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The Resource Frankenstein, or, The modern Prometheus : in three volumes

Frankenstein, or, The modern Prometheus : in three volumes

Label
Frankenstein, or, The modern Prometheus : in three volumes
Title
Frankenstein, or, The modern Prometheus
Title remainder
in three volumes
Title variation
Modern Prometheus
Creator
Contributor
Former owner
Printer
Publisher
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Citation location within source
page 330
Citation source
Summers, M. Gothic bibliography
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR5397
LC item number
.F7 1818
Literary form
fiction
Label
Frankenstein, or, The modern Prometheus : in three volumes
Instantiates
Publication
Production
Note
Frequently called the world’s first science fiction novel, Shelley’s tale is the story of Dr. Victor Frankenstein, a scientist whose creation, constructed in the lab from dismembered corpses, comes alive. The monster is gentle and intelligent, although physicallly hideous, and is abandoned by his creator. Unable to find companionship in the world, the monster becomes increasingly savage. Mary Shelley was only 21 years old when she came up with the story of Frankenstein while vacationing in Switzerland with her husband, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and the poet Lord Byron, who suggested the three friends compete to see who could make up the best ghost story
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
3 volumes
Lccn
53051218
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: contemporary half-binding of black leather and brown marbled paper boards; gilt spine panels; gold-stamped spine title "Frankenst. Vol. I[-III]; brown marbled endpapers and fore-edges. Bookplate on front pastedown of Edward Robeson Taylor, with his mottoes "Vita sine literis mors est" and "Labora et servi." The three volumes are housed together in a teal green cloth phasebox, and dark green leather and green marbled paper slipcase; gold-stamped spine title "Shelley. Frankenstein. 1818."
System control number
  • (OCoLC)02748084
  • ucoclc2748084
Label
Frankenstein, or, The modern Prometheus : in three volumes
Publication
Production
Note
Frequently called the world’s first science fiction novel, Shelley’s tale is the story of Dr. Victor Frankenstein, a scientist whose creation, constructed in the lab from dismembered corpses, comes alive. The monster is gentle and intelligent, although physicallly hideous, and is abandoned by his creator. Unable to find companionship in the world, the monster becomes increasingly savage. Mary Shelley was only 21 years old when she came up with the story of Frankenstein while vacationing in Switzerland with her husband, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and the poet Lord Byron, who suggested the three friends compete to see who could make up the best ghost story
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
3 volumes
Lccn
53051218
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: contemporary half-binding of black leather and brown marbled paper boards; gilt spine panels; gold-stamped spine title "Frankenst. Vol. I[-III]; brown marbled endpapers and fore-edges. Bookplate on front pastedown of Edward Robeson Taylor, with his mottoes "Vita sine literis mors est" and "Labora et servi." The three volumes are housed together in a teal green cloth phasebox, and dark green leather and green marbled paper slipcase; gold-stamped spine title "Shelley. Frankenstein. 1818."
System control number
  • (OCoLC)02748084
  • ucoclc2748084

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