The Original Frankenstein

The Original Frankenstein

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Working from the earliest surviving draft of Frankenstein, Charles E. Robinson presents two versions of the classic novela€”as Mary Shelley originally wrote it and a subsequent version clearly indicating Percy Shelleya€™s amendments and contributions. For the first time we can hear Marya€™s sole voice, which is colloquial, fast-paced, and sounds more modern to a contemporary reader. We can also see for the first time the extent of Percy Shelleya€™s contributiona€”some 5, 000 words out of 72, 000a€”and his stylistic and thematic changes. His occassionally florid prose is in marked contrast to the directness of Marya€™s writing. Interesting, too, are Percya€™s suggestions, which humanize the monster, thus shaping many of the major themes of the novel as we read it today. In these two versions of Frankenstein we have an exciting new view of one of literaturea€™s greatest works. From the Trade Paperback edition.26), with an essay by Debra Doyle, PhD (New York: Acclaim Books, 1997); Frankenstein (Abridged), read byjames Mason (New York: Caedmon Cassette, 1979). For comprehensive lists of titles, see Glut, The Frankenstein Catalog; Stephenanbsp;...

Title:The Original Frankenstein
Author:Mary Shelley
Publisher:Vintage - 2011-10-12


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