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Frankenstein (Penguin Popular Classics) by  Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley - Paperback - 1994 - from ThriftBooks (SKU: G0140620303I4N00)

Frankenstein (Penguin Popular Classics)

Frankenstein (Penguin Popular Classics) by  Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley - Paperback - 1994 - from ThriftBooks (SKU: G0140620303I4N00)

Frankenstein (Penguin Popular Classics)

by Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft

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ISBN 10
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ISBN 13
9780140620306
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Penguin, 1994. Paperback. Very Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. The spine remains undamaged. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.

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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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Title
Frankenstein (Penguin Popular Classics)
Author
Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft
Format/binding
Paperback
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Quantity available
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Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
0140620303
ISBN 13
9780140620306
Publisher
Penguin
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1994

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