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Frankenstein: the 1818 Text
Frankenstein: the 1818 Text | Mary Shelley
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2018 marks the bicentennial of Mary Shelley's seminal novel of the scientist whose creation becomes a monster. This edition is the original 1818 text, which preserves the hard-hitting and politically charged aspects of Shelley's original writing, as well as her unflinching wit and strong female voice. This edition also includes a new introduction and suggestions for further reading by author and Shelley expert Charlotte Gordon, literary excerpts and reviews selected by Gordon and a chronology and essay by preeminent Shelley scholar Charles E. Robinson.
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ferskner
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Revisiting an old favorite.

TheBee My favorite as well!! ♥️♥️♥️ 3w
batsy Mine as well 💜 3w
SamAnne Me too! Forgot how good it is. 3w
ferskner @TheBee @batsy @SamAnne do you guys read the regular version or the 1818 version? I've only ever read the 1818. 3w
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#QuotsyOct19 - Midnight: It is such a different experience to read this book after watching film adaptations none of which I have seen come anywhere close to the author‘s vision - the contemplation of creation, the relentless pursuit and use of knowledge for purposes both good and evil.
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TheSpineView Excellant choice! 🖤🖤🖤 2mo
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Fridameetslucy

I think I‘m Too much of a modernist because I‘m Having a hard time with reading this gothic language and what feels like a constant descent into shadow and darkness. I get the impression that there is some sort of balance that Shelley strives for between nature and human action. Switching over to audible to finish it.

Theaelizabet Do you know whether or not the Audible version is the 1818 text? I also have the 1818 text, and want to read it, but I am likely too much of a modernist, too. 8mo
Fridameetslucy I bought the Dan Stevens narration on Audible bc I really liked his voice and I thought it was more nuanced than the other narrators. But it doesn‘t say if it‘s 1818. I did follow alone at one point so I would say it is probable the 1818 version. @Theaelizabeth (edited) 8mo
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ludodominici
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Un classico e come tale ingiudicabile. Molto bella la narrazione e ovviamente la figura del mostro è la migliore, la meglio sfaccettata e la meglio scritta. Da leggere almeno una volta nella vita.

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rachelk
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1. It‘s a blue card that I‘m mailing in the morning.
2. Not sure, but it wasn‘t very many.
3. Milk chocolate with hazelnuts or dark with sea salt.
4. About every three months.
5. I do recommend it — I can hardly believe Shelley wrote Frankenstein 200 years ago when she was only 18/19 years old.

@MinDea #HumpDayPost

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RebL
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A few weeks ago at work someone above me on the food chain sent an angry email implicating me in an unkindness to a thousand people based on mistaken identity. After the air cleared and the truth came out, I still feel on display and wonder how this will affect future interactions. I was reading Frankenstein with my daughter during this period. Glad to have bonded, but this book is antithetical to self care.

Fridameetslucy Agree 8mo
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As my first time reading the classic, I wished I had started with a different choice to get into the story with. It was a good experience to read this for the first time. I was surprised by the sheer humanity of the "monster".

CoffeeNBooks I really like the different layers of the story as you read from each character's perspective. 2y
jessinikkip Yes I thought that added a lot, to see all the sides. I was surprised to have to admit that with my love of gothic and horror novels, this was my first read of Frankenstein ever! But it was SO GOOD 2y
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jessinikkip
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"Now I am twenty-eight, and am in reality more illiterate than many school-boys of fifteen. It is true that I have thought more...but they want (as the painters call it) keeping; and I greatly need a friend..."

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jessinikkip
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Starting the Frankenstein related books from my TBR: various copies of the novel, the books the monster reads, and other related things. #FrankensteinChallenge

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erzascarletbookgasm
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One of the #female authors whose achievements have often been dismissed, Mary Shelly‘s gothic novel of Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, is one of the earliest known foray into science fiction in those days. I‘ve only read it in my adult years, and I‘m fascinated by the fact she was only 19 years when she wrote it.
#litsyclassics #maylovesclassics

wanderinglynn 👍🏻 She was an amazing author. (edited) 2y
readordierachel Great choice! And that's a great edition too. 2y
batsy 🙌🏽 Love this book and need that edition 🖤 2y
oOArankaOo I keep forgetting it's science fiction as well; it's firmly cemented itself in my memory as a Gothic novel! 2y
Bambolina_81 This is a fantastic read. Hard to believe it's 200yrs old! 2y
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batsy
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Congratulations on your Litsy milestone @readinginthedark and thank you for this giveaway 💜 #TBRforthewin

readinginthedark Thanks! Nice choices! 2y
batsy @readinginthedark Thank YOU for the opportunity! 😊 Hope you're feeling better and the stomach ache is gone. 2y
readinginthedark It is, thank you. I‘ve been getting them off and on lately due to some diet changes, I think. It‘s an adjustment. 😕 But I was feeling better today! 2y
batsy @readinginthedark Glad to hear that! 2y
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