Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus , was completed by Mary Shelley at the age of 19. She infused this original novel with Gothic and Romantic elements. Scientist Victor Frankenstein creates a large and powerful creature in the likeness of man, but is disgusted by his own creation and he abandons the being to fend for itself. Spawning generations...
Publisher : The Floating Press
published : 2008
No-one in the grip of Mary Shelley's FRANKENSTEIN, with its mythic-minded hero and its highly sympathetic monster who reads Goethe and longs to be at peace with himself, can fail to notice how much more excellent the original is than all the adaptations, imitations and outright plagiarisms which have followed in its ample wake. In her first novel,...
Publisher : Random House Publishing Group
published : 2003
"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...
Publisher : Penguin Group US
published : 2008
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1818) explores the consequences of our lust for power.Â But it is also the story of how the different and the deviant are excluded from human society.Â Frankenstein's ''Creature'' is arguably the least monstrous character in t
Publisher : ReadHowYouWant
published : 2009
In the CliffsComplete guides, the novel's complete text and a glossary appear side-by-side with coordinating numbered lines to help you understand unusual words and phrasing. You'll also find all the commentary and resources of a standard CliffsNotes for Literature. CliffsComplete FrankensteinÂ is certainly Mary Shelleyâ€™s greatest literary...
Publisher : Wiley
published : 2004
Shelley's suspenseful and intellectually rich gothic tale confronts some of the most important and enduring themes in all of literture?the power of human imagination, the potential hubris of science, the gulf between appearance and essence, the effects of human cruelty, the desire for revenge and the need for forgiveness, and much more.ABOUT THE SERIES:...
Publisher : OUP Oxford
published : 2008
This deluxe ebook package features Mary Shelley?s classic gothic novel plus an extended excerpt of award winning author Kenneth Oppel?s 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, he?s horrified...
Publisher : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
published : 2011
Victor Frankenstein is obsessed with the secret of resurrecting the dead. But when he makes a new 'man' out of plundered corpses, his hideous creation fills him disgust. Rejected by all humanity, the creature sets out to destroy Frankenstein and everyone he loves. And as the monster gets ever closer to his maker, hunter becomes prey in a lethal chase...
Publisher : Penguin Books Ltd
published : 2006
Mary Shelley wrote this classic at the early age of 18 and was fully published in 1831 at the age of 20.Since its publication it has been a firm favourite and many film stars made their career by having the bolt through their neck, especially Boris Karloff.
Publisher : Andrews UK
published : 2012