Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, is a novel written by English author Mary Shelley about eccentric scientist Victor Frankenstein, who creates a grotesque creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment. Shelley started writing the story when she was eighteen, and the novel was published when she was twenty. The first edition was published anonymously in London in 1818. Shelley's name appears on the second edition, published in France in 1823.
This Beneath the Ink enhanced edition includes maps, images and supplemental text designed to let readers delve deeper into the world of Frankenstein and see through the eyes of Mary Shelley.
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The thing missing from this book at the beginning of a paperback book I have are 5 ½ pages of the Author’s Introduction written Oct. 15, 1831 explaining the trip she and Percy made to Lord Byron’s and how the book actually came about. It is an interesting read and should be included in the beginning of the book so the reader will understand where she was coming from and why she, a woman, wrote such a book. I really like the Beneath the Line feature.