1888 Very Rare Book - FRANKENSTEIN or, The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley


$250 USD


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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 slightly worn and scuffed - small chip to rear marbled board - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. 
Content : Very good content (bright, tight  and clean). 

Estimate : (USD 300 - USD 750)

The book : Very Rare 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 on the second edition, published in France in 1823.

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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