Frankenstein The 1818 text

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, 1797-1851

Book - 2018

For the bicentennial of its first publication, Mary Shelley's original 1818 text, introduced by National Book Critics Circle award-winner Charlotte Gordon. 2018 marks the bicentennial of Mary Shelley's seminal novel. For the first time, Penguin Classics will publish the original 1818 text, which preserves the hard-hitting and politically-charged aspects of Shelley's original writing, as well as her unflinching wit and strong female voice. This edition also emphasizes Shelley'...s relationship with her mother-trailblazing feminist Mary Wollstonecraft, who penned A Vindication of the Rights of Woman-and demonstrates her commitment to carrying forward her mother's ideals, placing her in the context of a feminist legacy rather than the sole female in the company of male poets, including Percy Shelley and Lord Byron. This edition includes a new introduction and suggestions for further reading by National Book Critics Circle award-winner and Shelley expert Charlotte Gordon, literary excerpts and reviews selected by Gordon, and a chronology and essay by preeminent Shelley scholar Charles E. Robinson. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,800 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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Series
Penguin classics.
Subjects
Genres
Horror fiction
Science fiction
Published
New York, New York : Penguin Books 2018.
Language
English
Item Description
Novel, literary excerpts, and reviews.
Physical Description
xxiii, 257 pages ; 20 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN
9780143131847
0143131842
Main Author
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, 1797-1851 (author)
Other Authors
Charlotte Gordon (writer of introduction)
  • Introduction ; Suggestions for further reading / by Charlotte Gordon
  • Frankenstein : the 1818 text
  • How to read Frankenstein ; Chronology ; Suggested further reading / by Charles E. Robinson
  • Introduction to Frankenstein, third edition (1831) / by Mary Shelley
  • The creation of Eve
  • Genesis 2:18-25, King James Bible
  • "Prometheus" / by Lord Byron
  • Mary Shelley's Letter I, Hôtel de Sécheron, Geneva, May 17, 1816
  • Excerpts from A vindication of the rights of woman / by Mary Wollstonecraft
  • Mary Shelley's diary entry, March 19, 1815.
Review by Publisher Summary 1

For the bicentennial of its first publication, Mary Shelley’s original 1818 text, introduced by National Book Critics Circle award-winner Charlotte Gordon. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read   2018 marks the bicentennial of Mary Shelley’s seminal novel. For the first time, Penguin Classics will publish the original 1818 text, which preserves the hard-hitting and politically-charged aspects of Shelley’s original writing, as well as her unflinching wit and strong female voice. This edition also emphasizes Shelley’s relationship with her mother—trailblazing feminist Mary Wollstonecraft, who penned A Vindication of the Rights of Woman—and demonstrates her commitment to carrying forward her mother’s ideals, placing her in the context of a feminist legacy rather than the sole female in the company of male poets, including Percy Shelley and Lord Byron.   This edition includes a new introduction and suggestions for further reading by National Book Critics Circle award-winner and Shelley expert Charlotte Gordon, literary excerpts and reviews selected by Gordon, and a chronology and essay by preeminent Shelley scholar Charles E. Robinson.   For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,800 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.