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Frankenstein: Or, The modern Prometheus. With an introduction by Edmund Lester Pearson and illustrations by Everett Henry

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Frankenstein: Or, The modern Prometheus. With an introduction by Edmund Lester Pearson and illustrations by Everett Henry

by Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft

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The Limited Editions Club, 1934. *Price HAS BEEN REDUCED by 10% until Monday, March 30 (sale item)* limited to 1500 numbered copies, signed by Everett Henry; xvii, 257, [1] pp., original cloth covered boards & leather backstrip, fine in a very good dust jacket. Photos available upon request.

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This 19th Century piece of classic science fiction literature has a fascinating history. Authored by Mary Shelley when she was just 19 years old, Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus was first published anonymously in London in 1818 to mixed reception. Standard for British literature at the time, it was published in the traditional "three-volume" or "triple-decker" format. Mary Shelley is not credited as the author in the first edition, but there is a preface written by her husband, Percy Shelley, as well as a dedication to Mary's father, William Godwin. It was not until the second edition was published in 1822 that Mary Shelley was listed as the author. Rather unfortunately, later editions drop the subtitle "or, the Modern Prometheus". Shelley included the subtitle to illustrate the similarities between Dr. Frankenstein and the Greek god Prometheus, as Prometheus suffers great torment after creating man and deceiving Zeus by giving fire to humanity. Since only 500 first edition copies were printed, they are quite rare and very valuable. As with most classic first editions, Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus only increases in value over time. In 2012, a one-of-a-kind first edition was found that was inscribed by Mary Shelley to Lord Byron, saying on the front flyleaf, "To Lord Byron from the Author". -

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Zubal Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
ZB1136626
Title
Frankenstein: Or, The modern Prometheus. With an introduction by Edmund Lester Pearson and illustrations by Everett Henry
Author
Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft
Book condition
Used
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
The Limited Editions Club
Date published
1934
Keywords
literature art limited editions club jux

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