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- ISBN: 9780486784755 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource.
- Edition: Updated.
- Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2014.
Few creatures of horror have seized readers' imaginations and held them for so long as the anguished monster of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. The story of Victor Frankenstein's terrible creation and the havoc it caused has enthralled generations of readers and inspired countless writers of horror and suspense. Considering the novel's enduring success, it is remarkable that it began merely as a whim of Lord Byron's."We will each write a story," Byron announced to his next-door neighbors, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin and her lover Percy Bysshe Shelley. The friends were summering on the shores of Lake Geneva in Switzerland in 1816, Shelley still unknown as a poet and Byron writing the third canto of Childe Harold. When continued rains kept them confined indoors, all agreed to Byron's proposal.The illustrious poets failed to complete their ghost stories, but Mary Shelley rose supremely to the challenge. With Frankenstein, she succeeded admirably in the...
|Target Audience Note:||
Text Difficulty 11 - Text Difficulty 12
UG/Upper grades (9th-12)
12.4 ATOS Level
Electronic reproduction. San Francisco : Dover Publications, 2014. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 2562 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
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