9780141439471

Frankenstein (Penguin Classics)

Shelley, Mary

ISBN 10: 0141439475 / 0-14-143947-5
ISBN 13: 9780141439471
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 2003
Binding: Softcover
Editorial Reviews for this title:
Synopsis:

The world’s most famous work of horror fiction: a devastating exploration of the limits of human creativity

Mary Shelley's timeless gothic novel presents the epic battle between man and monster at its greatest literary pitch. In trying to create life, the young student Victor Frankenstein unleashes forces beyond his control, setting into motion a long and tragic chain of events that brings Victor to the very brink of madness. How he tries to destroy his creation, as it destroys everything Victor loves, is a powerful story of love, friendship, scientific hubris, and horror. Based on the third edition of 1831, this Penguin Classics edition, with an introduction and notes by Maurice Hindle, contains all the revisions Mary Shelley made to her story, as well as her 1831 introduction and Percy Bysshe Shelley’s preface to the first edition. It also includes as appendices a select collation of the texts of 1818 and 1831 together with "A Fragment" by Lord Byron and Dr John Polidori’s "The Vampyre: A Tale."

For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.



Review:
The epic battle between man and monster reaches its greatest pitch in the famous story of Frankenstein. In trying to create life, the young student Victor Frankenstein unleashes forces beyond his control, setting into motion a long and tragic chain of events that brings Victor himself to the very brink. How he tries to destroy his creation, as it destroys everything Victor loves, is a powerful story of love, friendship …and horror.


@NotoriousDOC Just did a bit-torrent-style grave robbery. My new ‘man’ will be an artful collage. Also, good conversation starter.

It’s alive! I’d better beat it over the head repeatedly with a fire extinguisher.

So sometimes you build something, and it gets away. They’re gonna can me at the university if they find out about this.

From Twitterature: The World's Greatest Books in Twenty Tweets or Less

Product Description

Review:
Frankenstein, loved by many decades of readers and praised by such eminent literary critics as Harold Bloom, seems hardly to need a recommendation. If you haven't read it recently, though, you may not remember the sweeping force of the prose, the grotesque, surreal imagery, and the multilayered doppelgänger themes of Mary Shelley's masterpiece. As fantasy writer Jane Yolen writes of this (the reviewer's favorite) edition, "The strong black and whites of the main text [illustrations] are dark and brooding, with unremitting shadows and stark contrasts. But the central conversation with the monster--who owes nothing to the overused movie image … but is rather the novel's charnel-house composite--is where [Barry] Moser's illustrations show their greatest power ... The viewer can all but smell the powerful stench of the monster's breath as its words spill out across the page. Strong book-making for one of the world's strongest and most remarkable books." Includes an illuminating afterword by Joyce Carol Oates.

Review

Editorial reviews may belong to another edition of this title.
 

Frankenstein (Penguin Classics): Search Results

1.

Shelley, Mary
ISBN 10: 0141439475
ISBN 13: 9780141439471
Bookseller: Textbook Brokers (Murfreesboro, TN, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating
Quantity Available: 6

Book Description: Penguin Classics. Book Condition: New. Revised. New. Choose EXPEDITED shipping for faster delivery! m. Bookseller Inventory # MUR-167-637

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 3.47
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
2.

Shelley, Mary
ISBN 10: 0141439475
ISBN 13: 9780141439471
Bookseller: The Book Depository US (Gloucester, ., United Kingdom)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 10

Book Description: Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Revised ed. 193 x 127 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. A terrifying vision of scientific progress without moral limits, Mary Shelley s Frankenstein leads the reader on an unsettling journey from the sublime beauty of the Swiss alps to the desolate waste of the arctic circle. This Penguin Classics edition is edited with an introduction and notes by Maurice Hindle. Obsessed with the idea of creating life itself, Victor Frankenstein plunders graveyards for the material with which to fashion a new being, shocking his creation to life with electricity. But this botched creature, rejected by its creator and denied human companionship, sets out to destroy Frankenstein and all that he holds dear. Mary Shelley s chilling gothic tale was conceived when she was only eighteen, living with her lover Percy Shelley near Lord Byron s villa on Lake Geneva. It would become the world s most famous work of Gothic horror, and Frankenstein s monster an instantly-recognisable symbol of the limits of human creativity. Based on the third edition of 1831, this volume contains all the revisions Mary Shelley made to her story, as well as her 1831 introduction and Percy Shelley s preface to the first edition. This revised edition includes as appendices a select collation of the texts of 1818 and 1831 together with A Fragment by Lord Byron and Dr John Polidori s The Vampyre: A Tale . Mary Shelley (1797-1851) was the only daughter of the author and political philosopher William Godwin, and Mary Wollstonecraft, author of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman . In 1814 she eloped with poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, whom she married when his first wife died in 1816. She is best remembered as the author of Frankenstein , but she wrote several other works, including Valperga and The Last Man . If you liked Frankenstein , you might enjoy Bram Stoker s Dracula , also available in Penguin Classics . Bookseller Inventory # APG9780141439471

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 8.20
Convert Currency
Shipping: FREE From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
3.

Shelley, Mary
ISBN 10: 0141439475
ISBN 13: 9780141439471
Bookseller: Movie Mars (Indian Trail, NC, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 3-star rating
Quantity Available: 16

Book Description: Penguin Classics. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0141439475 Presents the story of Dr. Frankenstein and his obsessive experiment that leads to the creation of a monstrous and deadly creature. Bookseller Inventory # 4141186

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 4.33
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
4.

