Frankenstein was Mary Shelley's immensely powerful contribution to the ghost stories which she, Percy Shelley, and Byron wrote one wet summer in Switzerland. Its protagonist is a young student of natural philosophy, who learns the secret of imparting life to a creature constructed from relics of the dead, with horrific consequences. Frankenstein confronts some of the most feared innovations of evolutionism: topics such as degeneracy, hereditary disease, and mankind's status as a species of animal. The text used here is ...

Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus: The 1818 Text 2009, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

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Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus: The 1818 Text 1998, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

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Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus: The 1818 Text 1994, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

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