Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus

The 1818 Text

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus
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Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Edited with variant readings, an Introduction, and Notes by James Rieger
332 pages | © 1974
Paper $19.00 ISBN: 9780226752273 Published March 1982
"James Rieger's Frankenstein is relatively special among editions: it is the definitive scholarly text, and it is also the most readable copy for the classroom and the general reader. . . .The Rieger Frankenstein is very simply the best edition of this tremendously important and popular novel."—William Veeder, University of Chicago
Contents
Acknowledgments
Preface
Introduction
Mary Shelley's Life and the Composition of Frankenstein
Frankenstein as Novel and Myth
Selected Bibliography
Note on the Text

Frankenstein, or, The Modern Prometheus
Volume One
Dedication
Preface (by Percy Bysshe Shelley)
Text
Volume 2
Volume 3

Appendices
A. Mary Shelley's Introduction to the Third Edition (1831)
B. Collation of the Texts of 1818 and 1831
C. The Ghost-Story Contest
Lord Byron, "A Fragment"
John William Polidori, The Vampyre: a Tale
Illustrations from the Thomas Copy (1823)
Half-title Page
Title Page
Volume I, page 23
Volume I, page 77
Map
Lac Léman and the Region of Mont Blanc
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