Mary Shelley "Frankenstein"
Signed Deluxe Lettered Edition "X"
One of only 22 Copies Printed.
Centipede Press. Signed Limited Deluxe Edition. This copy being "X".
Only 22 available of this edition. Elaborate leather-bound edition, with
printed silk panels, enclosed in a tray case wrapped in unique and
distinctive material. This edition comes with a folder of separate wood
engravings by Lynd Ward, each one meticulously printed. They are oversize,
10"x14", and also enclosed in the tray case. It is limited to 22 copies &
personally signed by McGrath.
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is the world's most notorious
and widely-read Gothic novel. it has also been heralded as both the first
modern horror novel and the first science fiction novel. More important
that either is the novel's mythical status in society. The rich subtext of
Frankenstein, and the vast number of readings in can
inspire, have contributed to the novel's continued success after nearly
This edition of Frankenstein uses Mary Shelley's definitive
1831 text and incorporates a new and excellent introductory essay on
Frankenstein by Patrick McGrath, which discusses its rich symbolism and
place in world literature. There is also Mary Shelley's introduction to
the 1831 edition and Percy Shelley's original preface. This is the
definitive edition of Frankenstein.
This edition also features the complete wood engravings by Lynd Ward. This
is the finest reproduction they have seen since their original publication
over 70 years ago, and it is also the first complete reproduction of the
works since that time.
Mary Shelley was born in London in
1797. Her mother was the polemicist Mary Wollstonecraft; her father the
radical philosopher and novelist William Godwin. She wrote Frankenstein
(published 1818) at age 19, which was edited and guided by her husband,
Percy Shelley. She is also well known for her apocalyptic novel, The Last
Man (1826). She died 1851.
Patrick McGrath was born in London. He
is the author of Blood and Water and Other Tales, The Grotesque, Spider,
Asylum, and other novels. He lives in New York City and London.
As New. Clean & straight
boards. No markings, writings, or stampings. No attached bookplates or
signs of any removed. A well-cared for book, protected from any potential
damage. This book stands out as having had exemplary care. Square and
tight spine. Collector's
grade hardcover book worthy of your library. Exceptional quality.
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