Frankenstein based on the novel by Mary Shelley

Frankenstein  based on the novel by Mary Shelley

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, adapted for the stage by Nick Dear, premiered at the National Theatre, London, in February 2011.

Author: Nick Dear

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571277223

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 96

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Slowly I learnt the ways of humans: how to ruin, how to hate, how to debase, how to humiliate. And at the feet of my master I learnt the highest of human skills, the skill no other creature owns: I finally learnt how to lie. Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein's bewildered creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal. Urgent concerns of scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic gothic tale. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, adapted for the stage by Nick Dear, premiered at the National Theatre, London, in February 2011.
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Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley

Publisher: Hyweb Technology Co. Ltd.

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Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 31

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Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Shelley started writing the story when she was only 18. Frankenstein is infused with elements of the Gothic novel and the Romantic movement. At the same time, it is an early example of science fiction.

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1978421788

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Page: 258

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Frankenstein is 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 only 18. Frankenstein is infused with elements of the Gothic novel and the Romantic movement. At the same time, it is an early example of science fiction. It has had a considerable influence in literature and popular culture and spawned a complete genre of horror stories, films and plays.
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Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Author: Mary Shelley

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101662779

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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A deluxe edition of Mary Shelley's haunting adventure about ambition and modernity run amok. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read Now a Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition with an introduction by Elizabeth Kostova and cover art by Ghost World creator Daniel Clowes, Mary Shelley's timeless gothic novel presents the epic battle between man and monster at its greatest literary pitch. In trying to create life, the young student Victor Frankenstein unleashes forces beyond his control, setting into motion a long and tragic chain of events that brings Victor to the very brink of madness. How he tries to destroy his creation, as it destroys everything Victor loves, is a powerful story of love, friendship, scientific hubris, and horror. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
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Frankenstein by Mary Shelley Book Analysis

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley  Book Analysis

It tells the story of Victor Frankenstein and his quest to solve the mystery of life which culminates in the creation of a monster.

Author: Bright Summaries

Publisher: BrightSummaries.com

ISBN: 9782806271273

Category: Study Aids

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Unlock the more straightforward side of Frankenstein with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, a horror novel that calls into question the origin of evil and the dangers and limits of science. It tells the story of Victor Frankenstein and his quest to solve the mystery of life which culminates in the creation of a monster. Frankenstein is known around the world, having been adapted into dozens of films, plays, television shows and even a ballet. While these adaptations have proved popular, the original novel is still an unmissable read for any avid literature fan. Find out everything you need to know about Frankenstein in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you in your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!
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Mary Shelley s Frankenstein

Mary Shelley s Frankenstein

In graphic novel format, tells Shelley's story of a scientist who creates life with unintended consequences.

Author: Mary Shelley

Publisher: Campfire Graphic Novels

ISBN: 9789380028248

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 68

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In graphic novel format, tells Shelley's story of a scientist who creates life with unintended consequences.
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Frankenstein Kid Classics

Frankenstein   Kid Classics

Now the classic novel by Mary Shelley is an illustrated storybook perfect for kids of all ages! Kid Classics: Frankenstein is fun and just the right amount of scary!

Author: Mary Shelley

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781951511234

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 112

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Now the classic novel by Mary Shelley is an illustrated storybook perfect for kids of all ages! Kid Classics: Frankenstein is fun and just the right amount of scary! On a stormy summer evening two centuries ago, Mary Shelley wrote the classic tale about a scientist and his monstrous creation. Now, here is the fun new just-for-kids version of Mary Shelley’s classic Frankenstein, abridged and retold while remaining true to Shelley’s original text. It’s a story that you can’t put down: After Victor Frankenstein discovers the secret to life and uses it to build an eight-foot-tall monster, he realizes he’s made a creature that he can’t take care of—or control! Frankenstein and the monster chase each other across Europe, along the way learning lessons about ambition, the effects of technology on our lives, judging others based on looks, and the healing powers of nature. With page after page of captivating illustrations, this magical hardcover will be the fought over favorite in your home and schoolroom!
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Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Presents an adaptation of Shelley's story of a scientist who creates life with unintended consequences.

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Publisher: Classical Comics, Limited

ISBN: 1906332509

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 141

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Presents an adaptation of Shelley's story of a scientist who creates life with unintended consequences.
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Frankenstein Or The Modern Prometheus

Frankenstein  Or  The Modern Prometheus

Both texts - with and without Percy's interventions - are presented in this edition, allowing us for the first time to read the story in Mary's original hand and also to see how Percy edited his wife's prose."--BOOK JACKET.

