• « Il était déjà une heure du matin ; une pluie morne battait les vitres et ma chandelle presque consumée dispensait une lueur vacillante grâce à laquelle je vis s'ouvrir l'oeil jaune et terne de la créature : elle respirait avec peine et un mouvement convulsif agitait son corps. »

  • Victor Frankenstein learns the secret of producing life, and so, by putting together parts of various corpses, he creates the Frankenstein monster. The monster is huge and disformed, but he means no harm to anyone--until constant ill treatment drives him to murder and revenge. This easy-to-read version of Mary Shelley's long-standing masterpiece easily captures the sadness and horror of the original.

  • Working from the earliest surviving draft of Frankenstein, Charles E. Robinson presents two versions of the classic novelyes'>#8212;as Mary Shelley originally wrote it and a subsequent version clearly indicating Percy Shelley's amendments and contributions.For the first time we can hear Mary's sole voice, which is colloquial, fast-paced, and sounds more modern to a contemporary reader. We can also see for the first time the extent of Percy Shelley's contributionyes'>#8212;some 5,000 words out of 72,000yes'>#8212;and his stylistic and thematic changes. His occassionally florid prose is in marked contrast to the directness of Mary's writing. Interesting, too, are Percy's suggestions, which humanize the monster, thus shaping many of the major themes of the novel as we read it today. In these two versions of Frankenstein we have an exciting new view of one of literature's greatest works.From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • Anglais Frankenstein

    Mary Shelley

    What you create can destroy you.

    One freezing morning, a lone man wandering across the artic ice caps is rescued from starvation by a ship's captain. Victor Frankenstein's story is one of ambition, murder and revenge. As a young scientist he pushed moral boundaries in order to cross the final scientific frontier and create life. But his creation is a monster stitched together from grave-robbed body parts who has no place in the world, and his life can only lead to tragedy.

    Written when she was only nineteen, Shelley's gothic tale is one of the greatest horror stories ever written

  • "I saw the pale student of unhallowed arts kneeling beside the thing he had put together. I saw the hideous phantasm of a man stretched out, and then, on the working of some powerful engine, show signs of life and stir with an uneasy, halfvital motion." A summer evening's ghost stories, lonely insomnia in a moonlit Alpine's room, and a runaway imaginationfired by philosophical discussions with Lord Byron and Percy Bysshe Shelley about science, galvanism, and the origins of lifeconspired to produce for Marry Shelley this haunting night specter. By morning, it had become the germ of her Romantic masterpiece, Frankenstein. Written in 1816 when she was only nineteen, Mary Shelley's novel of "The Modern Prometheus" chillingly dramatized the dangerous potential of life begotten upon a laboratory table. A frightening creation myth for our own time, Frankenstein remains one of the greatest horror stories ever written and is an undisputed classic of its kind.From the Paperback edition.

  • Anglais Mathilda

    Mary Shelley

    But my father, my beloved and most wretched father... Would he never overcome the fierce passion that now held pitiless dominion over him?
    With its shocking theme of father-daughter incest, Mary Shelleys publisher--her father, known for his own subversive books--not only refused to publish Mathilda, he refused to return her only copy of the manuscript, and the work was never published in her lifetime.
    His suppression of this passionate novella is perhaps understandable--unlike her first book, Frankenstein, written a year earlier, Mathilda uses fantasy to study a far more personal reality. It tells the story of a young woman whose mother died in her childbirth--just as Shellys own mother died after hers--and whose relationship with her bereaved father becomes sexually charged as he conflates her with his lost wife, while she becomes involved with a handsome poet. Yet despite characters clearly based on herself, her father, and her husband, the narrators emotional and relentlessly self-examining voice lifts the story beyond autobiographical resonance into something more transcendent: a driven tale of a brave womans search for love, atonement, and redemption.
    It took more than a century before the manuscript Mary Shelley gave her father was rediscovered. It is published here as a stand-alone volume for the first time.
    The Art of The Novella Series Too short tobe a novel, too long to be a short story, the novella is generally unrecognized by academics and publishers. Nonetheless, it is a form beloved and practiced by literature's greatest writers. In the Art Of The Novella series, Melville House celebrates this renegade art form and its practitioners with titles that are, in many instances, presented in book form for the first time.

