Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, 1797-1851.
Frankenstein, or, The Modern Prometheus. London: Lackington,
Hughes, Harding, Mavor, & Jones, 1818.
This is a copy of the extremely rare, three-volume, first edition
of Frankenstein. Two years after a party with Percy Shelley,
Lord Byron, and Dr. John Polidori in Geneva at which a ghost-story
contest was proposed, Mary Shelley published her ghost story.
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, 1797-1851.
Frankenstein. N. Y.: A Lion Book, 1953.
Advertised as "the greatest horror story of them
all," this twenty-five cent paperback edition was
aimed at the general reader. The lurid cover transports
the characters into the mid-twentieth century, although
the text is still the early nineteenth century version.
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|| Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, 1797-1851.
Frankenstein, or, The Modern Prometheus; the 1818 text in
three volumes; illustrated by Barry Moser. West Hatfield,
Mass.: Printed by Harold McGrath at Pennyroyal, 1983.
Barry Moser is a multi-talented artist with experience
as a designer, printmaker, painter, illustrator, printer,
author, teacher, and lecturer. He has illustrated more
than 200 books for children and adults. The text of this
edition reproduces the original publication of 1818.