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Frankenstein: Shelleys 1818 Classic Mary Shelley

Frankenstein: Shelleys 1818 Classic

Mary Shelley

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• Frankenstein, Shelleys gothic masterpiece, is bound in this Kindle edition with a BONUS BOOK: Shelleys sci-fi novel The Last Man.FrankensteinVictor Frankenstein, obsessed with scientific theories focused on natural wonders, watches lightningMore• Frankenstein, Shelleys gothic masterpiece, is bound in this Kindle edition with a BONUS BOOK: Shelleys sci-fi novel The Last Man.FrankensteinVictor Frankenstein, obsessed with scientific theories focused on natural wonders, watches lightning strike an oak tree and is inspired to harness its power. He develops a technique to bring inanimate bodies to life, including that of a monster creature eight feet tall. But Victor is upset by his creation and what he perceives to be his failure. He rejects the monster, who is left despondent and vowing revenge.Victor has a breakdown and when he eventually returns home, he discovers his brother William has been murdered. Victor suspects the monster and tries to find peace in a mountain hideaway but the monster finds him and insists Victor hear his own story.The AuthorMary Shelley was born in 1797, the daughter of a British political theorist and novelist, married to a feminist thinker who died of 10 days after Mary’s birth. She grew up amid her fathers intellectual friends as a result and met Percy Shelley in 1812. He was at the time married and Mary was 15, but a little girl was born to the couple and died prematurely in 1815. Mary wrote in her diary (in a possible moment of contemplation for Frankenstein) Dream that my little baby came to life again - that it had only been cold & that we rubbed it before the fire and it lived.The couple went on to have a son, William in 1816 and then visited poet Lord Byron in Switzerland where guests were challenged to write a ghost story. Mary Shelley’s story later became Frankenstein, which was published in 1818.Mary Shelley died in England in 1851 at age 54.