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Frankenstein: The 1818 Text Mary Shelley S Seminal Novel Of The Scientist Whose Creation Becomes A MonsterThis Edition Is The Original Text, Which Preserves The Hard Hitting And Politically Charged Aspects Of Shelley S Original Writing, As Well As Her Unflinching Wit And Strong Female Voice This Edition Also Includes A New Introduction And Suggestions For Further Reading By Author And Shelley Expert Charlotte Gordon, Literary Excerpts And Reviews Selected By Gordon And A Chronology And Essay By Preeminent Shelley Scholar Charles E Robinson


About the Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Mary Shelley n e Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, often known as Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley was an English novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, travel writer, and editor of the works of her husband, Romantic poet and philosopher Percy Bysshe Shelley She was the daughter of the political philosopher William Godwin and the writer, philosopher, and feminist Mary Wollstonecraft.Mary Shelley was taken seriously as a writer in her own lifetime, though reviewers often missed the political edge to her novels After her death, however, she was chiefly remembered only as the wife of Percy Bysshe Shelley and as the author of Frankenstein It was not until 1989, when Emily Sunstein published her prizewinning biography Mary Shelley Romance and Reality, that a full length scholarly biography analyzing all of Shelley s letters, journals, and works within their historical context was published.The well meaning attempts of Mary Shelley s son and daughter in law to Victorianise her memory through the censoring of letters and biographical material contributed to a perception of Mary Shelley as aconventional, less reformist figure than her works suggest Her own timid omissions from Percy Shelley s works and her quiet avoidance of public controversy in the later years of her life added to this impression The eclipse of Mary Shelley s reputation as a novelist and biographer meant that, until the last thirty years, most of her works remained out of print, obstructing a larger view of her achievement She was seen as a one novel author, if that In recent decades, however, the republication of almost all her writings has stimulated a new recognition of its value Her voracious reading habits and intensive study, revealed in her journals and letters and reflected in her works, is now better appreciated Shelley s recognition of herself as an author has also been recognized after Percy s death, she wrote about her authorial ambitions I think that I can maintain myself, and there is something inspiriting in the idea Scholars now consider Mary Shelley to be a major Romantic figure, significant for her literary achievement and her political voice as a woman and a liberal.



10 thoughts on “Frankenstein: The 1818 Text

  1. says:

    My apologies, but this review is going to be a bit frantic due to my brain being so oxygen starved by the novel s breath stealing gorgeousness that I m feeling a bit light headed So please forgive the random thoughts.First Mary Shelley I love you Second Dear Hollywood you lying dung pile of literature savaging, no talent hacks you got this all wrong Please learn to read and get yourself a copy of the source material before you FUBAR it again Third My heart shattered for the monster


  2. says:

    So.I finished it.Warning If you are a fan of classic literature and or are utterly devoid of a sense of humor this review may not be for you.Also Yes, I realize that I m a moron with zero literary credibility So, stop reading right now if the sound of an idiot whistling out of their asshole bothers you too terribly Sure, you can comment below and tell me how stupid I am, but it probably won t make me a better person Or will it I ve always wondered what the real Frankenstein story was like


  3. says:

    I have love in me the likes of which you can scarcely imagine and rage the likes of which you would not believe If I cannot satisfy the one, I will indulge the otherFrom the 1994 movieThe worst thing about this novel is how distorted it has become by constant movie adaptations and misinformed ideas about the nature of Frankenstein and his monster For years, like many others, I thought Frankenstein was the name of that slightly green dude with the bolts in his neck Nuh uh.Did FrankensteiI have lo


  4. says:

    No stars That s right Zero, zip nada.It s been almost 30 years since I ve detested a book this much I didn t think anything could be worse then Kafka s The Metamorphosis Seems I m never too old to be wrong This time, I don t have the excuse that I was forced to read this for high school lit class Oh no, this time I read this of my own volition and for fun Yeah, fun Kinda like sticking bamboo shoots between my fingernails type of fun Watching paint dry fun Going to an Air Supply conce No stars That s ri


  5. says:

    Some books teach you something new each time you revisit them I picked up the tragically wonderful Frankenstein for a fourth time this week, and I was totally mesmerised by the descriptive language used to describe the natural world In all my previous readings, I focused on all the classic tropes of man and monster though I never considered the importance of the serene beauty that surrounds the story The natural world dominates the background of the novel It s there, like a pervading monster Some books teach


  6. says:

    It s been fifty years since I had read Frankenstein, and, now after a recent second reading I am pleased to know that the pleasures of that first reading have been revived Once again just as it was in my teens I was thrilled by the first glimpse of the immense figure of the monster, driving his sled across the arctic ice, and marveled at the artful use of narrative frames within frame, each subsequent frame leading us closer to the heart of the novel, until we hear the alienated yet articulat It s been fifty years s


  7. says:

    This was awesome I listened to an audiobook on YouTube as it is under the public domain You can find it here It was great The narrator did a great job of building the atmosphere and excitement in the story I always love reading the original stories behind some very iconic pop culture figures Frankenstein is obviously incredibly popular It was great to read and do a little bit of a personal independent study on major nerd here The perfect Hall This was awesome I listened to an audiobook on YouTube as it is under the public


  8. says:

    Don t get why everyone spends so much time talking about the theme of science versus nature and how this is the world s first science fiction novel when clearly this is the world s pre eminent text on the subject of the dire consequences of procrastination.But whatever.This book rules.First off, it s very funny to imagine old timey 1800s people being scared by this It s in the same vein as thinking of that urban legend about the people who watched the first movie screaming when the train ra Don t get why everyone spends so much t


  9. says:

    REREAD UPDATE September 2018 One of my bookclubs Click to check out Reading List Completists is reading this for September 2018 I figure it was a good time for a reread since it was one of my favorites and it has been over 20 years since I read it I did enjoy it again this time and it stands up to the 5 star review and designation of classic There were a few slow parts mainly when Dr Frankenstein would stop the narrative to wax poetical about something but, not enough t take a way fr REREAD UPDATE September 2018 One of my bookclubs Clic


  10. says:

    The anecdote is legendary Mary Shelley, a teenager at the time, was spending a vacation in Switzerland with her fianc , Percy Shelley, their mutual friend, Lord Byron, and a few other people Was the weather gloomy that summer of 1816 Were the companions bored to death For amusement, one evening, they challenged each other into writing the scariest ghost story they could come up with No one remembers what the fellows wrote on that occasion Everyone has, at least, heard of the creation of th The anecdote is legendary Mary Shelley, a teenager at


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