  • Frankenstein
    Mary Shelley
    Texte intégral. Cet ouvrage a fait l'objet d'un véritable travail en vue d'une édition numérique. Un travail typographique le rend facile et agréable à lire.
    Frankenstein ou Le Prométhée moderne est un roman gothique publié en 1818 par la jeune Britannique Mary Shelley, maîtresse et future épouse du poète Shelley.
    Le roman est le récit d'une tentative d'exploration polaire par Robert Walton. La majeure partie de ce récit est constituée par l'histoire de la vie de Victor Frankenstein que Walton a recueilli sur la banquise, histoire qui n'est elle même que le cadre d'une narration à Frankenstein par le « monstre », auquel il a donné vie, des tourments subis par celui-ci qui justifient sa haine envers son créateur. Source Wikipédia.
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  • Allemand Frankenstein

    Mary Shelley

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    • 15 Février 2013

    « Il était déjà une heure du matin ; une pluie morne battait les vitres et ma chandelle presque consumée dispensait une lueur vacillante grâce à laquelle je vis s'ouvrir l'oeil jaune et terne de la créature : elle respirait avec peine et un mouvement convulsif agitait son corps. »

  • « Longues et nombreuses furent les conversations entre Lord Byron et Shelley, conversations que j'écoutais avec ferveur mais sans presque jamais y prendre part. Au cours de l'une d'entre elles, il fut question de diverses doctrines philosophiques et parmi celles-ci de la nature du principe de vie, de la possibilité qu'il soit un jour découvert et divulgué. [...] On disait qu'il [le Dr Darwin avait conservé un morceau de vermicelle dans un bocal en verre et qu'un beau jour, par quelque moyen extraordinaire, ce vermicelle s'était mis de lui-même en mouvement. Ce n'était pas ainsi, en tout cas, que la vie se transmettrait. Peut-être parviendrait-on un jour à ranimer un cadavre. Le galvanisme portait à y croire. Peut-être serait-il possible de fabriquer les différentes parties d'un être, de les assembler et de leur insuffler la chaleur vitale. »

  • (Book Jacket Status: Not Jacketed) No-one in the grip of Mary Shelley's FRANKENSTEIN, with its mythic-minded hero and its highly sympathetic monster who reads Goethe and longs to be at peace with himself, can fail to notice how much more excellent the original is than all the adaptations, imitations and outright plagiarisms which have followed in its ample wake. In her first novel, written at the instigation of Lord Byron and published in 1818, Mary Shelley produced English Romanticism's finest prose fiction.
    From the Hardcover edition.

  • A level 3 Oxford Bookworms Library graded readers. Retold for Learners of English by Patrick Nobes Victor Frankenstein thinks he has found the secret of life. He takes parts from dead people and builds a new 'man'. But this monster is so big and frightening that everyone runs away from him - even Frankenstein himself! The monster is like an enormous baby who needs love. But nobody gives him love, and soon he learns to hate. And, because he is so strong, the next thing he learns is how to kill . . .

  • Robert Walton, raconte à sa soeur, Margaret Walton Saville, les aventures qu'il vit lors de son expédition maritime vers le pôle Nord. Il aperçoit un traîneau conduit par un géant, puis rencontre un homme et son traîneau, identique au précédent, à la dérive sur un bloc de glace. C'est Victor Frankenstein qui, désespéré et désabusé, lui raconte la raison de ses malheurs.

  • With an essay by Paul Cantor.'Never did I behold a vision so horrible as his face, of such loathsome, yet appalling hideousness'A twisted, upside-down creation myth, Mary Shelley's chilling Gothic tale lays bare the dark side of science, and the horror within us all. It tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, who plunders graveyards to create a new being from the bodies of the dead - but whose botched creature causes nothing but murder and destruction. Written after a nightmare when its author was only eighteen, Frankenstein gave birth to the modern science fiction novel.The Penguin English Library - 100 editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War.

