product description page

Frankenstein : Or, the Modern Prometheus; the 1818 Text - by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (Hardcover)

$15.73
MSRPReg: $22.95 Save $7.22 (31% off)
shipping to 94043
preorder, releases on 06/01
arrives on or shortly after release date
free order pickup not yet available

about this item

Frankenstein is the most celebrated horror story ever written. It tells the dreadful tale of Victor Frankenstein, a visionary young student of natural philosophy, who discovers the secret of life. In the grip of his obsession he constructs a being from dead body parts, and animates this creature. The results for Victor and for his family are catastrophic. Written when Mary Shelley was just eighteen, Frankenstein was inspired by the ghost stories and vogue for Gothic literature that fascinated the Romantic writers of her time. She transformed these supernatural elements into an epic parable that warned against the threats to humanity posed by accelerating technological progress. Published for the 200th anniversary, this edition, based on the original 1818 text, explains in detail the turbulent intellectual context in which Shelley was writing, and also investigates how her novel has since become a byword for controversial practices in science and medicine, from manipulating ecosystems to vivisection and genetic modification. As an iconic study of power, creativity, and, ultimately, what it is to be human, Frankenstein continues to shape our thinking in profound ways to this day.

more to consider

  • One Less Problem Without You (Reprint) (Paperback) (Beth Harbison)

    $12.79

  • Family Jewels (Paperback) (Stuart Woods)

    $10.19

  • Arthurian Literature Xxxiii (Vol 33) (Hardcover)

    $94.05

  • Murder at Lambswool Farm (Large Print) (Paperback) (Sally Goldenbaum)

    $25.64

  • Scandalous / Irresistible / Shameless (MP3-CD) (Karen Robards)

    $17.99

recommended

  • SheaMoisture® Mongongo & Hemp Seed Oils High Porosity Moisture-Seal Shampoo - 13 fl oz

    $10.99

  • 2018 TF Publishing Desk Calendar

  • Employment Discrimination (Paperback) (Joel Wm. Friedman)

    $50.30

  • Thousands : Poems (Paperback) (Lightsey Darst)

    $11.56

  • Love Print Throw Pillow Collection - Surya

    $20.99 - $27.99


from the manufacturer


guest reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.