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Easton Press, Mary Shelley "Frankenstein" First Edition [Very Near Fine]
Mary Shelley "Frankenstein" First Edition, First Printing

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Very Near Fine with no major flaws. A wonderful bright clean copy free of any markings, writings, or stamps. Sharp corners that have not been bumped. Tight binding. Most likely an unread book. No bookplates attached or indication of any removed. There are a few minor marks to the gilded page edges. See photos.

Publisher: Easton Press (1934)
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Full Genuine Leather
Illustrator: n/a
Dimensions: 10.5" x 7.25" x 1.25"

Availability: In Stock w/Same Day Shipping
Product Code: 211-125

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Rare, out of print Mary Shelley first edition. A rare limited collector's edition.

Easton Press. Norwalk, CT. 1934. A great unique gift for yourself or for a loved one. A luxurious leather bound masterpiece by Easton Press.. Beautifully illustrated and bound in full genuine leather. A rare first edition for the discerning collector.

Condition: Very Near fine without any major flaws. A wonderful bright clean copy. Sharp corners that have not been bumped. Unread book with no bumped corners. Sharp corners. No marks, writings or stamps. There are a few minor marks to the gilded page edges. See photos.

Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is a novel written by Mary Shelley about a creature produced by an unorthodox scientific experiment. Shelley started writing the story when she was eighteen, and the novel was published when she was twenty-one. The first edition was published anonymously in London in 1818. Shelley's name appears on the second edition, published in France in 1823.

Shelley had travelled in the region of Geneva, where much of the story takes place, and the topics of galvanism and other similar occult ideas were themes of conversation among her companions, particularly her future husband, Percy. The storyline emerged from a dream. Mary, Percy, Lord Byron, and John Polidori decided to have a competition to see who could write the best horror story. After thinking for weeks about what her possible storyline could be, Shelley dreamt about a scientist who created life and was horrified by what he had made. She then wrote Frankenstein.

Frankenstein is infused with some elements of the Gothic novel and the Romantic movement and is also considered to be one of the earliest examples of science fiction. Brian Aldiss has argued that it should be considered the first true science fiction story, because unlike in previous stories with fantastical elements resembling those of later science fiction, the central character "makes a deliberate decision" and "turns to modern experiments in the laboratory" to achieve fantastic results. It has had a considerable influence across literature and popular culture and spawned a complete genre of horror stories and films.

Since publication of the novel, the name "Frankenstein" is often used to refer to the monster itself, as is done in the stage adaptation by Peggy Webling. This usage is sometimes considered erroneous, but usage commentators regard the monster sense of "Frankenstein" as well-established and not an error. In the novel, the monster is identified via words such as "creature," "monster", "fiend", "wretch", "vile insect", "daemon", and "it". Speaking to Dr. Frankenstein, the monster refers to himself as "the Adam of your labors", and elsewhere as someone who "would have" been "your Adam", but is instead your "fallen angel."

source: Wikipedia.

Contains all the classic Easton Press qualities:
* Premium Leather
* Silk Moire Endleaves
* Distinctive Cover Design
* Hubbed Spine, Accented in Real 22KT Gold
* Satin Ribbon Page Marker
* Gilded Page Edges
* Long-lasting, High Quality Acid-neutral Paper
* Smyth-sewn Pages for Strength and Durability
* Beautiful Illustrations

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