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Frankenstein

Frankenstein - 67 edition

Frankenstein - 67 edition

ISBN13: 9780553212471

ISBN10: 0553212478

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley - ISBN 9780553212471
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 67
Copyright: 1967
Publisher: Bantam Books, Inc.
Published: 1967
International: No
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley - ISBN 9780553212471

ISBN13: 9780553212471

ISBN10: 0553212478

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 67

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Summary

Frankenstein was Mary Shelley's immensely powerful contribution to the ghost stories which she, Percy Shelley, and Byron devised one wet summer in Switzerland. Its protagonist is a young student of natural philosophy, who learns the secret of imparting life to a creature constructed from relics of the dead, with horrific consequences. Frankenstein confronts some of the most feared innovations of evolutionism: topics such as degeneracy, hereditary disease, and mankind's status as a species of animal. The text used here is from the 1818 edition, which is a mocking expose of leaders and achievers who leave desolation in their wake, showing humanity its choice - to live co-operatively or to die of selfishness. It is also a black comedy, and harder and wittier than the 1831 version with which we are more familiar.