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Mary Shelley

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
Written by Mary Shelley
Vintage Espanol | Trade Paperback | September 2011
$13.95/15.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-74516-3 (0-307-74516-3)

En el verano de 1816, el poeta Percy Bysshe Shelley y su esposa Mary se reunieron con Lord Byron y su médico Polidori en una villa a orillas del lago Leman. A instancias de Lord Byron y para animar una velada tormentosa, decidieron que cada uno inventaría una historia de fantasmas. La... Read more






The Original Frankenstein
Written by Mary Shelley
Vintage | Trade Paperback | September 2009
$14.00/17.99(Canada) | 978-0-307-47442-1 (0-307-47442-9)

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






Frankenstein
Written by Mary Shelley, Introduction by Wendy Steiner
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | January 1999
$9.00/11.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-75341-1 (0-375-75341-9)

At the age of eighteen, Mary Shelley, while staying in the Swiss Alps with her lover Percy Shelley, Lord Byron, and others, conceived the tale of Dr. Victor Frankenstein and the monster he brings to life. The resulting book, Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, is a dark parable warning against the... Read more






Frankenstein
Written by Mary Shelley, Introduction by Wendy Lesser
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | March 1992
$20.00/23.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-40999-1 (0-679-40999-8)

 

No-one in the grip of Mary Shelley's FRANKENSTEIN, with its mythic-minded hero and its highly sympathetic monster who reads Goethe and longs to be at peace with himself, can fail to notice how much more excellent the original is than all the adaptations, imitations and outright plagiarisms which have followed in...

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Frankenstein
Written by Mary Shelley
Bantam Classics | Paperback | May 1984
$4.95/6.95(Canada) | 978-0-553-21247-1 (0-553-21247-8)

"I saw the pale student of unhallowed arts kneeling beside the thing he had put together. I saw the hideous phantasm of a man stretched out, and then, on the working of some powerful engine, show signs of life and stir with an uneasy, half-vital motion." A summer evening's ghost stories... Read more






Frankenstein
Written by Mary Shelley, Adapted by Larry Weinberg, Illustrated by Ken Barr
Random House Books for Young Readers | Trade Paperback | April 1982
$3.99/5.99(Canada) | 978-0-394-84827-3 (0-394-84827-6)

Victor Frankenstein learns the secret of producing life, and so, by putting together parts of various corpses, he creates the Frankenstein monster. The monster is huge and disformed, but he means no harm to anyone--until constant ill treatment drives him to murder and revenge. This easy-to-read version of Mary Shelley's long-standing... Read more





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