Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus (Revised Edition, 1831)

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Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus  (1831) 
by Mary Shelley

Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, first published in London in 1818, is a novel infused with some elements of the Gothic novel and the Romantic movement. It was also a warning against the "over-reaching" of modern man and the Industrial Revolution. The story has had an influence across literature and popular culture and spawned a complete genre of horror stories and films. Many distinguished authors, such as Brian Aldiss, claim that it is the very first science fiction novel.


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T. Holst, del.

W. Chevalier, sculp.

FRANKENSTEIN.

"By the glimmer of the half-extinguished light, I saw the dull, yellow eye of the creature open; it breathed hard, and a convulsive motion agitated its limbs. ... I rushed out of the room."


London, published by H. Colburn and R. Bentley. 1831.

FRANKENSTEIN,

BY

MARY W. SHELLEY.

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The day of my departure at length arrived.

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LONDON,
COLBURN AND BENTLEY,
NEW BURLINGTON STREET.
1831

FRANKENSTEIN:

OR,

THE MODERN PROMETHEUS.


BY THE AUTHOR OF
THE LAST MAN, PERKIN WARBECK,
&c. &c.

REVISED, CORRECTED,
AND ILLUSTRATED WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION,
BY THE AUTHOR.


LONDON,
HENRY COLBURN AND RICHARD BENTLEY,
NEW BURLINGTON STREET.
BELL AND BRADFUTE, EDINBURGH;
AND CUMMING, DUBLIN.
1831


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