The Resource Frankenstein : the original 1818 'uncensored' edition, by Mary Shelley

Frankenstein : the original 1818 'uncensored' edition, by Mary Shelley

Label
Frankenstein : the original 1818 'uncensored' edition
Title
Frankenstein
Title remainder
the original 1818 'uncensored' edition
Statement of responsibility
by Mary Shelley
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is the original 1818 'Uncensored' Edition of Frankenstein as first published anonymously in 1818. This original version is much more true to the spirit of the author's original intentions than the heavily revised 1831 edition, edited by Shelley, in part, because of pressure to make the story more conservative. Many scholars prefer the 1818 text to the more common 1831 edition. Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is a novel written by Mary Shelley about a creature produced by an unorthodox scientific experiment. Shelley started writing the story when she was nineteen, and the novel was published when she was twenty-one. The first edition was published anonymously in London in 1818. Shelley's name appears on the second edition, published in France in 1823. Shelley had travelled in the region of Geneva, where much of the story takes place, and the topics of galvanism and other similar occult ideas were themes of conversation among her companions, particularly her future husband, Percy Shelley. The storyline emerged from a dream. Mary, Percy, Lord Byron, and John Polidori decided to have a competition to see who could write the best horror story. After thinking for weeks about what her possible storyline could be, Shelley dreamt about a scientist who created life and was horrified by what he had made. She then wrote Frankenstein
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
823/.7
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR5397.F3
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
Frankenstein : the original 1818 'uncensored' edition, by Mary Shelley
Publication
Copyright
Note
Title from PDF cover (viewed on Sept. 18, 2013)
Antecedent source
unknown
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn858588327
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9788087664964
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
74c4ef79-3cbd-4ea8-a924-d9f2e30f51bf
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b36297847
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)858588327
  • ebsco8087664965

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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