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Frankenstein
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Demco Media
Publication date July 1, 2001
Binding Reinforced
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780606215916
ISBN-10 0606215913
Dimensions 0.75 by 4.25 by 6.75 in.
Weight 0.35 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Business
Original list price $12.30
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Presents the story of Dr. Frankenstein and the obsessive experiment that leads to the creation of a monstrous and deadly creature, and includes a section examining the many film adaptations of the story.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is a novel written by English author Mary Shelley that tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, a young scientist who creates a grotesque but sapient creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment. Shelley started writing the story when she was 18, and the first edition of the novel was published anonymously in London in 1818, when she was 20. Her name first appeared on the second edition, published in France in 1823. Shelley travelled through Europe in 1814, journeying along the River Rhine in Germany with a stop in Gernsheim which is just 17 km (10 mi) away from Frankenstein Castle, where, two centuries before, an alchemist was engaged in experiments. Later, she travelled in the region of Geneva (Switzerland)—where much of the story takes place—and the topic of galvanism and other similar occult ideas were themes of conversation among her companions, particularly her lover and future husband, Percy Shelley. Mary, Percy, Lord Byron and John Polidori decided to have a competition to see who could write the best horror story. After thinking for days, Shelley dreamt about a scientist who created life and was horrified by what he had made; and her dream later evolved into the novel's story. Each RADLEY CLASSIC is a meticulously restored, luxurious and faithful reproduction of a classic book; produced with elegant text layout, clarity of presentation, and stylistic features that make reading a true pleasure. Special attention is given to legible fonts and adequate letter sizing, correct line length for readability, generous margins and triple lead (lavish line separation); plus we do not allow any mistakes/changes to creep into the original author’s words. Visit RADLEY BOOKS at www.radleybooks.com to see more classic book titles in this series.

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