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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.


Frankenstein

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.

Roland Bounds Science Fiction Collection


Frankenstein 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.


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