  • A level 3 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. This version includes an audio book: listen to the story as you read.
    Retold for Learners of English by Patrick Nobes.
    Victor Frankenstein thinks he has found the secret of life. He takes parts from dead people and builds a new 'man'. But this monster is so big and frightening that everyone runs away from him - even Frankenstein himself!
    The monster is like an enormous baby who needs love. But nobody gives him love, and soon he learns to hate. And, because he is so strong, the next thing he learns is how to kill . . .

  • One of the best known horror stories ever.Victor Frankenstein, a Swiss scientist, has a great ambition: to create intelligent life. But when his creature first stirs, he realizes he has made a monster. A monster which, abandoned by his master and shunned by everyone who sees it, follows Dr Frankenstein with murder and horrors to the very ends of the earth.

  • This Ladybird Classic ebook is an abridged retelling of the classic tale of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. A perfect introduction to the famous story, it is ideal for adults to read with children, or for newly confident readers to tackle alone. Please note that due to some scary parts in places, content may not be suitable for very young or sensitive readers.Victor Frankenstein has always been fascinated by the darker side of nature One fateful night, his sinister obsession triggers a chain of events that will have terrible consequences for Frankenstein and those closest to him...Beautiful new illustrations in this new edition bring the magic of this classic story to a new generation of children.

  • 'I gained his secret and we were both lost for ever'Mary Shelley's dark story of a bereaved man's disturbing passion for his daughter was suppressed by her own father, and not published for over a century. One of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic in 1946. Each book gives readers a taste of the Classics' huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.

  • Frankenstein o el moderno Prometeo es la primera obra de ciencia ficción de la historia y es una de las grandes novelas góticas. Es un relato de riqueza filosófica, cargada de profundos planteamientos acerca de la naturaleza del hombre, de la frontera entre la vida y la muerte y de las posibilidades del conocimiento. Más allá de la perspectiva de juicio, se trata de una obra maestra, de un clásico que no puede dejar de leerse.

  • Le docteur Victor Frankenstein est passionné de physique et fasciné par les effets de la foudre. Il étudie les sciences naturelles à partir de textes anciens, puis poursuit dans une école de sciences contemporaines. Cette période de sa vie le propulse hors du rêve vers la réalité. Ses tuteurs universitaires lui font remarquer que ses connaissances de base sont faussées par l'absence du progrès scientifique. Il décide donc de les actualiser sans pour autant revoir son jugement sur ce qu'il estime être un vrai progrès scientifique : redonner la vie aux morts par la foudre. Il décide de créer sa propre créature à partir de membres morts venus de différentes sources.

  • Par l'auteur du célèbre Frankenstein, Mathilda est un roman mélancolique, romantique, et indéniablement d'inspiration autobiographique. La mère de Mathilda meurt peu de temps après sa naissance, et son père, ne pouvant supporter son chagrin, abandonne l'enfant à une tante et s'enfuit. Mathilda sera élevée dans la lande écossaise, qui teinte le roman de magnifiques et poétiques descriptions. Quelques années plus tard, alors que Mathilda est presque adulte, son père réapparaît, ce qui la plonge dans un grand bonheur. C'est un roman sur la mort, l'amour, et les drames qui traversent les existences. Un texte dramatiquement beau.

  • Anglais Frankenstein

    Mary Shelley

    Frankenstein is the most famous novel by Mary Shelley: a dark parable of science misused. Victor Frankenstein, a brilliant but wayward scientist, builds a human from dead flesh. Horrified at what he has done, he abandons his creation. The hideous creature learns language and becomes civilized but society rejects him. Spurned, he seeks vengeance on his creator. So begins a cycle of destruction, with Frankenstein and his 'monster' pursuing each other to the extremes of nature until all vestiges of their humanity are lost. In 1831, Mary Shelley succumbed to conservative pressures and toned down elements of the work. The novel is presented here in its original form and with an afterword by David Pinching.Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.