long planned. He tries to protect himself from the vengeful being, but it is Elizabeth whom the Monster kills that night. Soon after, Frankenstein's father dies of grief. Maddened, Victor pursues his adversary across the Mediterranean and the Black Sea into the wilds of Russia and so to the northern ice floes. 8. WRONGS RIGHTED. Walton takes up the story again in his letters to his sister Margaret, relating Frankenstein's dying regrets that all his hopes and ambitions of creating a new life have come to nothing. The scientist dies soon after. Walton hears sounds coming from Frankenstein's cabin and rushes in to see the Monster leaning over the body of his creator, asking to be pardoned. Then the Monster leaps out of the cabin, declaring his intention to end his own life

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley Format: eBook Release Date: 16/04/2013

Written by Mary Shelley (1797-1851), Frankenstein is the best-selling horror classic about an experiment that goes horribly wrong, and a monster who swears revenge on his creator. Swiss student Victor Frankenstein uncovers the secret to bringing life to what is lifeless, and in assembling body parts to create a monster, ultimately sets the stage for his own destruction and that of everything he loves when the monster is rejected by society. Penned as part of a competition between Mary Shelley, Lord Byron, and John Polidori to see who could write the best horror story, Frankenstein is resonant with themes of love, friendship, hubris, and fear. It presents the epic battle between man and monster, showing that man is not always capable of controlling that which he creates.Frankenstein was first published anonymously in London in 1818, reflecting English biases towards female authors, and Mary Shelley was not credited as the author of Frankenstein until the French edition was published in 1823. Frankenstein has had a lasting influence on literary tradition, opening the door to literary horror as a genre, and is widely recognized as the first work of science fiction. It has been adapted for film, television, and stage, as well as providing the basis for new works of literary fiction.

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley Format: eBook Release Date: 13/03/2013

Shelley incorporated a number of different sources into her work, one of which was the Promethean myth from Ovid. The influence of John Milton's Paradise Lost, and Samuel Taylor Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, are also clearly evident within the novel. Also, both Shelleys had read William Thomas Beckford's Gothic novel Vathek. Frankenstein also contains multiple references to her mother, Mary Wollstonecraft, and her major work A Vindication of the Rights of Woman which discusses the lack of equal education for males and females. The inclusion of her mother's ideas in her work is also related to the theme of creation and motherhood in the novel. Mary is likely to have acquired some ideas for Frankenstein's character from Humphry Davy's book Elements of Chemical Philosophy in which he had written that "e;science has...bestowed upon man powers which may be called creative; which have enabled him to change and modify the beings around him..."e;.

A Dark and Stormy Night

A Dark and Stormy Night

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/01/2013

Frankenstein (The Original 1818 'Uncensored' Edition)

Frankenstein (The Original 1818 'Uncensored' Edition)

Author: Mary Shelley Format: eBook Release Date: 19/01/2013

Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is the original 1818 'Uncensored' Edition of Frankenstein as first published anonymously in 1818. This original version is much more true to the spirit of the author's original intentions than the heavily revised 1831 edition, edited by Shelley, in part, because of pressure to make the story more conservative. Many scholars prefer the 1818 text to the more common 1831 edition.Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is a novel written by Mary Shelley about a creature produced by an unorthodox scientific experiment. Shelley started writing the story when she was nineteen, and the novel was published when she was twenty-one. The first edition was published anonymously in London in 1818. Shelley's name appears on the second edition, published in France in 1823.Shelley had travelled in the region of Geneva, where much of the story takes place, and the topics of galvanism and other similar occult ideas were themes of conversation among her companions, particularly her future husband, Percy Shelley. The storyline emerged from a dream. Mary, Percy, Lord Byron, and John Polidori decided to have a competition to see who could write the best horror story. After thinking for weeks about what her possible storyline could be, Shelley dreamt about a scientist who created life and was horrified by what he had made. She then wrote Frankenstein.

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/10/2012

Brilliant, driven Victor Frankenstein has at last realised his greatest ambition. The scientist has succeeded in creating intelligent life. But when his creature first stirs, Frankenstein realises he has made a monster. And, abandoned by its maker and shunned by everyone who sees it, the Doctor's creation sets out to destroy him and all that he holds dear. Mary Shelley's FRANKENSTEIN remains one of the greatest horror stories ever written, a book that chillingly captures the unforeseen terror of playing God. And the heart-stopping fear of being pursued by a powerful, relentless killer.

