Working from the earliest surviving draft of Frankenstein, Charles E. Robinson presents two versions of the classic novelaas Mary Shelley originally wrote it and a subsequent version clearly indicating Percy Shelleyas amendments and contributions. For the first time we can hear Maryas 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 Shelleyas contributionasome 5, 000 words out of 72, 000aand his stylistic and thematic changes. His occassionally florid prose is in marked contrast to the directness of Maryas writing. Interesting, too, are Percyas 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 literatureas 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|
|Publisher||:||Vintage - 2011-10-12|