Frankenstein

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Kennebec Large Print, 2009 - Frankenstein's monster (Fictitious character) - 337 pages
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Mary Shelley's novel "Frankenstein: or, the Modern Prometheus" is a combination of Gothic horror story and science fiction. First conceived for a writing challenge by Lord Byron when she was just eighteen. It is the story of Victor Frankenstein, a Swiss student of natural science who assembles pieces of corpses to create an artificial man and brings it to life with galvanism.

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I first picked up Frankenstein for English Literature in school. I was one of the rare ones that enjoyed all of the books, plays and poems that I was assigned (with the exception of Of Mice And Men ... Read full review

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User Review  - Charlotte Jones - Goodreads

Frankenstein is one of those books that most people study in school but somehow it has evaded me until my second year of my English course at university! This review will be quite short because of the ... Read full review

About the author (2009)

Mary Shelley (nee Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin; 30 August 1797 - 1 February 1851) was an English 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. Mary Godwin's mother died when she was eleven days old; afterwards, she and her older half-sister, Fanny Imlay, were raised by her father. When Mary was four, Godwin married his neighbour, Mary Jane Clairmont. Godwin provided his daughter with a rich, if informal, education, encouraging her to adhere to his liberal political theories. In 1814, Mary Godwin began a romantic relationship with one of her father's political followers, the married Percy Bysshe Shelley. Together with Mary's stepsister, Claire Clairmont, they left for France and travelled through Europe; upon their return to England, Mary was pregnant with Percy's child. Over the next two years, she and Percy faced ostracism, constant debt, and the death of their prematurely born daughter. They married in late 1816 after the suicide of Percy Shelley's first wife, Harriet.

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