Frankenstein

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Frankenstein

Original 1818 Uncensored Version

  • 3.50 ·
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  • 8 Currently reading
  • 7 Have read

"This is the original, 1818 text of Frankenstein. In 1831, the more traditionally first 'popular' edition in one volume appeared. This version of the story was heavily revised by Mary Shelley who was under pressure to make the story more conservative, and included a new, longer preface by her, presenting a somewhat embellished version of the genesis of the story. This edition tends to be the one most widely read now but many scholars prefer the 1818 text, arguing that it preserves the spirit of Shelley's original publication."--Back cover.

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English
Pages
169

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Cover of: FRANKENSTEIN or The Modern Prometheus (Uncensored 1818 Edition - Wisehouse Classics)
Cover of: Frankenstein
Frankenstein: Original 1818 Uncensored Version
2015, Enhanced Media, [Lulu.com]
Hardcover in English
Cover of: Frankenstein
Frankenstein: 1818 Text
1998, Oxford University Press
Paperback in English
Cover of: Frankenstein
Frankenstein
1996, W.W. Norton
in English - The 1818 text.
Cover of: Frankenstein, or, The modern Prometheus, the 1818 text
Frankenstein, or, The modern Prometheus, the 1818 text
1982, University of Chicago Press
in English - Phoenix ed.
Cover of: Frankenstein
Frankenstein
1818, Distributed Proofreaders/Project Gutenberg
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Table of Contents

Preface
Volume I: Letters 1-4 ; Chapters 1-7
Volume II: Chapters 1-9
Volume III: Chapters 1-7.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
FIC SHE

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Number of pages
169
Dimensions
9 x 6 x 0.44 inches
Weight
14.1 ounces

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL35351767M
Internet Archive
frankensteinorig0000shel
ISBN 10
1329437985
ISBN 13
9781329437982
OCLC/WorldCat
944239153
Library Thing
13203134
Goodreads
26208321

Work Description

This is the original edition which was published in 3 volumes. The cover photograph is of Volume 1.
Published anonymously. By Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley.
First edition.
With half-titles.
Title page with quote from Milton's Paradise Lost: "Did I request thee, maker, from my clay / To mould me man? Did I solicit thee / From darkness to promote me?"
Printer statement from title page verso of volume 1; place of printing follows printer.
Pagination: volume 1: xii, 181, [3] pages; volume 2: [4], 156 pages; volume 3: [4], 192, [4] pages.
Publisher's advertisements on 2 unnumbered pages at end of volume 1 and 2 unnumbered pages at the end of volume 3.

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