Frankenstein: Or `The Modern Prometheus': The 1818 Text Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Frankenstein: Or `The Modern Prometheus': The 1818 Text

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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Book Title
Frankenstein: Or `The Modern Prometheus': The 1818 Text
Author
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
ISBN
9780198814047
Frankenstein is the most celebrated horror story ever written. It tells the dreadful tale of Victor Frankenstein, a visionary young student of natural philosophy, who discovers the secret of life. In the grip of his obsession he constructs a being from dead body parts, and animates thiscreature. The results for Victor and for his family are catastrophic. Written when Mary Shelley was just eighteen, Frankenstein was inspired by the ghost stories and vogue for Gothic literature that fascinated the Romantic writers of her time. She transformed these supernatural elements into an epic parable that warned against the threats to humanity posed byaccelerating technological progress. Published for the 200th anniversary, this edition, based on the original 1818 text, explains in detail the turbulent intellectual context in which Shelley was writing, and also investigates how her novel has since become a byword for controversial practices in science and medicine, from manipulatingecosystems to vivisection and genetic modification. As an iconic study of power, creativity, and, ultimately, what it is to be human, Frankenstein continues to shape our thinking in profound ways to this day.Binding Type: HardcoverAuthor: Mary Wollstonecraft ShelleyPublisher: Oxford University Press, USAPublished: 06/01/2018ISBN: 9780198814047Pages: 304Weight: 0.90lbsSize: 8.70h x 5.50w x 1.20d
Frankenstein is the most celebrated horror story ever written. It tells the dreadful tale of Victor Frankenstein, a visionary young student of natural philosophy, who discovers the secret of life. In the grip of his obsession he constructs a being from dead body parts, and animates this
creature. The results for Victor and for his family are catastrophic.

Written when Mary Shelley was just eighteen, Frankenstein was inspired by the ghost stories and vogue for Gothic literature that fascinated the Romantic writers of her time. She transformed these supernatural elements into an epic parable that warned against the threats to humanity posed by
accelerating technological progress.

Published for the 200th anniversary, this edition, based on the original 1818 text, explains in detail the turbulent intellectual context in which Shelley was writing, and also investigates how her novel has since become a byword for controversial practices in science and medicine, from manipulating
ecosystems to vivisection and genetic modification. As an iconic study of power, creativity, and, ultimately, what it is to be human, Frankenstein continues to shape our thinking in profound ways to this day.


Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Published: 06/01/2018
ISBN: 9780198814047
Pages: 304
Weight: 0.90lbs
Size: 8.70h x 5.50w x 1.20d
Frankenstein is the most celebrated horror story ever written. It tells the dreadful tale of Victor Frankenstein, a visionary young student of natural philosophy, who discovers the secret of life. In the grip of his obsession he constructs a being from dead body parts, and animates this
creature. The results for Victor and for his family are catastrophic.

Written when Mary Shelley was just eighteen, Frankenstein was inspired by the ghost stories and vogue for Gothic literature that fascinated the Romantic writers of her time. She transformed these supernatural elements into an epic parable that warned against the threats to humanity posed by
accelerating technological progress.

Published for the 200th anniversary, this edition, based on the original 1818 text, explains in detail the turbulent intellectual context in which Shelley was writing, and also investigates how her novel has since become a byword for controversial practices in science and medicine, from manipulating
ecosystems to vivisection and genetic modification. As an iconic study of power, creativity, and, ultimately, what it is to be human, Frankenstein continues to shape our thinking in profound ways to this day.


Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Published: 06/01/2018
ISBN: 9780198814047
Pages: 304
Weight: 0.90lbs
Size: 8.70h x 5.50w x 1.20d