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Read online Frankenstein: Complete, Authoritative Text with Biographical and Historical Contexts, Critical History, and Essays from Five Contemporary Critical Perspectives.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Frankenstein: Complete, Authoritative Text with Biographical and Historical Contexts, Critical History, and Essays from Five Contemporary Critical Perspectives Mary Shelley s Frankenstein is the world s most famous Gothic novel about eccentric scientist Victor Frankenstein who creates a grotesque creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment Shelley s work is considered to be the world s first science fiction with Frankenstein s monster being a symbol of science gone awry Shelley s masterpiece has inspired numerous films plays and other books This the edition contains the author s final revisions by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

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Frankenstein: Complete, Authoritative Text with Biographical and Historical Contexts, Critical History, and Essays from Five Contemporary Critical Perspectives
Title:Frankenstein: Complete, Authoritative Text with Biographical and Historical Contexts, Critical History, and Essays from Five Contemporary Critical Perspectives
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ISBN:0312065256
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Number of Pages:358
Category:fiction, horror, science-fiction, classics, gothic, fantasy
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JULY This is a memorable anniversary for me on it I complete my three hundred and twenty third year br br The Wandering Jew certainly not More than eighteen centuries have passed over his head In comparison with him I am a very young Immortal br Am I then immortal This is a question which I have asked myself by day and night for now three hundred and three years and yet cannot answer it br br I detected a gray hair amidst my brown locks this very day that surely signifies decay Yet it may have remained concealed there for three hundred years for some persons have become entirely white headed before twenty years of age br br I will tell my story and my reader shall judge for me I will tell my story and so contrive to pass some few hours of a long eternity become so wearisome to me For ever Can it be to live for ever, Valperga the novel Mary Shelley wrote after Frankenstein is based on the life of Castruccio Castracani Prince of Lucca A brilliant soldier and cruel tyrant he successfully commanded Ghibelline forces in Tuscany against the Guelphs Woven into the story of this factional conflict are the tragic destinies of two heroines fictional creations of the author Ethanasia Countess of Valperga finds herself increasingly torn between loyalty to her Guelph roots and her lifelong affection for Castruccio Beatrice whom the author s father William Godwin described as the jewel of the book is a heretical Paterin with whom Castruccio falls in love only to abandon This meticulously researched historical novel combines a narrative of suspense with a remarkable reconstruction of manners in the Middle Ages Set in the period of Dante s lifetime it is also suffused with a poetic spirit which evokes the beauties of Italy s physical environment and points to the melancholy inevitability of change This edition provides a clear account of the circumstances in which Valperga was composed and published, Conceived as part of a literary game among friends in Mary Shelley s i Frankenstein i is today regarded as a classic piece of th century literature The story begins with the journey of an adventurer Robert Walton who saves the life of a man at the North Pole That man Victor Frankenstein tells Walton about his experiments with the creation of life and how he ended up at the North Pole Through this simple plot device Shelley was able to deal with serious real world issues like acceptance tolerance and understanding as well as the universal human need for companionship and love The novel of course inspired a host of films from the classic starring Boris Karloff to i Andy Warhol s Frankenstein i and more recently a series of novels by Dean Koontz This version though slightly abridged retains much of the original dialogue and remains true to Shelley s brilliant vision, b Mary Shelley s seminal novel of the scientist whose creation becomes a monster b br br This edition is the original text which preserves the hard hitting and politically charged aspects of Shelley s original writing as well as her unflinching wit and strong female voice This edition also includes a new introduction and suggestions for further reading by author and Shelley expert Charlotte Gordon literary excerpts and reviews selected by Gordon and a chronology and essay by preeminent Shelley scholar Charles E Robinson