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Mary Shelley

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The daughter of Mary Wollestonecraft, the ardent feminist and author of A Vindication on the Right of Women, and William Goodwin, the Radical-anarchist philosopher and author of Lives of the Necromancers, Mary Goodwin was born into a freethinking, revolutionary household in London on August 30,1797. Educated mainly by her intellectual surroundings, she had little formal schooling and at sixteen eloped with the young poet Percy Bysshe Shelley; they eventually married in 1816.

Mary Shelley’s life had many tragic elements. Her mother died giving birth to Mary; her half-sister committed suicide; Harriet Shelley—Percy’s wife drowned heself and her unborn child after he... Read More

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Frankenstein
Or, The Modern Prometheus
Written by Mary Shelley
Introduction by Wendy Steiner


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: January 26, 1999
Price: $9.00

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is one of the masterpieces of nineteenth-century Gothicism. While staying in the Swiss Alps in 1816 with her lover Percy Shelley, Lord Byron, and others, Mary, then eighteen, began to concoct the story of Dr. Victor Frankenstein and the monster he brings to life by electricity. Written in... Read more >

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Frankenstein

Written by Mary Shelley
Introduction by Wendy Lesser


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: March 10, 1992
Price: $21.00

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Frankenstein

Written by Mary Shelley


Format: Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: May 1, 1984
Price: $4.95

After creating a life from the parts of dead humans, Dr. Frankenstein is turned upon and tormented by his monster. Disturbing and profoundly moving, Frankenstein has become part of our own mythology. Read more >

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Frankenstein

Written by Mary Shelley
Adapted by Larry Weinberg
Illustrated by Ken Barr


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
On Sale: April 12, 1982
Price: $3.99

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Frankenstein

Written by Mary Shelley


Format: eBook
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: September 30, 2003
Price: $1.99

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Frankenstein

Written by Mary Shelley


Format: eBook
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: January 5, 1999
Price: $2.99

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Frankenstein
En Espaņol
Written by Mary Shelley


Format: eBook, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: December 5, 2012
Price: $3.99

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Frankenstein
En Espaņol
Written by Mary Shelley


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: September 13, 2011
Price: $13.95

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Frankenstein

Written by Mary Shelley
Adapted by Larry Weinberg
Illustrated by Ken Barr


Format: eBook, 96 pages
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
On Sale: February 2, 2011
Price: $3.99

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The Original Frankenstein

Written by Mary Shelley


Format: eBook, 464 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 12, 2011
Price: $11.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.

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The Original Frankenstein

Written by Mary Shelley


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 8, 2009
Price: $14.95

Working from the earliest surviving draft of Frankenstein, Charles E. Robinson presents two versions of the classic novel—as Mary Shelley originally wrote it and a subsequent version clearly indicating Percy Shelley’s amendments and contributions.

For the first time we can hear Mary’s sole voice, which is colloquial, fast-paced, and sounds more modern... Read more >
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