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131642121

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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"In the summer of 1816, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, then eighteen years old, began to write the novel Frankenstein after she and her lover Percy Bysshe Shelley took part in a ghost-story competition at Lord Byron's villa by Lake Geneva. Over the next nine months - a period which saw their return to England in autumn 1816 and subsequent marriage - she (with Percy) drafted the entire novel in a form materially different from the two standard editions of 1818 and 1831, which were based on a later fair copy." "Until now, no one has been able to read what Mary Shelley herself initially wrote in this original draft of the novel. Going back to the unique draft manuscript of the text held in the Bodleian Library, Charles E. Robinson has teased out Percy Shelley's amendments, isolating them from the story in Mary Shelley's hand. Both texts - with and without Percy's interventions - are presented in this edition, allowing us for the first time to read the story in Mary's original hand and also to see how Percy edited his wife's prose."--BOOK JACKET.
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Frankenstein Third Edition

Frankenstein   Third Edition

New to this edition is a discussion of Percy Shelley’s role in contributing to the first draft of the novel.

Author: Mary Shelley

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781770483408

Category: Fiction

Page: 375

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D.L. Macdonald and Kathleen Scherf’s edition of Frankenstein has been widely acclaimed as an outstanding edition of the novel—for the general reader and the student as much as for the scholar. The editors use as their copy-text the original 1818 version, and detail in an appendix all of Shelley’s later revisions. They also include a range of contemporary documents that shed light on the historical context from which this unique masterpiece emerged. New to this edition is a discussion of Percy Shelley’s role in contributing to the first draft of the novel. Recent scholarship has provoked considerable interest in the degree to which Percy Shelley contributed to Mary Shelley’s original text, and this edition’s updated introduction discusses this scholarship. A new appendix also includes Lord Byron’s “A Fragment” and John William Polidori’s The Vampyre, works that are engaging in their own right and that also add further insights into the literary context of Frankenstein.
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The Endurance of Frankenstein

The Endurance of Frankenstein

What terrified me will terrify others."' The twelve essays in this collection attest to the endurance of Mary Shelley's "waking dream." Appropriately, though less romantically, this book also grew out of a playful conversation at a party.

Author: George Levine

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520046405

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 341

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MARY SHELLEY's Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus grew out of a parlor game and a nightmare vision. The story of the book's origin is a famous one, first told in the introduction Mary Shelley wrote for the 1831 edition of the novel. The two Shelleys, Byron, Mary's stepsister Claire Clairmont, and John William Polidori (Byron's physician) spent a "wet, ungenial summer in the Swiss Alps." Byron suggested that "each write a ghost story." If one is to trust Mary Shelley's account (and James Rieger has shown the untrustworthiness of its chronology and particulars), only she and "poor Polidori" took the contest seriously. The two "illustrious poets," according to her, "annoyed by the platitude of prose, speedily relinquished their uncongenial task." Polidori, too, is made to seem careless, unable to handle his story of a "skull-headed lady." Though Mary Shelley is just as deprecating when she speaks of her own "tiresome unlucky ghost story," she also suggests that its sources went deeper. Her truant muse became active as soon as she fastened on the "idea" of "making only a transcript of the grim terrors of my waking dream": "'I have found it! What terrified me will terrify others."' The twelve essays in this collection attest to the endurance of Mary Shelley's "waking dream." Appropriately, though less romantically, this book also grew out of a playful conversation at a party. When several of the contributors to this book discovered that they were all closet aficionados of Mary Shelley's novel, they decided that a book might be written in which each contributor-contestant might try to account for the persistent hold that Frankenstein continues to exercise on the popular imagination. Within a few months, two films--Warhol's Frankenstein and Mel Brooks's Young Frankenstein--and the Hall-Landau and Isherwood-Bachardy television versions of the novel appeared to remind us of our blunted purpose. These manifestations were an auspicious sign and resulted in the book Endurance of Frankenstein.
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A Study Guide for Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley s Frankenstein

A Study Guide for Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley s  Frankenstein

A Study Guide for Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's "Frankenstein," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; ...

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410320582

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 15

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A Study Guide for Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's "Frankenstein," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.
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Original Frankenstein

Original Frankenstein

A monster assembled by a scientist from parts of dead bodies develops a mind of his own as he learns to loathe himself and hate his creator.

