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Frankenstein (or, the modern prometheus)

Presents the story of a monster assembled by a scientist from parts of dead bodies who develops a mind of his own as he learns to loathe himself and hate his creator.

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  • "Presents the story of a monster assembled by a scientist from parts of dead bodies who develops a mind of his own as he learns to loathe himself and hate his creator."@en
  • "Presents the original 1818 test of Mary Shelley's classic novel along with a collection of contemporary documents on the novel's historical context, textual notes, a brief chronology, and a review by Percy Shelley."
  • "The monster was supposed to be man's benefactor, but, scorned for his ugliness, he swears revenge on his creator and the human race."@en
  • "The monster was supposed to be man's benefactor, but, scorned for his ugliness, he swears revenge on his creator and the human race."
  • ""I saw the pale student of unhallowed arts kneeling beside the thing he had put together. I saw the hideous phantasm of a man stretched out, and then, on the working of some powerful engine, show signs of life and stir with an uneasy, half-vital motion." A summer evening's ghost stories, lonely insomnia in a moonlit Alpine's room, and a runaway imagination--fired by philosophical discussions with Lord Byron and Percy Bysshe Shelley about science, galvanism, and the origins of life--conspired to produce for Marry Shelley this haunting night specter. By morning, it had become the germ of her Romantic masterpiece, Frankenstein. Written in 1816 when she was only nineteen, Mary Shelley's novel of "The Modern Prometheus" chillingly dramatized the dangerous potential of life begotten upon a laboratory table. A frightening creation myth for our own time, Frankenstein remains one of the greatest horror stories ever written and is an undisputed classic of its kind."
  • "A scientist creates a "monster" which he cannot control and which ultimately destroys the lives of those that created it."
  • "Summary: A monster assembled by a scientist from parts of dead bodies develops a mind of his own as he learns to loathe himself and hate his creator."@en
  • "Frankenstein is the most famous novel by Mary Shelley: a dark Faustian parable of science misused that was an immediate success on its publication in 1818. Purporting to be the record of an explorer, it tells of Victor Frankenstein, a brilliant but wayward student of science, who builds a human from dead flesh. Horrified by what he has done, he abandons his creation. The creature, an outcast for his horrific appearance, learns language and becomes civilized. In time, he attempts to join society but is rejected because he is assumed to have murderous intentions. Spurned, he seeks vengeance on his creator. So begins a cycle of destruction, with Frankenstein and his "monster" pursuing each other to the extremes of nature until all vestiges of their humanity are lost in monomaniacal hatred. In 1831, Mary Shelley succumbed to conservative pressure and toned down the more radical elements of the work. The novel is here presented in its original, unexpurgated form."
  • ""Mary Shelley's gothic tale is the world's most famous work of horror fiction. The story concerns Victor Frankenstein, whose obsession with fashioning a new being leads him to create a pathetic, but monstrous creature--an act that has terrifying consequences."--P. [4] of cover."
  • "The 1818 text in three volumes bound together."
  • "Victor Frankenstein creates a man, but abdicates his responsibility to his creation and molds him into a monster. Shelley's classic work reveals much about death, ideas of atheism, and the corrupting influence of society on human nature."
  • "At this challenge, Mary Shelley began work on the 'ghost story' that was to evolve into the most celebrated horror novel in literary history. Frankenstein was published the next year and become the rage of London. In the generations since, the story of Victor Frankenstein and the monster he created has been read by millions all over the world. It has inspired hundreds of imitations, but it has never been equaled for its masterful manipulation of the elements of horror and suspense."
  • "At this challenge, Mary Shelley began work on the 'ghost story' that was to evolve into the most celebrated horror novel in literary history. Frankenstein was published the next year and become the rage of London. In the generations since, the story of Victor Frankenstein and the monster he created has been read by millions all over the world. It has inspired hundreds of imitations, but it has never been equaled for its masterful manipulation of the elements of horror and suspense."@en
  • "Literature Online includes the KnowledgeNotes student guides, a unique collection of critical introductions to major literary works. These high-quality, peer-reviewed academic resources are tailored to the needs of literature students and serve as a complement to the guidance provided by lecturers and seminar teachers."
  • "Victor Frankenstein, a brilliant but wayward student of science, builds a human from dead flesh. Horrified at what he has done, he abandons his creation. The creature, an outcast for his horrific appearance, learns language and becomes civilized. In time, he attempts to join society but is rejected because he is assumed to have murderous intentions. Spurned, he seeks vengeance on his creator. So begins a cycle of destruction, with Frankenstein and his "monster" pursuing each other to the extremes of nature until all vestiges of their humanity are lost in monomaniacal hatred.--"@en
  • "This is the classic gothic tale of Dr. Frankenstein and his experiment. The corpse is composed of many different body parts brought to life by this experiment. The difficulty and hardship from the misunderstanding between the monster and the villagers that already mistrust the mad Dr. Frankenstein Who knew that this amazing tale that has stood the test of time came as the result of a writing contest with the widely know poet Lord Byron as competition?"
