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Frankenstein: Mary Shelley ; with an introduction by Diane Johnson.

Frankenstein: Mary Shelley ; with an introduction by Diane Johnson.
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ISBN 9780553898033 (electronic bk.)
Author Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, 1797-1851
Title Frankenstein [electronic resource] / Mary Shelley ; with an introduction by Diane Johnson.
Publisher/Date [London] : Random House, 1999.
Pagination etc. 1 online resource.
Summary Note At the age of eighteen, Mary Shelley, while staying in the Swiss Alps with her lover Percy Shelley, Lord Byron, and others, conceived the tale of Dr. Victor Frankenstein and the monster he brings to life. The resulting book, Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, is a dark parable warning against the risks of scientific and creative endeavor, the corrupting influence of technology and progress, and the dangers of knowledge without understanding. Frankenstein was an instant bestseller on publication in 1818 and has long been regarded as a masterpiece of suspense, a classic of nineteenth-century Romanticism and Gothic horror, and the prototype of the science fiction novel. Though it has spawned countless imitations and adaptations, it remains the most powerful story of its kind.
Subject - Name Frankenstein, Victor (Fictitious character) Fiction
Frankenstein's Monster (Fictitious character) Fiction
Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, -- 1797-1851. -- Frankenstein
Subject Scientists -- Fiction
Monsters -- Fiction
Horror fiction.
Electronic books.
Gothic fiction (Literary genre)
Added Author Johnson, Diane, 1934-
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