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This antiquarian book contains Mary Shelley's 1818 gothic masterpiece, "Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus." Frankenstein is a novel about a young scientist called Victor Frankenstein who creates a monstrous but conscious creature in a secret scientific experiment. The result of a competition to see who out of Mary Shelley, Percy Shelley, and Lord Byron could write the best horror story, Shelley's famous tale is a must have for fans of horror fiction. It would make for a great addition to any bookshelf. Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1797 - 1851) was an English novelist, short story writer, essayist, and biographer. Many vintage texts such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this book now, in an affordable, high-quality, modern edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned biography of the author.