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307474421

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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A monster assembled by a scientist from parts of dead bodies develops a mind of his own as he learns to loathe himself and hate his creator.
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MARY SHELLEY Premium Collection Novels Short Stories Plays Travel Books Biography

MARY SHELLEY Premium Collection  Novels   Short Stories  Plays  Travel Books   Biography

This meticulously edited Mary Shelley collection is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Novels: Frankenstein (Original Edition, 1818) Frankenstein (Revised Edition, 1831) The Last Man Valperga The ...

Author: Mary Shelley

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 9788026898313

Category: Fiction

Page: 4027

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This meticulously edited Mary Shelley collection is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Novels: Frankenstein (Original Edition, 1818) Frankenstein (Revised Edition, 1831) The Last Man Valperga The Fortunes of Perkin Warbeck Lodore Falkner Short Stories: The Sisters of Albano Ferdinando Eboli The Evil Eye The Dream The Mourner The False Rhyme A Tale of the Passions; or, The Death of Despina The Mortal Immortal Transformation The Swiss Peasant The Invisible Girl The Brother and Sister The Parvenue The Pole Euphrasia The Elder Son The Pilgrims On Ghosts The Hair of Mondolfo Plays: Proserpine Midas Travel Narratives: History of a Six Weeks' Tour Rambles in Germany and Italy in 1840, 1842, and 1843 Notes to the Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley The Life & Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley by Florence Ashton Marshall
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Mary Shelley s Frankenstein Annotated and Illustrated

Mary Shelley s Frankenstein  Annotated and Illustrated

Completely annotated and provided with maps, essays, and chilling illustrations, this unique edition of Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" answers some of readers' most lingering questions, clarifies historical references, and probes into the ...

Author: Mary Shelley

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1542361540

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Page: 232

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Completely annotated and provided with maps, essays, and chilling illustrations, this unique edition of Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" answers some of readers' most lingering questions, clarifies historical references, and probes into the sensitive biographical nature of Mary Shelley's landmark novel. One of the most influential masterpieces of horror in the English language, "Frankenstein" straddles science fiction, horror, romance, the weird tale, and the literary allegory. Aside from the monomaniacal student of dark arts, the pensive bride throttled in her uncreased wedding bed, and the dramatic landscapes of Arctic ice fields and alpine vistas, Frankenstein is the story of poor stewardship, failed fatherhood, lost innocence, painful alienation, social rejection, the entangled relationship between adoring love and septic hatred, and the unfairness of a world which evicts a warm, gentle, curious, and eager spirit based on the casing of its skin. It raises relevant questions of technology, scientific responsibility, racism, sexism, community, environmentalism, progressivism, tolerance, diversity, love, and social responsibility, all wrapped in a psychologically complex, chilling narrative of grave robbing, playing god, murder, necrophilia, sublimated sexuality, and existential horror.
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The Narrative Structure of Frankenstein The Modern Prometheus and Its Effect

The Narrative Structure of  Frankenstein   The Modern Prometheus and Its Effect

Frankenstein is a novel with a complex narrative structure. In the core of the novel the Creature's story is presented to us framed by Victor Frankenstein's story which itself is enframed by Robert Walton's epistolary narrative.

Author: Dorothea Wolschak

Publisher:

ISBN: 3656689636

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Seminar paper from the year 2013 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,7, Catholic University Eichstatt-Ingolstadt, language: English, abstract: The Gothic novel "Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus" is the result of Mary Shelley's travels to Geneva, Switzerland, with her future husband Percy Bysshe Shelley, Dr. John Polidori and Lord Byron, themselves famous authors, and an entertaining contest between those friends about who could write the best horror story. Conceived of a nightmare after reading German ghost stories by the fire and conversing about Darwinism, occult ideas, galvanism and science, the only nineteen-year-old Mary Shelley put this piece of art down on paper and published it anonymously in 1818. Frankenstein is a novel with a complex narrative structure. In the core of the novel the Creature's story is presented to us framed by Victor Frankenstein's story which itself is enframed by Robert Walton's epistolary narrative. The overall structure of the novel is symmetrical: it begins with the letters of Walton, shifts to Victor's tale, then to the Creature's narration, so as to switch to Victor again and end with the records of Walton. In this manner the reader gets different versions of the same story from different perspectives. Mary Shelley's rather atypical approach not to stick to only one narrator and one defined narrative situation throughout the book creates various impressions on the reader of the novel. The narrative situation of a text describes the structure of how the content, plot, characters and events are being mediated to the reader and is often referred to as the point of view. The narrative situation is one of the main categories in literary analysis. One of the most important academics who concerned himself with the systematisation of narrative structures since the 1950s is the Austrian literary theorist Dr. Franz Karl Stanzel (*1923). There is strong competition by the typology of Gerard G
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The Novels of Mary Shelley

The Novels of Mary Shelley

These three classic works by the nineteenth-century English novelist and pioneer of Gothic literature are emblematic of the Romantic era.

