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For the bicentennial of its first publication, Mary Shelley's original 1818 text.

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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  • Paperback

    9780143131847

    May 28, 2018

    Penguin Classics

    352 pages

    RRP $19.99

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