Frankenstein 1818

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The origin of science fiction stories is well-known to both critics and the public: by consensus, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1818) was the first SF novel. But the origins of "science fiction" as a concept are neither well-known nor agreed-upon. The phrase "science fiction," meaning the genre of scientifically-oriented fantastic fiction, was popularized in 1929 by Hugo Gernsback. But "science fiction" had a 19th century predecess...
Frankenstein 1818 edition
"My heart was fashioned to be susceptible of love and sympathy, and when wrenched by misery to vice and hatred, it did not endure the violence of the change without torture such as you cannot even imagine." ~ Mary Shelley, Frankenstein (1818)
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Frankenstein 1818 edition title page - Ingolstadt, Germany, is a setting in the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, where the scientist Victor Frankenstein creates his monster.
Frankenstein (1818 text) by Mary Shelley
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. Author of Frankenstein 1818.
Mary Shelley. Author photo. from Wikipedia (Richard Rothwell, 1840)
Frankenstein (1818) - Mary Shelley
His originality lay in combining the popular Oriental elements with the Gothic stylings of Horace Walpole's The Castle of Otranto (1764). The result stands alongside Walpole's novel and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1818) in the first rank of early Gothic fiction.
The first edition presentation copy of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1818), given by her to Lord Byron, with her autograph inscription on the front flyleaf.
Mary Shelly, Frankenstein, 1818.
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