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Mary Shelley, Frankenstein: Ultra Lined Journal (Embellished Manuscripts Collection)

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Mary Shelley, Frankenstein, Embellished Manuscripts Collection, Hardcover Journal, Ultra, Lined, Wrap, 144 Pg, 120 GSM

English writer Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's Gothic horror novel, Frankenstein, considered to be one of the first works of science fiction, tells of a scientist who creates a sentient being in a morality-pushing experiment. The story came to life during an 1816 trip that Shelley undertook with fellow Romantic era writers. The group travelled along the Rhine, stopping near Frankenstein Castle where an alchemist was said to have engaged in mysterious experiments two centuries before, and the group's conversations were dominated by topics such as galvanism and the occult. When Lord Byron suggested a competition to see who could write the best ghost story, Shelley drew upon these experiences, as well as her own feelings of grief and guilt over the loss of a child, to craft her story. Frankenstein tackles universal questions such as What is my purpose" and "Why am I here" - questions that always have, and always will, resonate with reading audiences. Today, Mary Shelley's handwritten draft of Frankenstein is held at Bodleian Libraries at the University of Oxford.

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