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The New Annotated Frankenstein
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Mary Shelley Leslie S. Klinger
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The New Annotated Frankenstein

Mary Shelley Leslie S. Klinger Guillermo Del Toro Anne K. Mellor



Horror » Medical;
Horror » Undead


416 pages

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Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is often reductively dismissed as a monster film or a cautionary tale about experimental science gone haywire.

Remarkably however, a nineteen-year-old writing her first novel, penned a tale that combines tragedy, morality, social commentary and a thoughtful examination of the very nature of knowledge, writes Klinger.

Illuminating every hidden dimension of the first truly modern myth, Klinger does for Shelley's story of early nineteenth-century horror what he did for Sherlock Holmes, Dracula and H.P. Lovecraft, bringing this gothic tale to nightmarish life by reproducing the original text with the most lavishly illustrated and comprehensively annotated edition to date.

By:   Mary Shelley
Afterword by:   Anne K. Mellor
Introduction by:   Guillermo Del Toro
Edited by:   Leslie S. Klinger
Imprint:   Norton
Country of Publication:   United States
Edition:   annotated edition
Dimensions:   Height: 262mm,  Width: 226mm,  Spine: 38mm
Weight:   1.300kg
ISBN:   9780871409492
ISBN 10:   0871409496
Pages:   416
Publication Date:   August 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Leslie S. Klinger is the editor of numerous books, including the best-selling The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes, The New Annotated Dracula, and The New Annotated H. P. Lovecraft. He lives in Malibu, California. Guillermo del Toro is a director, screenwriter, producer, and novelist. Anne K. Mellor is a professor of English and women's studies at UCLA.

The flame of Shelley's intelligence burned brighter than any of her contemporaries', and the novel surges like an explosion with all the combustible matter available to her. The scorch marks it left behind delineate a perfect portrait of her soul and mind. -- Guillermo del Toro, from the introduction A myth was born in Geneva on the night of June 16, 1816, the only entirely human-created, datable myth describing the origin of mankind...This narrative has become the myth of modern science, the master narrative for the ways in which man's attempts to control and improve the workings of nature can have unintended and even monstrous consequences. -- Anne K. Mellor, from the afterword With the mind of a mad scientist and the heart of a voluptuary, Leslie S. Klinger has been striding through Sherlock Holmes and masterpieces of Fantastica for years now, illuminating, enlightening, clarifying, and amusing as he went. On the subject of Mary Shelley and Frankenstein, Klinger surrounds and supports the famous novel with a thousand touches of scholarship and wit. He has done us all an immense service. -- Peter Straub What a marvelous book! Klinger's deep research and knowledge of his subject shines through this entertaining and fascinating insight into Mary Shelley, her life and times, and the themes and vast impact of her earth-shaking novel Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus. -- John Landis

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