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ISBN-10: 0375753419

ISBN-13: 9780375753411

Edition: 1999

Authors: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Wendy Steiner

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Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is a 19th century gothic masterpiece that is still popular today. This edition of the text includes a new introducion from Wendy Steiner, author of The Scandal of Pleasure.
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List price: $9.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/26/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 4.75" wide x 7.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley was born in England on August 30, 1797. Her parents were two celebrated liberal thinkers, William Godwin, a social philosopher, and Mary Wollstonecraft, a women's rights advocate. Eleven days after Mary's birth, her mother died of puerperal fever. Four motherless years later, Godwin married Mary Jane Clairmont, bringing her and her two children into the same household with Mary and her half-sister, Fanny. Mary's idolization of her father, his detached and rational treatment of their bond, and her step-mother's preference for her own children created a tense and awkward home. Mary's education and free-thinking were encouraged, so it should not surprise us today…    

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