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Frankenstein (Paperback, Reprint)

| Oxford Univ Pr | 8/13/1998

ISBN-10 : 0192834878   ISBN-13 : 9780192834874   List Price : $7.95

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To many readers, who have perhaps known Frankenstein only at second hand, the original may well come as a surprise. When Mary Shelley began it, she was only 18, though she was already Shelley's mistress and Byron's friend. In her preface she explains how she and Shelley spent part of a wet summer with Byron in Switzerland, amusing themselves by reading and writing ghost stories. Her contribution was Frankenstein, a story about a student of natural philosophy who learns the secret of imparting life to a creature constructed from bones he has collected in charnel-houses. The story is not a study of the macabre, as such, but rather a study of how man uses his power, through science, to manipulate and pervert his own destiny, and this makes it a profoundly disturbing book.

Product Details

  • ISBN-10: 0192834878
  • ISBN-13: 9780192834874
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 264
  • Dimensions: 5.24 (w) x 7.76 (h) x 0.75 (d)
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