Author: Mary Shelley

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781504064996

Category: Fiction

Page: 754

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These three classic works by the nineteenth-century English novelist and pioneer of Gothic literature are emblematic of the Romantic era. Frankenstein: The legend of Victor Frankenstein and the unholy monster he brings to life is a masterpiece of Romantic literature and one of the most famous horror stories ever written. Bound to each other by fate, the doctor and his creation engage in an obsessive, murderous pursuit of each other from Switzerland to the North Pole. The Last Man: In this apocalyptic fantasy set at the end of the twenty-first century, a mysterious plague sweeps the globe, drawing ever nearer to England. As war and disease ravage humanity, ideals of fairness and love are quickly supplanted by the urgency of survival. Featuring semiautobiographical characters, this dystopian tale is also a critique of Romanticism. Mathilda: This shocking and tragic tale of a woman haunted by her father’s incestuous love for her is thought to be based on author Mary Shelley’s own life. Written in 1819, her father and publisher, William Godwin, refused to print the story. It was finally published posthumously in 1959.
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Frankenstein

Frankenstein

"Beware; for I am fearless, and therefore powerful." ― Mary Shelley, Frankenstein. This is a original 1818 text edition of Frankenstein.

Author: Mary Shelley

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798739796950

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Page: 174

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"Beware; for I am fearless, and therefore powerful." ― Mary Shelley, Frankenstein. This is a original 1818 text edition of Frankenstein. Frankenstein is a novel written by English author Mary Shelley about eccentric scientist Victor Frankenstein, who creates a grotesque creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment. Shelley started writing the story when she was eighteen, and the novel was published when she was twenty. Shelley had travelled through Europe in 1814, journeying along the river Rhine in Germany with a stop in Gernsheim which is just 17 km (10 mi) away from Frankenstein Castle, where two centuries before an alchemist was engaged in experiments. Later, she traveled in the region of Geneva (Switzerland)-where much of the story takes place-and the topics of galvanism and other similar occult ideas were themes of conversation among her companions, particularly her lover and future husband, Percy Shelley. Mary, Percy, Lord Byron, and John Polidori decided to have a competition to see who could write the best horror story. Since publication of the novel, the name "Frankenstein" is often used to refer to the monster itself, as is done in the stage adaptation by Peggy Webling. This usage is sometimes considered erroneous, but usage commentators regard the monster sense of "Frankenstein" as well-established and an acceptable usage. In the novel, the monster is identified via words such as "creature", "monster", "fiend", "wretch", "vile insect", "daemon", "being", and "it". Speaking to Victor Frankenstein, the monster refers to himself as "the Adam of your labours", and elsewhere as someone who "would have" been "your Adam", but is instead "your fallen angel." A True Classic that Belongs on Every Bookshelf!
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Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Gordons framing is the real standout of the anniversary edition () Highly recommended. N. K. Jemisin, The New York Times Book Review.

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780143131847

Category: Fiction

Page: 257

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Gordons framing is the real standout of the anniversary edition () Highly recommended. N. K. Jemisin, The New York Times Book Review.
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Mary Shelley s Frankenstein

Mary Shelley s Frankenstein

Or are you an educator wanting ready-made exercises and guidance to help you teach this difficult text? Do your students need support to understand the language properly and work independently on the book?

Author: Francis Gilbert

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1518789544

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Page: 196

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"A great teacher," Jeremy Paxman, BBC's Newsnight. "Clearly Francis Gilbert is a gifted and charismatic teacher," Philip Pullman, author of Northern Lights. "Gilbert writes so well that you half-suspect he could give up the day job," The Independent. Are you a student struggling to understand Mary Shelley's classic novel Frankenstein? Or are you an educator wanting ready-made exercises and guidance to help you teach this difficult text? Do your students need support to understand the language properly and work independently on the book? This edition of Shelley's classic horror novel contains a comprehensive study guide to the work as well as extensive questions for students to work on in order to help their understanding. Aimed specifically at students and teachers reading the book as an exam text, there is a detailed introduction which outlines how to understand the difficult language, how to write top grade essays, and how to discuss the contexts of the novel. The complete text is punctuated by useful comments and engaging tasks on every chapter. When you buy the paperback, you will be able to access the e-book for free and use many of the web links which are embedded throughout the text. Please note: this Study Guide Edition contains the complete text and an integrated study guide as well.
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