  • "Written by Mary Shelley, Frankenstein is the bestselling horror classic about an experiment that goes horribly wrong, and a monster who swears revenge on his creator. Swiss student Victor Frankenstein uncovers the secret to bringing life to what is lifeless, and in assembling body parts to create a monster, ultimately sets the stage for his own destruction and that of everything he loves when the monster is rejected by society. Penned as part of a competition between Mary Shelley, Lord Byron, and John Polidori to see who could write the best horror story, Frankenstein is resonant with themes of love, friendship, hubris, and fear. It presents the epic battle between man and monster, showing that man is not always capable of controlling that which he creates."@en
  • "Written by Mary Shelley, Frankenstein is the bestselling horror classic about an experiment that goes horribly wrong, and a monster who swears revenge on his creator. Swiss student Victor Frankenstein uncovers the secret to bringing life to what is lifeless, and in assembling body parts to create a monster, ultimately sets the stage for his own destruction and that of everything he loves when the monster is rejected by society. Penned as part of a competition between Mary Shelley, Lord Byron, and John Polidori to see who could write the best horror story, Frankenstein is resonant with themes of love, friendship, hubris, and fear. It presents the epic battle between man and monster, showing that man is not always capable of controlling that which he creates."
  • "A Swiss doctor attempts to bring the dead back to life."@en
  • "Tells the story of a scientist who discovers the secret of generating life from lifeless matter, and puts this knowledge to use by creating a monster being."@en
  • "Tells the story of a scientist who discovers the secret of generating life from lifeless matter, and puts this knowledge to use by creating a monster being."
  • "A monster assembled by a scientist from parts of dead bodies develops a mind of his own as he learns to loathe himself and hate his creator. Includes study guide."
  • "A monster assembled by a scientist from parts of dead bodies develops a mind of his own as he learns to loathe himself and hate his creator. Includes study guide."@en
  • "A dedicated science student obsessed with bestowing life to lifeless matter creates a living being from stolen body parts. Includes unabridged book and full-length feature film based on the book."
  • "Frankenstein's presumptuous act of creation, although begun with the best of intentions, is doomed to failure, for man cannot hope to penetrate the secrets of nature. In recounting this chilling tragedy, Mary Shelley demonstrates both the corruption of an innocent creature by an immoral society and the dangers of playing God with science."@en
  • "--by the glimmer of the half-extinguished light, I saw the dull yellow eye of the creature open; it breathed hard, and a convulsive motion agitated its limbs. In a secret attic lab, young victor Frankenstein creates what no man has ever created before. It's an electrifying, brilliant achievement. But it is a monster. A monster that will torment his creator until his dying day."@en
  • "In 1814 Mary Shelley journeyed down the Rhine with her husband Percy Bysshe Shelley, stopping in Mannheim near the ruins. The Frankenstein Ruins no doubt served as a magnet to travelers of their romantic temperaments and interest in legends. Whether she was exposed to the ruins at that time or through Goethe's Faust is not known, although she did name her novel published in 1818, Frankenstein. The novel features Victor Frankenstein, a student who creates an artificial man while exploring the secrets of life in his laboratory. Victor Frankenstein recoils from his creation, fearing that he has."@en
  • "Tells the story of a scientist who discovers the secret of generating life from lifeless matter and puts this knowledge to use by creating a monster being."
  • "Frankenstein is a young idealistic student of natural philosophy who, finding the secret of giving live to matter, creates a living being. The monstrous creation, though tender-hearted and gentle in nature, inspires fear in those who meet him and must hide away from society. Increasingly lonely and isolated, the monster becomes embittered and cruel, taking a hideous revente on his creator. In a dramatic denouement in which Frankenstein pursues his creation to the Arctic in order to destroy him, Mary Shelley reveals the terrifiying consequences of playing God."
  • "Monster assembled by a scientist from parts of dead bodies develops a mind of his own as he learns to loathe himself and hate his creator."@en
  • "A scientist assembles a monster from parts of deadbodies which develops a mind of his own as he learns to loathe himself and his creator."@en
  • "Twenty-five years after its original release, Wrightson's illustrated version of Shelley's "Frankenstein" is still considered to be one of the greatest achievements by any artist in the field. This edition includes Stephen King's introduction and the original 47 full-page illustrations."
  • "A seminal work in the genres of gothic literature and science fiction, Mary Shelley's eerie tale of a single scientist's fervent fixation on cheating death has become one of the most well-known and beloved novels of the era. Frankenstein Random House of Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in ebook form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved."@en
  • "A monster assembled by a scientist from parts of dead bodies develops a mind of his own as he learns to loathe himself and hate his creator."
  • "A monster assembled by a scientist from parts of dead bodies develops a mind of his own as he learns to loathe himself and hate his creator."@en
  • "Contains the novel, followed by critical reading questions, short answer assignments and essay assignments -- Source other than Library of Congress."@en
  • "Mary Shelley's fable of the new Prometheus is the only Gothic novel that still reaches a wide and appreciative audience ..."@en
  • "One of the best known horror stories - Dr Frankenstein creates intelligent life, but then realizes that he has created a monster."@en
  • "One of the best known horror stories - Dr Frankenstein creates intelligent life, but then realizes that he has created a monster."
