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Frankenstein
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
0553212478
Jan 1979
Paperback
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Book Review
Frankenstein, loved by many decades of readers and praised by such eminent literary critics as Harold Bloom, seems hardly to need a recommendation. If you haven't read it recently, though, you may not remember the sweeping force of the prose, the grotesque, surreal imagery, and the multilayered doppelgänger themes of Mary Shelley's masterpiece. As fantasy writer Jane Yolen writes of this (the reviewer's favorite) edition, "The strong black and whites of the main text [illustrations] are dark and brooding, with unremitting shadows and stark contrasts. But the central conversation with the monster--who owes nothing to the overused movie image … but is rather the novel's charnel-house composite--is where [Barry] Moser's illustrations show their greatest power ... The viewer can all but smell the...


Frankenstein (SparkNotes)
SparkNotes Editors
1586633570
January 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
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Frankenstein
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
0140367128
Nov 1994
Paperback
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Book Review
Frankenstein, loved by many decades of readers and praised by such eminent literary critics as Harold Bloom, seems hardly to need a recommendation. If you haven't read it recently, though, you may not remember the sweeping force of the prose, the grotesque, surreal imagery, and the multilayered doppelgänger themes of Mary Shelley's masterpiece. As fantasy writer Jane Yolen writes of this (the reviewer's favorite) edition, "The strong black and whites of the main text [illustrations] are dark and brooding, with unremitting shadows and stark contrasts. But the central conversation with the monster--who owes nothing to the overused movie image … but is rather the novel's charnel-house composite--is where [Barry] Moser's illustrations show their greatest power ... The viewer can all but smell the...


Mary Shelley
Miranda Seymour
0802139485
October 2002
Paperback
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Book Review
She was the daughter of pioneering feminist Mary Wollstonecraft and radical philosopher William Godwin, both reviled for their unconventional views. She ran away with poet Percy Bysshe Shelley when she was 16 and wrote Frankenstein when she was 19. Three of her four children died in infancy; her husband drowned before she turned 25. Yet Mary Shelley (1797-1851) persevered to write other novels (none so famous as her first), to nurture her husband's literary status (decidedly shaky at the time of his death), and to support her son and acquire a devoted daughter-in-law who was partly responsible for her rather dull posthumous reputation as the quintessential devoted widow. British novelist and biographer Miranda Seymour paints a more nuanced portrait of Mary as a sharply intelligent, sometimes cantankerous woman who did not...


Frankenstein
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
0743487583
May 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
ENDURING LITERATURE ILLUMINATEDBY PRACTICAL SCHOLARSHIPA 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 experienceEnriched Classics offer readers...


Frankenstein (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
1593080050
May 2003
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Description
At once a Gothic thriller, a passionate romance, and a cautionary tale about the dangers of science, Frankenstein tells the story of science student Victor Frankenstein, who is obsessed with “bestowing animation upon lifeless matter.” Frankenstein assembles a human being from stolen body parts; but upon bringing it to life, he recoils in horror at the creature’s hideousness. Tormented by loneliness, the creature unleashes a campaign of murderous revenge against his creator.

Frankenstein, an instant best-seller and an important ancestor of both the horror and science-
fiction genres, not only tells a terrifying story, but also raises profound questions about the
nature of life and the place of humankind within the cosmos. In our age, filled with news of organ donation,...


Frankenstein
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
074325578X
Jan 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Makes scoring higher so easy, it's scary!Millions of readers have enjoyed the chilling tale of Frankenstein for its dark and gripping plot. But did you know that it's also packed with words you need to know for the SAT?Learning words by reading them in context is the most effective way to expand your vocabulary, and this book can help you do just that! This edition of Frankenstein includes:• 629 SAT vocabulary words highlighted throughout the text• Definitions for each highlighted word on the facing page• A word pronunciation guide• Plus a special glossary that defines over 100 additional challenging vocabulary words• It's a pain-free way to build your vocabulary -- and to score higher on the test!World Leader in Test Prep and AdmissionsKaplan has been the world leader in test preparation for...


Cliff's Notes: Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
Anca Munteanu
0764587269
April 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
In the CliffsComplete guides, the novel's complete text and a glossary appear side-by-side with coordinating numbered lines to help you understand unusual words and phrasing. You'll also find all the commentary and resources of a standard CliffsNotes for Literature.

