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Frankenstein o el moderno Prometeo / Frankenstein, or the Modern Promethius
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin Classics
Publication date November 17, 2015
Pages 328
Binding Paperback
Edition Italian edition
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9788491050896
ISBN-10 8491050892
Dimensions 0.60 by 5 by 7.50 in.
Weight 0.55 lbs.
Original list price $8.95
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Nominada por los estadounidenses como una de las 100 mejores novelas en la serie de PBS The Great American Read.

«El mito de Frankenstein proyecta su espectacular sombra so-

bre las inmensas bibliotecas de la literatura y el cine occidental.»
Alberto Manguel

En 1816, Mary Shelley dio vida al que sería su personaje más famoso, el doctor Victor Frankenstein. La historia es bien conocida: un científico consigue crear una criatura a la que luego rechaza. Metáfora sobre la vida, la libertad y el amor, Frankenstein o el moderno Prometeo es una maravillosa fábula con todos los ingredientes de los grandes mitos.
La presente edición se abre con una lúcida introducción de Alberto Manguel, titulada «La novia de Frankenstein», en la que el afamado escritor y crítico analiza el mito del monstruo y su influencia en la cultura contemporánea.

«Cuando esos músculos y esas articulaciones adquirieron la facultad de moverse, aquel ser se convirtió en algo tan indescriptible que ni siquiera Dante habría sido capaz de concebir nada igual.»


ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

Few creatures of horror have seized readers' imaginations and held them for so long as the anguished monster of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. The story of Victor Frankenstein's terrible creation and the havoc it caused has enthralled generations of readers and inspired countless writers of horror and suspense. Considering the novel's enduring success, it is remarkable that it began merely as a whim of Lord Byron's. "We will each write a story," Byron announced to his next-door neighbors, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin and her lover Percy Bysshe Shelley. The friends were summering on the shores of Lake Geneva in Switzerland in 1816, Shelley still unknown as a poet and Byron writing the third canto of Childe Harold. When continued rains kept them confined indoors, all agreed to Byron's proposal.The illustrious poets failed to complete their ghost stories, but Mary Shelley rose supremely to the challenge. With Frankenstein, she succeeded admirably in the task she set for herself: to create a story that, in her own words, "would speak to the mysterious fears of our nature and awaken thrilling horror — one to make the reader dread to look round, to curdle the blood, and quicken the beatings of the heart."

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