  • ""Victor Frankenstein, a young Swiss student of the natural sciences, experiments with inanimate forms, attempting to discover the secret of life. In doing so, he creates a huge, hideous creature which, scorned by everyone because of its ugliness, vows to spend the rest of its life seeking revenge against the human race."--Back cover."
  • "Presents the story of Dr. Frankenstein and the obsessive experiment that leads to the creation of a monstrous and deadly creature, and includes a section examining the many film adaptations of the story."@en
  • "Classics. Horror fiction. Science fiction. The classic tale of the devastating consequences of playing God. Brilliant, driven Victor Frankenstein has at last realised his greatest ambition. The scientist has succeeded in creating intelligent life. But when his creature first stirs, Frankenstein realises he has made a monster. And, abandoned by its maker and shunned by everyone who sees it, the Doctor's creation sets out to destroy him and all that he holds dear. Mary Shelley's FRANKENSTEIN remains one of the greatest horror stories ever written, a book that chillingly captures the unforeseen terror of playing God. And the heart-stopping fear of being pursued by a powerful, relentless killer."@en
  • "Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, generally known as Frankenstein, is a novel written by the British author Mary Shelley. Shelley started writing Frankenstein when she was 18 and finished when she was 19. The first edition was published anonymously in London in 1818. Shelley's name appears on the revised third edition, published in 1831. The title of the novel refers to a scientist, Victor Frankenstein, who learns how to create life and creates a being in the likeness of man, but larger than average and more powerful. In popular culture, people have tended to refer to the Creature as & q."@en
  • "Presents the story of Dr. Frankenstein and his obsessive experiment that leads to the creation of a monstrous and deadly creature."
  • "A monster assembled by a scientist from parts of dead bodies is scorned for being ugly and swears revenge on his creator and the human race."
  • "A monster assembled by a scientist from parts of dead bodies is scorned for being ugly and swears revenge on his creator and the human race."@en
  • "ENDURING LITERATURE ILLUMINATED BY PRACTICAL SCHOLARSHIP A timeless, terrifying tale of one man's obsession to create life -- and the monster that became his legacy. EACH ENRICHED CLASSIC EDITION INCLUDES: - A concise introduction that gives readers important background information - A chronology of the author's life and work - A timeline of significant events that provides the book's historical context - An outline of key themes and plot points to help readers form their own interpretations - Detailed explanatory notes - Critical analysis, including contemporary and modern perspectives on the work - Discussion questions to promote lively classroom and book group interaction - A list of recommended related books and films to broaden the reader's experience Enriched Classics offer readers affordable editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and insightful commentary. The scholarship provided in Enriched Classics enables readers to appreciate, understand, and enjoy the world's finest books to their full potential. SERIES EDITED BY CYNTHIA BRANTLEY JOHNSON."@en
  • "A monster assembled by a scientist from parts of dead bodies develops a mind of his own as he learns to loathe himself and hate his creator. Includes illustrated notes throughout the text explaining the historical background of the story."
  • "What you create can destroy you. One freezing morning, a lone man wandering across the artic ice caps is rescued from starvation by a ship's captain. "Victor Frankenstein's" story is one of ambition, murder and revenge. As a young scientist he pushed moral boundaries in order to cross the final scientific frontier and create life. But his creation is a monster stitched together from grave-robbed body parts who has no place in the world, and his life can only lead to tragedy."
  • "One freezing morning, a lone man wandering across the Arctic ice caps is rescued from starvation by a ship's captain. But his creation is a monster stitched together from grave-robbed body parts who has no place in the world, and his life can only lead to tragedy."
  • "One freezing morning, a lone man wandering across the Arctic ice caps is rescued from starvation by a ship's captain. That man is Victor Frankenstein and his story is one of ambition, murder and revenge. As a young scientist he pushed moral boundaries in order to cross the final scientific frontier and create life."
  • "A young Swiss scientist's discovery of the cause of generation leads to the creation of a hideous monster."
  • "A young Swiss scientist's discovery of the cause of generation leads to the creation of a hideous monster."@en
  • "A novel in which a monster assembled by a scientist from parts of dead bodies develops a mind of his own as he learns to loathe himself and hate his creator."
  • "A monster assembled by a scientist from parts of dead bodies develops a mind of his own as he learns to loathe himself and hate his creator. At this challenge, Mary Shelley began work on the 'ghost story' that was to evolve into the most celebrated horror novel in literary history. Frankenstein was published the next year and become the rage of London. In the generations since, the story of Victor Frankenstein and the monster he created has been read by millions all over the world. It has inspired hundreds of imitations, but it has never been equaled for its masterful manipulation of the elements of horror and suspense."
  • "Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus, was completed by Mary Shelley at the age of 19. She infused this original novel with Gothic and Romantic elements. Scientist Victor Frankenstein creates a large and powerful creature in the likeness of man, but is disgusted by his own creation and he abandons the being to fend for itself. Spawning generations of horror stories in the genre, Frankenstein is a gruesome warning against playing God and attempting the engineering of life."

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