CliffsComplete Frankenstein  is certainly Mary Shelley’s greatest literary achievement and one of the most complex literary works of all time. Unlike most Romantic writers, Mary Shelley seems interested in the dark, self-destructive side of human reality and the human soul.

Discover how Dr. Frankenstein’s creation impacts everyone he meets — and save yourself valuable studying time — all at once. Enhance your reading of Frankenstein with these additional features: A summary and...



Frankenstein, Dracula, Dr, Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
0451523636
Dec 1978
Paperback
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Passion: A Novel of the Romantic Poets
Jude Morgan
031234368X
November 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. The attempted suicide of Mary Wollstonecraft opens this carefully researched, deeply imagined and gorgeously written novel about the Romantic poets, as seen by the women who loved them: Mary Wollstonecraft's daughter, Mary Shelley, who fell scandalously in love with then-married Percy Bysshe Shelley and wrote Frankenstein at age 19; the passionate but untethered Lady Caroline Lamb, who never got over her love for Lord Byron; charming Fanny Brawne, devoted to her consumptive fiancé, Keats; and Augusta Leigh, half-sister to Byron, notorious for her incestuous affair with him. Dense, empathetic, detailed portraits of each woman lift them above their iconography; even Byron, in all his famous charm, is convincingly rendered. The poets, of course, are doomed—Byron, fighting in the...


Frankenstein
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
1597371297
Sept 2005
Audio Compact Disc - Unabridged
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Book Description
Dr. Frankenstein learns the secret of imparting life to inanimate matter. To test his theories, he collects bones from the charnel-houses to construct a "human" being, and then gives it life. The creature, endowed with supernatural size and strength, is revolting to look at, and frightens all who see it. Lonely and miserable, it comes to hate its creator. The monster murders Frankenstein's brother and his bride, and flees. The doctor pursues his creation in order to destroy it, but dies himself in the attempt.

The story of Frankenstein was first written as a ghost story to be told as part of a contest between Mary Shelley, her husband, and Lord Byron. This tale of terror has been a world favorite since it was first published in 1818, and has been made into countless movies.


Frankenstein (Collector's Library Series)
Mary Shelley
0760750807
March 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
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...


Frankenstein
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
8484035727
Sept 2003
(Hardcover) - Spanish
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Book Description
Readers will take pleasure in discovering the classics through these beautifully packaged and affordably priced editions of famous works of literature from all over the world. A variety of periods, themes, and authors are represented. Los lectores tomarán un gran placer en descubrir los clásicos por estas bellas y económicas ediciones de literatura famosa y universal. Se representa una variedad de épocas, temas, y autores.


Frankenstein (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
1593081154
February 2005
Paperback
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Mary
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
0140433716
May 1993
Paperback
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Frankenstein
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
0141439475
May 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Edited by Maurice Hindle.


Frankenstein
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
0486299309
October 1997
Paperback
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Book Review
Frankenstein, loved by many decades of readers and praised by such eminent literary critics as Harold Bloom, seems hardly to need a recommendation. If you haven't read it recently, though, you may not remember the sweeping force of the prose, the grotesque, surreal imagery, and the multilayered doppelgänger themes of Mary Shelley's masterpiece. As fantasy writer Jane Yolen writes of this (the reviewer's favorite) edition, "The strong black and whites of the main text [illustrations] are dark and brooding, with unremitting shadows and stark contrasts. But the central conversation with the monster--who owes nothing to the overused movie image … but is rather the novel's charnel-house composite--is where [Barry] Moser's illustrations show their greatest power ... The viewer can all but smell the...


Frankenstein: Or, the Modern Prometheus
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
0393964582
April 1996
Textbook Paperback
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Frankenstein
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
0142404071
May 2005
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Grade 5 Up–A comic-book version of the classic tale of Dr. Victor Frankenstein's ill-fated quest to create life. Adapting a large and complex work such as Shelley's gothic masterpiece into a graphic novel for young readers is certainly no easy task, and this hit-and-miss rendition is far from successful. A by-product of the editing is the weakening of Victor's relationships, reducing the impact of the murders of Frankenstein's friends and family. Most notably, the adaptation fails to introduce or explain the character of Justine, making her wrongful hanging the first and only time readers meet her. Irving's black-and-white computer-shaded illustrations vary between perfectly moody and downright murky. The level of detail also changes: in one panel, Elizabeth's hair looks like thick squiggles, yet in...

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