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Published: 01 January 2020

304 Pages

7.7 x 5.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198840824

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or `The Modern Prometheus': The 1818 Text

Third Edition

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Edited by Nick Groom

Oxford World's Classics

  • A new edition of Mary Shelley's immensely powerful and iconic Gothic novel
  • An epic parable warning against the threats to humanity posed by accelerating technological progress
  • Nick Groom's fascinating introduction details the literary and historical context of Frankenstein, from the politics of human rights raised by the French Revolution, to approaches to maternity and women's writing, and Gothic engagement with science and technology
  • Considers the novel's contribution to contemporary debates in animal studies, identity politics, the environment, and changing definitions of the 'human'

New to this Edition:

  • Appendices of Mary Shelley's biographical introduction to the 1831 edition, the substantive changes made for that edition, and Percy Bysshe Shelley's own (anonymous) review of the novel
  • Up-to-date bibliography, extensive new biographical and cultural chronology, and revised explanatory notes