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Frankenstein (Photoplay Edition)

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Frankenstein (Photoplay Edition)

by SHELLEY, Mary W

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Very Good ++/VG
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NY: Grosset & Dunlap, 1931. Bound in red cloth, stamped in black. The grey on the top edge of the pages is still bright. This is a "hybrid" copy with 80% of the original dust jacket present with archival tape repair to obverse - the panels and the flaps laid over a facsimile dust jacket that just shows the spine (which was missing). Previous owner's neat name to front end paper. This is the rare photoplay edition with black and white pictures (on glossy stock) from the movie interspersed with the pages. 240 pp. . First Edition Thus. Hard Cover. Very Good ++/VG.


Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus is a Gothic novel written by Mary Shelley in 1818. The story revolves around Victor Frankenstein, a scientist who creates a monstrous creature and immediately regrets his actions, abandoning the creature to its own devices. The creature, seeking acceptance and revenge, terrorizes Victor and those he loves. Themes of ambition, ethics, humanity, and loneliness are explored through Shelley's vivid descriptions of the natural world and her characters' psychological torment. Frankenstein remains a classic of Gothic literature and a seminal work of science fiction. Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin wrote the first draft of her groundbreaking novel in 1816, while on a trip to Lake Geneva with her soon-to-be husband, poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, and poet Lord Byron. They were stuck indoors during famously known as the Year Without a Summer.

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Frankenstein (Photoplay Edition)
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Used - Very Good ++
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First Edition Thus
Grosset & Dunlap
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Books Into Movies; Photoplay
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