Shelley's enduringly popular and rich gothic tale confronts some of the most feared innovations of evolutionism and sciencetopics such as degeneracy, hereditary disease, and humankind's ability to act as creator of the modern world. This new edition, 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, and 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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About the Author
Jeffery Wilds Deaver is the author of many bestselling novels, including The Coffin Dancer, A Maiden's Grave, The Lesson of Her Death, and The Bone Collector. He lives in Reston, Virginia.
Table of ContentsAcknowledgments
Mary Shelley's Life and the Composition of Frankenstein
Frankenstein as Novel and Myth
Note on the Text
Frankenstein, or, The Modern Prometheus
Preface (by Percy Bysshe Shelley)
A. Mary Shelley's Introduction to the Third Edition (1831)
B. Collation of the Texts of 1818 and 1831
C. The Ghost-Story Contest
Lord Byron, "A Fragment"
John William Polidori, The Vampyre: a Tale
Illustrations from the Thomas Copy (1823)
Volume I, page 23
Volume I, page 77
Lac Léman and the Region of Mont Blanc