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Published: 01 May 2009

328 Pages

ISBN: 9780199537150

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Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus

The 1818 Text

Mary Shelley
Edited with an introduction by Marilyn Butler

Oxford World's Classics

  • Based on the harder and wittier 1818 version of the text.
  • Draws on new research and examines the novel in the context of the controversial radical sciences developing in the years following the Napoleonic Wars.
  • Shows the relationship of Frankenstein's experiment to the contemporary debate between champions of materialistic science and proponents of received religion.

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