1888 Rare Victorian Book - FRANKENSTEIN or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley.
Author: Mary Shelley.
Title: Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus.
Publisher: London, Glasgow and New York, George Routledge and Sons, 1888. (Routledge's Pocket Library collection).
Language: Text in English.
Size: 5.5 " X 4 ".
Pages: 317 pages.
Binding: Good original quarter cloth binding (hinges fine, overall worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare light foxing and staining, toning of endpapers - as shown, name of a previous 1889 owner on the upper part of the half-title - as shown).
Estimate : (USD 500 - USD 1000)
The book: Rare Victorian edition of Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus -- a novel written by English author Mary Shelley (1797–1851) that tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, a young scientist who creates a grotesque but sapient creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment. Shelley started writing the story when she was 18, and the first edition of the novel was published anonymously in London on 1 January 1818, when she was 20. Her name first appeared in the second edition, published in France in 1823. A rare find in any condition!
The author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (née Godwin; 30 August 1797 – 1 February 1851) was an English novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer, best known for her Gothic novel Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus (1818). She also edited and promoted the works of her husband, the Romantic poet and philosopher Percy Bysshe Shelley. Her father was the political philosopher William Godwin, and her mother was the philosopher and feminist Mary Wollstonecraft.
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