Frankenstein Galvanised

Frankenstein Galvanised

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/09/2012

Story of Frankenstein

Story of Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley Format: eBook Release Date: 30/04/2012

With his debut nearly two centuries ago, Dr. Frankenstein's monster captured the popular imagination and never let go, haunting even those who have never read this classic of horror fiction. This specially adapted children's edition retains all of the excitement of the original version yet makes the enduring Gothic fable accessible to youngsters.The brilliant scientist Dr. Victor Frankenstein indulges his curiosity about the hidden laws of nature when he happens upon the secret to the animation of lifeless matter. Piecing together the detritus of butcher shops and dissecting rooms, the doctor fashions an eight-foot-tall creature whose loathsome appearance fills even his creator with repulsion. Abandoned by his maker, rejected with fear and disgust by everyone he encounters, the enraged and embittered monster goes on a murderous rampage, determined to destroy Frankenstein by striking at those closest to him.Since its 1817 publication, this incredible and imaginative fantasy has held generations of readers spellbound. This new, specially abridged edition, enhanced with illustrations by Thea Kliros, will satisfy young readers' appetites for gripping suspense and ghoulish thrills.

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/04/2012

The Penguin English Library Edition of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley 'Never did I behold a vision so horrible as his face, of such loathsome, yet appalling hideousness' A twisted, upside-down creation myth, Mary Shelley's chilling Gothic tale lays bare the dark side of science, and the horror within us all. It tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, who plunders graveyards to create a new being from the bodies of the dead - but whose botched creature causes nothing but murder and destruction. Written after a nightmare when its author was only eighteen, Frankenstein gave birth to the modern science fiction novel. The Penguin English Library - 100 editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War.

Last Man

Last Man

Author: Mary Shelley Format: eBook Release Date: 13/03/2012

From the author of Frankenstein comes this apocalyptic tale of a world devastated by plague. Mary Shelley's 1826 roman à clef takes place in the late twenty-first century, as England's last king abdicates and a charmed circle of idealistic political reformers plunges into a maelstrom of war, pestilence, and anarchy. Shelley wrote this gripping novel after the untimely deaths of her husband, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and their comrade, Lord Byron. She modeled a pair of characters on the charismatic poets and based the narrator — the sole survivor of a pandemic — on her own persona. This parable of humanity's destruction by plague is widely regarded as a repudiation of Romanticism and its failure to solve the world's problems through art and philosophy. It reflects the ways utopian ideals, unchecked by moral and ethical standards, can shatter society. Misunderstood by nineteenth-century readers, Shelley's visionary novel disappeared for over a century, only to reemerge to critical acclaim as a precursor of science fiction and a forerunner of modern apocalyptic tales. Novelist Muriel Spark hailed it as the harbinger of "e;an entirely new genre, compounded of the domestic romance, the Gothic extravaganza, and the sociological novel,"e; and pronounced it Shelley's "e;most interesting, if not her consummate work."e;

Frankenstein Thrift Study Edition

Frankenstein Thrift Study Edition

Author: Mary Shelley Format: eBook Release Date: 06/03/2012

Obsessed with creating life in a laboratory, a medical student haunts graveyards and dissecting rooms in search of the materials for his experiments. But when he achieves success, he rejects his ghastly creation. The creature—longing for love but shunned by all—turns evil and exacts revenge. Two centuries after its initial publication, Frankenstein endures as a synonym for "e;monster."e; The first modern horror novel as well as the first science-fiction novel, Mary Shelley's Gothic romance has intrigued generations of readers. A definitive survey, this Dover Thrift Study Edition offers the novel's complete and unabridged text, plus a comprehensive study guide. Created to help readers gain a thorough understanding of Frankenstein's content and context, the guide includes: • Chapter-by-chapter summaries• Explanations and discussions of the plot• Question-and-answer sections• Shelley biography• List of characters and more Dover Thrift Study Editions feature everything that students need to undertake a confident reading of a classic text, as well as to prepare themselves for class discussions, essays, and exams.

