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Read online Frankenstein (Original 1818 Text) (Broadview Literary Texts).pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Frankenstein (Original 1818 Text) (Broadview Literary Texts) James Rieger s i Frankenstein i is relatively special among editions it is the definitive scholarly text and it is also the most readable copy for the classroom and the general reader The Rieger i Frankenstein i is very simply the best edition of this tremendously important and popular novel William Veeder University of Chicago by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, D.L. Macdonald

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Frankenstein (Original 1818 Text) (Broadview Literary Texts)
Title:Frankenstein (Original 1818 Text) (Broadview Literary Texts)
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ISBN:1551110385
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Number of Pages:280
Category:Fiction, Horror, Science fiction, Classics, Gothic, Fantasy
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Transformation, Frankenstein / Dracula / Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde (Signet Classics), Valperga: Or, the Life and Adventures of Castruccio, Prince of Lucca, The Last Man, The Mortal Immortal: The Complete Supernatural Short Fiction of Mary Shelley, The Mortal Immortal, Classics of Horror: Dracula & Frankenstein, Mathilda, Frankenstein: The 1818 Text, Frankenstein The Graphic Novel: Original Text
This vibrant collection contains all five of Mary Shelley s supernatural stories and sheds much needed light on an author often credited with writing the first science fiction novel Here you will find the secrets of eternal youth souls that exchange bodies and ancient Englishmen and Romans newly thawed out of ice In addition to several stories by Mary Shelley this volume also features a brand new story by renowned science fiction author Michael Bishop which serves as a narrative introduction for this collection br br Mary Shelley s considerable reputation rests squarely on the shoulders of her one great novel i Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus i published anonymously in and revised under her own byline in Her powerful tale of blasphemous creation is perhaps more familiar to modern readers through its many film adaptations as it is from the book itself br br From Boris Karloff s electrifying performance as Frankenstein to Kenneth Branaugh s latest directorial rendering the story has received numerous interpretations which have renewed interest in the book time and time again However Shelley s other works have not fared as well as i Frankenstein i She wrote just a handful of novels of which only i The Last Man i has remained sporadically in print A precursor to such disaster novels as George R Stewart s i Earth Abides i and Richard Jeffries i After London i i The Last Man i follows its protagonist Lionel Verney through a distant future world which has been depopulated by plague br br The shorter works of Mary Shelley have remained difficult to find During her lifetime she published just over two dozen stories only three of which were of interest to readers of science fiction and fantasy In addition to these three supernaturally themed stories two additional stories were published after Shelley s death Roger Dodsworth The Reanimated Englishman was printed in a volume of reminisces by a magazine editor who had commissioned the story thirty years earlier Valerius The Reanimated Roman a story in a similar vein to Roger Dodsworth remained unpublished until when both stories were discovered by Charles E Robinson a Shelley scholar and professor of English at the University of Delaware br br Contents br br The Unexpected Visit of a Reanimated Englishwoman Introduction by Michael Bishop br The Mortal Immortal A Tale br Transformation br Roger Dodsworth The Reanimated Englishman br The Dream br Valerius The Reanimated Roman br br, 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, A futuristic story of tragic love and of the gradual extermination of the human race by plague i The Last Man i is Mary Shelley s most important novel after Frankenstein With intriguing portraits of Percy Bysshe Shelley and Lord Byron the novel offers a vision of the future that expresses a reaction against Romanticism and demonstrates the failure of the imagination and of art to redeem the doomed characters, A scientist oversteps the bounds of conscience and brings to life a tortured creation A young adventurer succumbs to the night world of a diabolic count A man of medicine explores his darker side only to fall prey to it They are legendary tales that have held readers spellbound for more than a century The titles alone i Frankenstein Dracula i and i Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde i have become part of a universal language that serves to put a monster s face on the good and evil duality of our very human nature And the authors Mary Shelley Bram Stoker and Robert Louis Stevenson equally mythic are still possessed of as inventive and subversive power that can shake a reader to this day with something far more profound than fear They gave root to the modern horror novel and like the creatures they invented they ve achieved immortality