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Frankenstein

by Mary Shelley

Literary Fiction Sci-Fi and Fantasy

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In an age of gene splicing, stem cell research and Computer Artificial Intelligence, Mary Shelley’s dark gothic tale contains a stark warning message for us all in this modern age. The novel is as much about the struggle that Dr Frankenstein’s creature has with what it means to be human as it does about the creation of life itself. The key takeaway for the reader is just because we can, doesn’t mean we should.

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Frankenstein Synopsis

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.

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ISBN: 9781949982916
Publication date: 24/10/2018
Publisher: Sde Classics
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781949982916
Publication date: 24th October 2018
Author: Mary Shelley
Publisher: Sde Classics
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 254 pages
Genres: Classics, Literary Fiction, Sci-Fi and Fantasy,
Categories: Romance, Science fiction, Classic fiction (pre c 1945), Horror & ghost stories, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Mary Shelley

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.

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