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley Format: eBook Release Date: 14/02/2012

Written by Mary Shelley (1797-1851), Frankenstein is the best-selling horror classic about an experiment that goes horribly wrong, and a monster who swears revenge on his creator. Swiss student Victor Frankenstein uncovers the secret to bringing life to what is lifeless, and in assembling body parts to create a monster, ultimately sets the stage for his own destruction and that of everything he loves when the monster is rejected by society. Penned as part of a competition between Mary Shelley, Lord Byron, and John Polidori to see who could write the best horror story, Frankenstein is resonant with themes of love, friendship, hubris, and fear. It presents the epic battle between man and monster, showing that man is not always capable of controlling that which he creates.HarperPerennialClassics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/12/2011

Almost two centuries after its publication, Frankenstein remains an indisputably classic text and Mary Shelley's finest work. This extensively revised Norton Critical Edition includes new texts and illustrative materials that convey the enduring global conversation about Frankenstein and its author. The text is that of the 1818 first edition, published in three volumes by Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor, and Jones. It is accompanied by an expansive new preface, explanatory annotations, a map of Geneva and its environs, and seven illustrations, five of them new to the Second Edition. Context is provided in three supporting sections: Circumstance, Influence, Composition, Revision, Reception, Impact, Adaptation, and Sources, Influences, Analogues. Among the Second Edition's new inclusions are historical-cultural studies by Susan Tyler Hitchcock, William St. Clair, and Elizabeth Young; Chris Baldrick on the novel's reception; and David Pirie on the novel's many film adaptations. Related excerpts from the Bible and from John Milton's Paradise Lost are now included, as is Charles Lamb's poem The Old Familiar Faces. Criticism collects sixteen major interpretations of Frankenstein, nine of them new to the Second Edition. The new contributors are Peter Brooks, Bette London, Garrett Stewart, James. A. W. Heffernan, Patrick Brantlinger, Jonathan Bate, Anne Mellor, Jane Goodall, and Christa Knellwolf. A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are also included.

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/11/2011

Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus

Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/11/2011

Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus

Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/11/2011

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley Format: eBook Release Date: 06/09/2011

This deluxe ebook package features Mary Shelleys classic gothic novel plus an extended excerpt of award winning author Kenneth Oppels thrilling prequel, This Dark Endeavor! What happens when an obsession defies your control? Victor Frankenstein has long sought the answer to creating new life. When he finally achieves his goal, hes horrified by the results and abandons his creation, ready to forget what hes done. But when tragedy befalls his family, Victor returns home to discover his creation is hiding nearby. To save his family from further despair, Frankensteins creature asks him to do the one thing he swore he never would do again. Mary Shelleys novel explores with chilling dimensions the questions that reside at our core. What is the fabric of life and the soul? Where are the limits of our imagination? Can mans reach shatter the boundaries between science, nature and God?

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/07/2011

EDGE: Classics Retold: Frankenstein

EDGE: Classics Retold: Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/05/2011

Frankenstein is the terrifying story of a scientist who uses his powers to bring a dead body back to life and thus creates a monster. Little can the scientist imagine the consequences of his actions, as he and his creation quickly become drawn into a deadly game of cat and mouse, which only one of them can win... Adapted by Mick Gowar from the original novel by Mary Shelley. A series of adaptations of well-known stories, designed to introduce young readers to the classics. Divided into short chapters and illustrated with modern black and white artwork, each title will offer the reader an accessible and exciting read.

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/03/2011

Patrick Sandford's startling and highly evocative dramatisiation of Mary Shelley's much-loved Victorian gothic novel FRANKENSTEIN. In the depths of the frozen Arctic, a sea captain rescues a young man who reveals he is pursuing someone across the ice. This man is Victor Frankenstein, an ambitious young student who has discovered the secret of creating life from the remains of the dead. From this startling beginning a nightmare tale of horror and madness unfolds. Reimagined for the stage, Shelley's original novel is brilliantly brought to life in a new adaptation by Patrick Sandford, Artistic Director of Southampton's Nuffield Theatre and adapter of other major literary works for the stage including The Wind in the Willows and A Christmas Carol.

