Frankenstein: Or, the Modern Prometheus

Author(s): Mary Shelley; Maurice Hindle (Introduction by, Notes by, Editor)

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The epic battle between man and monster reaches its greatest pitch in the famous story of Frankenstein. 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 himself to the very brink. How he tries to destroy his creation, as it destroys everything Victor loves, is a powerful story of love, friendship ... and horror.

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Mary Shelley was born in 1797, the only daughter of writers William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin. In 1814 she eloped with poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, whom she married in 1816. She is best remembered as the author of Frankenstein, but she wrote several other works, including Valperga and The Last Man. She died in 1851. Maurice Hindle studied at the universities of Keele, Durham and Essex, gaining a Ph.D. in Literature from Essex in 1989. He currently teaches at the Open University.

General Fields

  • : 9780141439471
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : August 2003
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 20mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : January 2003
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : English
  • : English
  • : chronology, further reading, notes
  • : 711
  • : chronology, further reading, notes
  • : 711
  • : Paperback
  • : Paperback
  • : 352
  • : 352
  • : 2003267787
  • : Mary Shelley; Maurice Hindle (Introduction by, Notes by, Editor)
  • : 2003267787
  • : Mary Shelley; Maurice Hindle (Introduction by, Notes by, Editor)
  • : 741.5/973
  • : 741.5/973