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Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus (ILLUSTRATED WITH FINE ART CLASSIC PAINTINGS) by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus (ILLUSTRATED WITH FINE ART CLASSIC PAINTINGS) Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus was completed by Mary Shelley at the age of She infused this original novel with Gothic and Romantic elements Scientist Victor Frankenstein creates a large and powerful creature in the likeness of man but is disgusted by his own creation and he abandons the being to fend for itself Spawning generations of horror stories in the genre Frankenstein is a gruesome warning against playing God and attempting the engineering of life

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A futuristic story of tragic love and of the gradual extermination of the human race by plague i The Last Man i is Mary Shelley s most important novel after Frankenstein With intriguing portraits of Percy Bysshe Shelley and Lord Byron the novel offers a vision of the future that expresses a reaction against Romanticism and demonstrates the failure of the imagination and of art to redeem the doomed characters, DRACULA is an epistolary novel by Irish author Bram Stoker featuring as its primary antagonist the vampire Count Dracula It was st published as a hardcover in by Archibald Constable amp Co Dracula has been assigned to many literary genres including vampire literature horror fiction the gothic novel amp invasion literature Structurally it s an epistolary novel told as a series of letters diary entries ships logs etc Literary critics have examined many themes in the novel such as the role of women in Victorian culture conventional amp conservative sexuality immigration colonialism folklore amp postcolonialism Altho Stoker didn t invent the vampire the novel s influence on the popularity of vampires has been singularly responsible for many theatrical film amp tv interpretations since its publication br FRANKENSTEIN or The Modern Prometheus is a novel about a failed artificial life experiment that s produced a monster written by Mary Shelley She started writing the story when she was It was published when she was The st edition was published anonymously in London in Shelley s name appears on the nd edition published in France in She d travelled the region in which the story takes place The topics of galvanism amp other similar occult ideas were themes of conversation among her companions particularly her future husband Percy Bysshe Shelley The storyline was taken from a dream She was talking with three writer colleagues Percy Bysshe Shelley Lord Byron amp John Polidori They decided they would have a competition to see who could write the best horror story After thinking for weeks about what her storyline could be she dreamt about a scientist who created life amp was horrified by what he d made Then Frankenstein was written Frankenstein is infused with some elements of the Gothic novel amp the Romantic movement amp is also considered to be an early example of sf Brian Aldiss has argued it should be considered the st true sf story because unlike in previous stories with fantastical elements resembling those of later sf the central character makes a deliberate decision amp turns to modern experiments in the laboratory to achieve fantastic results The story is partially based on Giovanni Aldini s electrical experiments on dead amp living animals amp was also a warning against the expansion of modern man in the Industrial Revolution alluded to in its subtitle The Modern Prometheus It s had a considerable influence across literature amp popular culture amp spawned a complete genre of horror stories amp films, b Mary Shelley s seminal novel of the scientist whose creation becomes a monster b br br This edition is the original 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 includes a new introduction and suggestions for further reading by author and Shelley expert Charlotte Gordon literary excerpts and reviews selected by Gordon and a chronology and essay by preeminent Shelley scholar Charles E Robinson, Mary Shelley s Matilda suppressed for over a century tells the story of a woman alienated from society by the incestuous passion of her father