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Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus. In three volumes by [SHELLEY, Mary] - 1818

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Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus. In three volumes

by [SHELLEY, Mary]

London: for Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor, & Jones,, 1818. 3 volumes, duodecimo (approx 193 × 115 mm). Mid 20th-century brown crushed morocco by Bayntun (Rivière) of Bath, spine gilt ruled in compartments, sides ruled in gilt with a French fillet, gilt inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, others uncut. Housed in a brown cloth slipcase with ribbon. With half-titles in each volume and final advert leaf in vol. I. Small book labels of Bent Juel-Jensen. A few trivial marks, some gatherings very slightly browned, but generally clean and fresh, a superb copy, unusually tall, with uncut fore- and lower edges throughout. First edition of Mary Shelley’s masterpiece of Gothic horror and early polemic against the hubris of modern science. Written when Mary Shelley was only nineteen, Frankenstein is not the only memorable remnant of that cold summer at the Villa Diodati (Polidori's The Vampyre has the same origin), but it is certainly the most famous. Frankenstein effortlessly transcends the typical Gothic novel: ruined castles, graveyards and charnel houses appear only briefly or in the distance, and diabolical agency is replaced by human, natural and scientific powers. And unlike most Gothic novels Frankenstein is modern rather than mock-medieval: Mary Shelley managed to reconcile the Prometheus theme, then occupying both her husband Percy Bysshe Shelley and Lord Byron, with the most up-to-date scientific preoccupations, anticipating many of the themes of science fiction. Her husband's editorial hand has been noted in various places, particularly in the unsigned preface describing the circumstances of its origin and in the plangent cadences of the closing paragraph.

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