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Frankenstein : Alma Classics - Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

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The first novel of the scientific revolution and, incidentally, the first novel of science fiction.' - Brian Aldiss

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.

About the Author

Although Frankenstein dominates the legacy of Mary Shelley (1797 - 1851), she was a prolific author of novels, stories, articles and political writings, which left a lasting impression on nineteenth-century thought.

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  • Suspenseful
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    A timeless classic for a reason, Frankenstein follows the story of Dr Frankenstein and the being he creates.

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    ISBN: 9781847493507
    ISBN-10: 1847493505
    Series: Alma Classics
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 224
    Published: 1st April 2014
    Publisher: Alma Books Ltd
    Country of Publication: GB
    Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 12.9  x 1.7
    Weight (kg): 0.22
    Edition Number: 1
    Edition Type: Annotated