Shelley, Mary
ISBN 10: 0141439475
ISBN 13: 9780141439471
Bookseller: Paperbackshop-US (Secaucus, NJ, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: > 20

Book Description: Penguin Books Ltd, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US. Bookseller Inventory # VP-9780141439471

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 4.34
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
5.

Shelley, Mary
ISBN 10: 0141439475
ISBN 13: 9780141439471
Bookseller: The Book Depository (Gloucester, UK, United Kingdom)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 10

Book Description: Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Revised ed. 193 x 127 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. A terrifying vision of scientific progress without moral limits, Mary Shelley s Frankenstein leads the reader on an unsettling journey from the sublime beauty of the Swiss alps to the desolate waste of the arctic circle. This Penguin Classics edition is edited with an introduction and notes by Maurice Hindle. Obsessed with the idea of creating life itself, Victor Frankenstein plunders graveyards for the material with which to fashion a new being, shocking his creation to life with electricity. But this botched creature, rejected by its creator and denied human companionship, sets out to destroy Frankenstein and all that he holds dear. Mary Shelley s chilling gothic tale was conceived when she was only eighteen, living with her lover Percy Shelley near Lord Byron s villa on Lake Geneva. It would become the world s most famous work of Gothic horror, and Frankenstein s monster an instantly-recognisable symbol of the limits of human creativity. Based on the third edition of 1831, this volume contains all the revisions Mary Shelley made to her story, as well as her 1831 introduction and Percy Shelley s preface to the first edition. This revised edition includes as appendices a select collation of the texts of 1818 and 1831 together with A Fragment by Lord Byron and Dr John Polidori s The Vampyre: A Tale . Mary Shelley (1797-1851) was the only daughter of the author and political philosopher William Godwin, and Mary Wollstonecraft, author of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman . In 1814 she eloped with poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, whom she married when his first wife died in 1816. She is best remembered as the author of Frankenstein , but she wrote several other works, including Valperga and The Last Man . If you liked Frankenstein , you might enjoy Bram Stoker s Dracula , also available in Penguin Classics . Bookseller Inventory # APG9780141439471

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 8.48
Convert Currency
Shipping: FREE From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
6.

Shelley, Mary
ISBN 10: 0141439475
ISBN 13: 9780141439471
Bookseller: INDOO (Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating
Quantity Available: > 20

Book Description: Penguin Putnam. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0141439475

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 5.23
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
7.

Shelley, Mary
ISBN 10: 0141439475
ISBN 13: 9780141439471
Bookseller: The Book Depository US (Gloucester, ., United Kingdom)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 10

Book Description: Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Revised ed. 193 x 127 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. A terrifying vision of scientific progress without moral limits, Mary Shelley s Frankenstein leads the reader on an unsettling journey from the sublime beauty of the Swiss alps to the desolate waste of the arctic circle. This Penguin Classics edition is edited with an introduction and notes by Maurice Hindle. Obsessed with the idea of creating life itself, Victor Frankenstein plunders graveyards for the material with which to fashion a new being, shocking his creation to life with electricity. But this botched creature, rejected by its creator and denied human companionship, sets out to destroy Frankenstein and all that he holds dear. Mary Shelley s chilling gothic tale was conceived when she was only eighteen, living with her lover Percy Shelley near Lord Byron s villa on Lake Geneva. It would become the world s most famous work of Gothic horror, and Frankenstein s monster an instantly-recognisable symbol of the limits of human creativity. Based on the third edition of 1831, this volume contains all the revisions Mary Shelley made to her story, as well as her 1831 introduction and Percy Shelley s preface to the first edition. This revised edition includes as appendices a select collation of the texts of 1818 and 1831 together with A Fragment by Lord Byron and Dr John Polidori s The Vampyre: A Tale . Mary Shelley (1797-1851) was the only daughter of the author and political philosopher William Godwin, and Mary Wollstonecraft, author of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman . In 1814 she eloped with poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, whom she married when his first wife died in 1816. She is best remembered as the author of Frankenstein , but she wrote several other works, including Valperga and The Last Man . If you liked Frankenstein , you might enjoy Bram Stoker s Dracula , also available in Penguin Classics . Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780141439471

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 9.00
Convert Currency
Shipping: FREE From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
8.

Shelley, Mary
ISBN 10: 0141439475
ISBN 13: 9780141439471
Bookseller: BargainBookStores (Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 5

Book Description: Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 90069

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 5.15
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
9.

Shelley, Mary
ISBN 10: 0141439475
ISBN 13: 9780141439471
Bookseller: shefered books (New York, NY, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 3-star rating
Quantity Available: 16

Book Description: Penguin Classics. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0141439475 Brand New Ship Promptly.Please allow 8 to 14 Business Days to deliver you the book.We Ship via Dhl,FedEx,Ups,USPS.Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory. Bookseller Inventory # HGT#PAK#M22

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 5.65
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 4.50
Within U.S.A.
10.

Shelley, Mary
ISBN 10: 0141439475
ISBN 13: 9780141439471
Bookseller: adybookstore (Woodland Hills, CA, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating
Quantity Available: 17

Book Description: Penguin Classics. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0141439475 Brand New book. Bookseller Inventory # 9780141439471

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 5.61
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
View All Listings for this Book