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    Karen Karbiener received a Ph.D. from Columbia University and currently teaches literature at New York University.

    Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics:
    • New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars
    • Biographies of the authors
    • Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events
    • Footnotes and endnotes
    • Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work
    • Comments by other famous authors
    • Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations
    • Bibliographies for further reading
    • Indices & Glossaries, when appropriate
    All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences—biographical, historical, and literary—to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works.

     

    Mary Shelley began writing Frankenstein when she was only eighteen. At once a Gothic thriller, a passionate romance, and a cautionary tale about the dangers of science, Frankenstein tells the story of committed science student Victor Frankenstein. Obsessed with discovering "the cause of generation and life" and "bestowing animation upon lifeless matter," Frankenstein assembles a human being from stolen body parts but; upon bringing it to life, he recoils in horror at the creature?s hideousness. Tormented by isolation and loneliness, the once-innocent creature turns to evil and unleashes a campaign of murderous revenge against his creator, Frankenstein.

    Frankenstein, an instant bestseller and an important ancestor of both the horror and science fiction genres, not

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    ISBN 9781593080051
    Format Paperback
    Pages 288
    Publisher Date 2003-09-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Barnes & Noble
    Height 6.5 in
    Wdth 4.0 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 0.35 lb
    Language English
    Series Name Barnes & Noble Classics
    Audience Young adult
    Authors Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft

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      The book itself is a classic. A dark gothic book, a forerunner for the horror genre. The Byronic heroes will delight and appall you and the plot is entrancing and thought provoking. Good for college and even just for fun, it leaves its reader with a greater appreciation for life and what it is to live.

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