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This 19th Century piece of classic science fiction literature has a fascinating history. Authored by Mary Shelley when she was just 19 years old, Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus was first published anonymously in London in 1818 to mixed reception. Standard for British literature at the time, it was published in the traditional "three-volume" or "triple-decker" format. Mary Shelley is not credited as the author in the first edition, but there is a preface written by her husband, Percy Shelley, as well as a dedication to Mary's father, William Godwin. It was not until the second edition was published in 1822 that Mary Shelley was listed as the author.

Rather unfortunately, later editions drop the subtitle "or, the Modern Prometheus". Shelley included the subtitle to illustrate the similarities between Dr. Frankenstein and the Greek god Prometheus, as Prometheus suffers great torment after creating man and deceiving Zeus by giving fire to humanity.

Since only 500 first edition copies were printed, they are quite rare and very valuable. As with most classic first editions, Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus only increases in value over time. In 2012, a one-of-a-kind first edition was found that was inscribed by Mary Shelley to Lord Byron, saying on the front flyleaf, "To Lord Byron from the Author".
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FRANKENSTEIN; Or, The Modern Prometheus.

SHELLEY, Mary Wollstonecraft.:

Halifax: Milner & Sowerby, 1865. . 1st "Cottage Library" edition. Hardback, original maroon cloth. 13cm x 8cm. Yellow endpapers. Contents: pages generally very good, clean and tight (a little fragile between pages 304 & 305). Just a few slight pencil marks and a few slight brown spots. Owner's name at end of text. Owner's signature fep. Pencil notes rubbed out fep and inside front board. Front inner hinge neatly reinforced. Otherwise pages generally very good and clean. Boards: left side of front board generously faded and chipped/scuffed (professionally restored). Spine re-laid. Corners worn and rounded. Top and tail headbands of spine neatly reinforced where frayed and fragile. Spine darkened, with title barely visible. A rare "Cottage Library" edition of Shelley's "Frankenstein - The Man Demon" in original fragile Cottage Library binding. 319 pp. In 1816 Mary Wollstonecraft first conceived the idea of 'Frankenstein' whilst staying at a small cottage with her sister Claire and Percy Shelley in Geneva. The cottage was very close to the fellow author and patron Lord George Byron, who was by this time a household name. The following year, on their return to England, Mary and Shelley rented a house in Marlow, Bucks where she completed her novel 'Frankenstein'. Eventually the novel was first published anonymously in 1818. This small "Cottage Library Edition" uses Mary's full title of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley.

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Frankenstein

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Thorndike Press, 2001-11. Hardcover. Good.

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Price: $894.05


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Frankenstein

Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft

G K Hall & Co. Hardcover. 0783896220 Like New Condition. . Fine.

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Price: $740.05


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Frankenstein

Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft

G K Hall & Co. Hardcover. 0783896220 New Condition. . New.

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Price: $740.05


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Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus: (Shelley's final revision, 1831)

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

2016-05-07. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $616.31


Frankenstein

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

1990-07-01. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $421.86


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Frankenstein (Bloom's Notes) (Oop)

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

1995-05-02. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $316.38


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Frankenstein

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

1993-09-01. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $308.13


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Frankenstein: The Young Collector's Illustrated Classics/Ages 8-12

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

1995-02-03. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $308.13


Frankenstein

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

2005-09-02. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $291.62


Frankenstein

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

LRS (Library Reproduction Service). Used - Good. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!

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Price: $275.47


Frankenstein

Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft

Dent;Dutton. Used - Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside.

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Frankenstein

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

LRS (Library Reproduction Service). Used - Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside.

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Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus: (Shelley's final revision, 1831)

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Benediction Classics. Paperback. GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, that’ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included.

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Price: $255.58


Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus: (Shelley's final revision, 1831)

Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft

Benediction Classics. PAPERBACK. 1781397082 Very Good Condition. Tight and Neat. Five star seller - Buy with confidence! . Very Good.