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/08/2010

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/07/2010

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/04/2010

HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics. `The rain pattered dismally against the panes, and my candle was nearly burnt out, when, by the glimmer of the half-extinguished light, I saw the dull yellow eye of the creature open...' Victor Frankenstein's monster is stitched together from the limbs of the dead, taken from `the dissecting room and the slaughter-house'. The result is a grotesque being who, rejected by his maker and starved of human companionship, sets out on a journey to seek his revenge. In the most famous gothic horror story ever told, Shelley confronts the limitations of science, the nature of human cruelty and the pathway to forgiveness. Begun when Mary Shelley was only eighteen years old and published two years later, this chilling tale of a young scientist's desire to create life - and the consequences of that creation - still resonate today.

The Last Man

The Last Man

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/02/2010

Frankenstein Thrift Study

Frankenstein Thrift Study

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/08/2009

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/07/2009

Classic stories retold in exciting graphic novel format. Each title includes high-quality artwork, simple text, discussion questions and writing prompts.

Frankenstein The Lynd Ward Illustrated Edition

Frankenstein The Lynd Ward Illustrated Edition

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/06/2009

Classics Illustrated Deluxe #3: Frankenstein

Classics Illustrated Deluxe #3: Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley, Marion Mousse Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/01/2009

Mary Shelley's original novel, Frankenstein: Or the Modern Prometheus is not only a masterwork of horror, but it's also considered to be one of the earliest science fiction stories ever. Even today, its themes of man exerting god-like powers in order to create life from death remain a passionately debated topic as modern science continues its experiments with cloning, DNA, and stem cells. Marion Mousse brings the story of Dr. Victor Frankenstein and his tragic monster to frightening new life in this all-new comics adaptation, with dark and brooding artwork that appeals to today's fans of cutting-edge graphic novels. With the greater page length the Classics Illustrated Deluxe provides, so much more of the original novel is part of the adaptation, which quite possibly makes this the best comics version yet.

The Last Man Volume III

The Last Man Volume III

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/08/2008

The Last Man Volume II

The Last Man Volume II

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/08/2008

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2008

This special unabridged, multivoiced production of Mary Shelley's masterpiece of nineteenth-century Gothic horror is narrated by film and television star Anthony Heald, joined by Grammy winner Stefan Rudnicki and actor Simon Templeman, under the direction of award-winning audio producer Yuri Rasovsky. Dr. Victor Frankenstein, an ambitious young scientist, is consumed by a fanatic desire to create a living being. He fashions an eight-foot creature and succeeds in animating him but, horrified by his visage, perceives his creation to be a monster and frightens him away. The monster, wandering in search of human companionship, is spurned and repulsed by all he approaches and learns to hate and to kill. He confronts his maker with a terrible choice: unless Frankenstein creates for him a mate, he will go on a rampage of destruction. A subversive tale about the corrupt tendencies in humanity's most "e;civilized"e; ambitions, this haunting thriller, the original science fiction novel, maintains its hold in the collective imagination centuries after its first publication.

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/02/2008

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley Format: eBook Release Date: 18/12/2007

Frankenstein is a masterpiece of nineteenth-century Gothicism and the prototype of the twentieth-century science-fiction novel. It was conceived in the Swiss Alps in mid-June 1816 after a conversation about bringing corpses to life provoked a nightmare, and was written over the next eleven months in largely morbid circumstances. Death and the terrors of childbirth--as much as Romanticism, a burgeoning awareness of unconscious drives, and contemporary ideas of atheism, the collapse of the social contract, and the corrupting influence of society on human nature--inform this story of a man (or monster) built by Dr. Victor Frankenstein and brought to life by electricity. The monster's culpability for various horrific acts, his powerlessness in the face of his complete ostracism from society, and Dr. Frankenstein's lies, abdication of responsibility, and the pain he inflicts on his creation raised chilling questions that made the novel an immediate bestseller.From the Hardcover edition.

Oxford Bookworms Library: Level 3:: Frankenstein

Oxford Bookworms Library: Level 3:: Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley, Patrick Nobes Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/11/2007

The most consistent of all series in terms of language control, length, and quality of story. David R. Hill, Director of the Edinburgh Project on Extensive Reading.

Frankenstein (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

Frankenstein (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/09/2007

Now a Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition with an introduction by Elizabeth Kostova and cover art by Ghost World creator Daniel Clowes, Mary Shelley's timeless gothic novel presents the epic battle between man and monster at its greatest literary pitch. In trying to create life, the young student Victor Frankenstein unleashes forces beyond his control, setting into motion a long and tragic chain of events that brings Victor to the very brink of madness. How he tries to destroy his creation, as it destroys everything Victor loves, is a powerful story of love, friendship, scientific hubris, and horror.

