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Frankenstein (collins Classics)

byMary Shelley

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HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics.'The rain pattered dismally against the panes, and my candle was nearly burnt out, when, by the glimmer of the half-extinguished light, I saw the dull yellow eye of the creature open.'Victor Frankenstein's monster is stitched together from the limbs of the dead, taken from 'the dissecting room and the slaughter-house'. The result is a grotesque being who, rejected by his maker and starved of human companionship, sets out on a journey to seek his revenge. In the most famous gothic horror story ever told, Shelley confronts the limitations of science, the nature of human cruelty and the pathway to forgiveness.Begun when Mary Shelley was only eighteen years old and published two years later, this chilling tale of a young scientist's desire to create life - and the consequences of that creation - still resonate today.
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley was born in England on August 30, 1797. Her parents were two celebrated liberal thinkers, William Godwin, a social philosopher, and Mary Wollstonecraft, a women's rights advocate. Eleven days after Mary's birth, her mother died of puerperal fever. Four motherless years later, Godwin married Mary Jane Clairmo...
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Title:Frankenstein (collins Classics)Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pagesPublished:July 23, 2013Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0007350961

ISBN - 13:9780007350964

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic Read for school and enjoyed. A picture of how people saw society and technology of the era
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly Recommended Great novel. Raises excellent questions about scientific progress and social revolution.
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