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Price: $249.79


Frankenstein - Level 5 (Spanish Edition)

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

2001-12-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $245.96


Frankenstein: Or, the Modern Prometheus (Signet Classics)

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

2000-01-09. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $225.63


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Frankenstein

SHELLEY, Mary Wollstonecraft (illustrated by Lynd Ward)

New York: Harrison Smith and Robert Haas, 1934. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. Quarto, 259pp., illustrated by Lynd Ward. A good, slightly shaken copy only in the publisher's blue cloth with wraparound applied illustration, which is frayed at the outer joints, but not lacking any pieces. Spine darkened and gently frayed at the crown. Spine somewhat cocked. Quite nicer internally, unmarked and not at all foxed or soiled. Though an inferior copy, still a scarcer than usual volume of Ward's, whose modern woodcuts brought new life to Shelley's materpiece.

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Frankenstein; Or, The Modern Prometheus

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

1984-10-01. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $221.51


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Frankenstein (Collector's Library)

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

2010-02-01. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $213.25


Frankenstein: Or The Modern Prometheus (1831)

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

2008-06-02. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $200.88


Frankenstein: 1000 COPY LIMITED COLLECTORS EDITION (Hardback with Jacket) (Engage Books)

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

2014-01-05. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Frankenstein

Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft

Easton Press - Copyright 1934. LEATHER BOUND. B006WCFX5C Not as pictured. This is the harder to find cross stitch pattern cover. Full leather, raised bands, moire endpapers, cloth bookmark, gilt edges. Like new but for very minor wear on the gilt edges. Nice gift. . Very Good. 1962.

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Price: $199.00


Frankenstein (Christopher Lee Reads...)

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

2009-03-16. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $188.51


Frankenstein (Graffex)

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

2008-02-01. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Frankenstein (Horror Classics)

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

1984-04-01. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $180.26


Frankenstein: Or The Modern Prometheus (1831)

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

2008-06-02. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $168.02


Frankenstein: Or The Modern Prometheus (1831)

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

2010-09-10. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $167.88


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Frankenstein: 1000 COPY LIMITED COLLECTORS EDITION (Hardback with Jacket) (Engage Books)

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

2014-01-05. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $165.52


Frankenstein (Philip Allan Literature Guide for a-Level)

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

2010-10-10. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $147.70


Frankenstein: 1818 Edition (Pickering Women's Classics)

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Pickering & Chatto (Publishers) Ltd, 1993. This book has hardback covers. Ex-library, With usual stamps and markings, In fair condition, suitable as a study copy.

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Price: £ 111.63
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Frankenstein

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

[ Edition: reprint ]. Good Condition. [ No Hassle 30 Day Returns ][ Ships Daily ] [ Underlining/Highlighting: NONE ] [ Writing: SOME ] Publisher: Dell Pub Co Pub Date: 9/1/1982 Binding: Paperback Pages: 221

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Price: $144.14


Frankenstein (Christopher Lee Reads...)

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

2009-03-16. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $137.54


Frankenstein (Spanish Edition)

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

2001-09-05. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $136.06


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Frankenstein

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

1995-09-04. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Frankenstein: Or, the Modern Prometheus

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

20160524. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $134.58


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Frankenstein; Or, The Modern Prometheus (The Pennyroyal Edition)

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

1994-04-08. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $133.12


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Frankenstein (Junior Classics for Young Readers)

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

2011-02-03. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $133.12


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Frankenstein (Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism)

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

2000-04-03. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $133.12


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Frankenstein: Or the Modern Prometheus

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

2007-11-10. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $131.64


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Frankenstein: Or the Modern Prometheus

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

2007-11-10. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Frankenstein

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

2005-07-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $131.64


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Frankenstein: Or, The Modern Prometheus (Oxford World's Classics)

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

1998-05-09. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $130.17


Frankenstein (Classic Books on CD Collection ) [UNABRIDGED]

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

2007-08-03. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $130.17


Frankenstein (Spanish Edition)

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

2016-05-09. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $127.23


Frankenstein: Complete, Authoritative Text With Biographical and Historical Contexts, Critical History, and Essays from Five Contemporary Critical Perspectives (Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism)

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

1992-08-04. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $125.75


Frankenstein: Version Completa/ Complete Version (Clasicos De Siempre) (Spanish Edition)

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

2008-02-28. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $125.75


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Frankenstein (Bull's-eye)

Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft

Paperback. Very Good.

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Price: £ 94.97
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Frankenstein (Penguin Popular Classics)

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

1994-03-03. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $124.27