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/08/2007

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.

Frankenstein, A Longman Cultural Edition

Frankenstein, A Longman Cultural Edition

Author: Mary Shelley, Susan J. Wolfson Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/06/2006

From the Longman Cultural Editions series, this second edition ofFrankenstein presents Mary Shelley's remarkable novel in several provocative and illuminating contexts: cultural, critical, and literary. Series Editor Susan J. Wolfson presents the 1818 version of Mary Shelley's famous novel in its cultural and historical contexts. Like all great works of fiction, Frankenstein gains depth and dimension from its conversation with contemporary texts, especially those by Shelley's own parents, husband, and friends. A lively introduction is complemented by a chronology coordinating Shelley's life with key historical events and a speculative calendar of the novel's events in the late eighteenth century. In addition to the 1818 text, this cultural edition features the introduction to and a sample revision of the 1831 version. New to this Edition is Frankentalk, a section of selected references to Frankenstein in the popular press, and the complete text of Richard Brinsley Peake's Frankenstein, A Romantic Drama, the first stage version of Frankenstein.

The Last Man (Second Edition)

The Last Man (Second Edition)

Author: Mary Shelley, Judith Tarr Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/05/2006

Taken from an ancient text found abandoned in a cave, The Last Man ends in 2100, the last year of the world. A devastating worldwide plague has annihilated all of humanity except for one man, who chronicles the world's demise. This novel of apocalyptic horror, originally published in 1826, was rejected in its time and was out of print from 1833 to 1965, when the first Bison Books edition appeared.

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Board book Release Date: 01/01/2005

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Frankenstein - With Audio CD

Frankenstein - With Audio CD

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Board book Release Date: 01/01/2005

The Original Gothic-Horror Literary Classic! Mary Shelley's deceptively simple story of Victor Frankenstein and the creature he brings to life, first published in 1818, is now more widely read-and more widely discussed by scholars-than any other work of the Romantic period. From the creature's creation to his wild lament over the dead body of his creator in the Arctic wastes, the story retains its narrative hold on the reader even as it spins off ideas in rich profusion.About the Author: Mary Shelley (30 August 1797 - 1 February 1851) was a British novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer, best known for her Gothic novel Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus (1818). She also edited and promoted the works of her husband, the Romantic poet and philosopher Percy Bysshe Shelley. Her father was the political philosopher William Godwin, and her mother was the philosopher and feminist Mary Wollstonecraft. She died in London in 1851.This is the definitive collectors edition and is a stunning and impressive uanabridged representation of a classic literary work. - Publisher's Weekly

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/11/2004

A stunning new clothbound edition of Mary Shelley's infamous work of horror fiction, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith. These delectable and collectible Penguin editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design Obsessed by creating life itself, Victor Frankenstein plunders graveyards for the material to fashion a new being, which he shocks into life by electricity. But his botched creature, rejected by Frankenstein and denied human companionship, sets out to destroy his maker and all that he holds dear. This chilling gothic tale, begun when Mary Shelley was just nineteen years old, would become the world's most famous work of horror fiction, and remains a devastating exploration of the limits of human creativity. This edition also includes 'A Fragment' by Lord Byron and 'The Vampyre: A Tale' by John Polidori, as well as an introduction and notes Mary Shelley (1797-1851), the daughter of pioneering thinkers Mary Wollstonecraft and William Godwin, eloped with the poet Percy Shelley at the age of sixteen. Three years later, during a wet summer on Lake Geneva, Shelley famously wrote her masterpiece, Frankenstein. The years of her marriage were blighted by the deaths of three of her four children, and further tragedy followed in 1822, when Percy Shelley drowned in Italy. Following his death, Mary Shelley returned to England and continued to travel and write until her own death at the age of fifty-three.

YNA2 Frankenstein

YNA2 Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/04/2004

York Notes for GCSE offer an exciting approach to English Literature and will help you to achieve a better grade. This market-leading series has been completely updated to reflect the needs of today's students. The new editions are packed with detailed summaries, commentaries on key themes, characters, language and style, illustrations, exam advice and much more. Written by GCSE examiners and teachers, York Notes are the authoritative guides to exam success.

