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Frankenstein: Or, the Modern Prometheus 1823 (Revolution and Romanticism, 1789-1834)

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  • Sales Rank:4,688,791
  • Format:Facsimile
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Hardcover
  • Edition:Facsimile of 1831 ed
  • Pages:148
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):1.3
  • Dimensions (in):0.8 x 7.3 x 10
  • Publication Date:October 1993
  • ISBN:1854771175
  • EAN:9781854771179
  • ASIN:1854771175
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ENDURING LITERATURE ILLUMINATED BY PRACTICAL SCHOLARSHIP

A timeless, terrifying tale of one man's obsession to create life—and the monster that became his legacy.

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Amazon.com Review
Frankenstein, loved by many decades of readers and praised by such eminent literary critics as Harold Bloom, seems hardly to need a recommendation. If you haven't read it recently, though, you may not remember the sweeping force of the prose, the grotesque, surreal imagery, and the multilayered doppelgänger themes of Mary Shelley's masterpiece. As fantasy writer Jane Yolen writes of this (the reviewer's favorite) edition, "The strong black and whites of the main text [illustrations] are dark and brooding, with unremitting shadows and stark contrasts. But the central conversation with the monster--who owes nothing to the overused movie image … but is rather the novel's charnel-house composite--is where [Barry] Moser's illustrations show their greatest power ... The viewer can all but smell the powerful stench of the monster's breath as its words spill out across the page. Strong book-making for one of the world's strongest and most remarkable books." Includes an illuminating afterword by Joyce Carol Oates.

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