Oxford Playscripts: Frankenstein

Oxford Playscripts: Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/08/2003

An engaging classroom playscript. Frankenstein is the famous story of a young man who thinks he can change the world by making better human beings. Instead he creates a living monster with a mind of its own. New, innovative activities specifically tailored to support the KS3 Framework for Teaching English and help students to fulfil the Framework objectives. Activities include work on Speaking and Listening, close text analysis, and the structure of playscripts, and act as a springboard for personal writing.

Frankenstein Or, the Modern Prometheus

Frankenstein Or, the Modern Prometheus

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/01/2003

Obsessed with the idea of creating life itself, Victor Frankenstein plunders graveyards for the material with which to fashion a new being, shocking his creation to life with electricity. But this botched creature, rejected by its creator and denied human companionship, sets out to destroy Frankenstein and all that he holds dear. Mary Shelley's chilling gothic tale was conceived when she was only eighteen, living with her lover Percy Shelley near Lord Byron's villa on Lake Geneva. It would become the world's most famous work of Gothic horror, and Frankenstein's monster an instantly-recognisable symbol of the limits of human creativity. Based on the third edition of 1831, this volume contains all the revisions Mary Shelley made to her story, as well as her 1831 introduction and Percy Shelley's preface to the first edition. This revised edition includes as appendices a select collation of the texts of 1818 and 1831 together with A Fragment by Lord Byron and Dr John Polidori's The Vampyre: A Tale . Mary Shelley (1797-1851) was the only daughter of the author and political philosopher William Godwin, and Mary Wollstonecraft, author of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman . In 1814 she eloped with poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, whom she married when his first wife died in 1816. She is best remembered as the author of Frankenstein , but she wrote several other works, including Valperga and The Last Man . If you liked Frankenstein , you might enjoy Bram Stoker's Dracula , also available in Penguin Classics .

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/08/2002

Part of a new six-volume series of the best in classic horror, selected by award-winning director Guillermo del Toro. The epic battle between man and monster reaches its greatest pitch in the famous story of Frankenstein. In trying to create life, the young student Victor Frankenstein unleashes forces beyond his control, setting into motion a long and tragic chain of events that brings Victor himself to the very brink. How he tries to destroy his creation, as it destroys everything Victor loves, is a powerful story of love, friendship ... and horror. Mary Shelley was born in 1797, the only daughter of writers William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin. In 1814 she eloped with poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, whom she married in 1816. She is best remembered as the author of Frankenstein, but she wrote several other works, including Valpergaand The Last Man.

The Last Man

The Last Man

Author: Mary Shelley, Pamela Bickley Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/04/1999

With an Introduction and Notes by Dr Pamela Bickley, The Godolphin and Latymer School, formerly of Royal Holloway, University of London. The Last Man is Mary Shelley's apocalyptic fantasy of the end of human civilisation. Set in the late twenty-first century, the novel unfolds a sombre and pessimistic vision of mankind confronting inevitable destruction. Interwoven with her futuristic theme, Mary Shelley incorporates idealised portraits of Shelley and Byron, yet rejects Romanticism and its faith in art and nature. Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1797-1851) was the only daughter of Mary Wollstonecraft, author of Vindication of the Rights of Woman, and the radical philosopher William Godwin. Her mother died ten days after her birth and the young child was educated through contact with her father's intellectual circle and her own reading. She met Percy Bysshe Shelley in 1812; they eloped in July 1814. In the summer of 1816 she began her first and most famous novel, Frankenstein. Three of her children died in early infancy and in 1822 her husband was drowned. Mary returned to England with her surviving son and wrote novels, short stories and accounts of her travels; she was the first editor of P.B.Shelley's poetry and verse.

Mod Lib Frankenstein

Mod Lib Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/02/1999

Valperga

Valperga

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/08/1998

Originally published in 1823, Valperga is probably Mary Shelley's most neglected novel. Set in 14th-century Italy, it represents a merging of historical romance and the literature of sentiment. Incorporating intriguing feminist elements, this absorbing novel shows Shelley as a complex and intellectually astute thinker.

Lodore

Lodore

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/01/1997

Beset by jealousy over an admirer of his wife's, Lord Lodore has come with his daughter Ethel to the American wilderness; his wife Cornelia, meanwhile, has remained with her controlling mother in England. When he finally brings himself to attempt a return, Lodore is killed en route in a duel. Ethel does return to England, and the rest of the book tells the story of her marriage to the troubled and impoverished Villiers (whom she stands by through a variety of tribulations) and her long journey to a reconciliation with her mother.Lodore's scope of character and of idea is matched by its narrative range and variety of setting; the novel's highly dramatic story-line moves at different points to Italy, to Illinois, and to Niagara Falls. And in this edition, which includes a wealth of documents from the period, the reader is provided with a sense of the full context out of which Shelley's achievement emerged.

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley Format: eBook Release Date: 01/11/1994

Kenneth Branagh, director and star of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, provides one of the most spectacular spoken audio performances ever recorded in this electrifying audio adaptation of Mary Shelley's masterpiece. One of the greatest horror stories ever written, Frankenstein comes to spellbinding life once again this tour-de-force performance by the acclaimed director and star of Henry V, Dead Again, and Much Ado About Nothing. The definitive recording of one of the most haunting tales of all time, Kenneth Branagh's performance of Frankenstein is a true audio classic.

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/04/1994

One of the best known horror stories ever. Victor Frankenstein, a Swiss scientist, has a great ambition: to create intelligent life. But when his creature first stirs, he realizes he has made a monster. A monster which, abandoned by his master and shunned by everyone who sees it, follows Dr Frankenstein with murder and horrors to the very ends of the earth.

Mary and Maria, Matilda

Mary and Maria, Matilda

Author: Mary Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/12/1992

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.

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley, Dr. Siv Jansson Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/05/1992

Frankenstein is the classic gothic horror novel which has thrilled and engrossed readers for two centuries. Written by Mary Shelley, it is a story which she intended would `curdle the blood and quicken the beatings of the heart.' The tale is a superb blend of science fiction, mystery and thriller. Victor Frankenstein driven by the mad dream of creating his own creature, experiments with alchemy and science to build a monster stitched together from dead remains. Once the creature becomes a living breathing articulate entity, it turns on its maker and the novel darkens into tragedy. The reader is very quickly swept along by the force of the elegant prose, the grotesque, surreal imagery, and the multi-layered themes in the novel. Although first published in 1818, Shelley's masterpiece still maintains a strong grip on the imagination and has been the inspiration for numerous horror movies, television and stage adaptations.

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/03/1992

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/1982

Classic Radio Sci-fi: Frankenstein

Classic Radio Sci-fi: Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/1970

Michael Maloney stars in this dark, brooding dramatisation of Mary Shelley's famous novel. 'Frankenstein', first published in 1818, is widely recognised as being one of the first 'science fiction' novels. Starring Michael Maloney as Frankenstein and John Wood as the Creature, this spine-tingling dramatisation perfectly conveys the book's pervasive sense of unease and dread. Victor Frankenstein, an ambitious young scientist and seeker after knowledge, considers it the pinnacle of his career when he makes a Creature in his own name. But his triumph soon turns to horror, and he is appalled when the Creature, denied a female counterpart, turns against his creator and commits a terrible crime. In a desperate attempt to destroy his creation, the scientist tracks him from Europe to the desolate North Pole, and in this bleak landscape of ice and fog, prepares to confront his nemesis...

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/1970

A BBC Radio dramatisation of Mary Shelley's classic tale. Frankenstein was written by a teenager and the story has all the energy and emotional intensity of this time of life. It's a thrilling, horrifying adventure, packed with incident and breath-taking moments. But the incident and surface horror are metaphors for deeper, ever relevant themes: the hubris of science and those who practise it without moral responsibility; society's attitudes to difference; the quest for love. Most importantly, it raises profound questions about children; the love/hate relationship between parents and adolescents; the guilt and pain suffered by both when it all goes wrong. Dramatised by Lucy Catherine. Starring Jamie Parker as Frankenstein, with Shaun Dooley, Susie Riddell, Alun Raglan, Robert Blythe, Sam Alexander, Christine Alexander, Patrick Brennan, Bruce Alexander, Emma Hook, Joe Sims and Don Gilet. Music by Colin Guthrie. Directed by Marc Beeby.

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