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Frankenstein (book)

  • Subtitle: The Modern Prometheus
  • Type: Novel
  • Length: 280 pages

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Y/M/D Association Description Place Locale Food Event
1816/06/16 Mary Shelley Author Mary Wollstonecraft begins writing Frankenstein as part of a ghost story competition at Lord Byron's residence in Lake Geneva, Switzerland. Villa Diodati Cologny
1817/05/14 Mary Shelley Author Mary Shelley completes her novel "Frankenstein".
1818/01/01 Mary Shelley Author With a preface written by Percy Shelley, Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" is published anonymously by Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor and Jones.
1818/01/01 Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor and Jones Publisher Hughes, Harding, Mavor and Jones publish 500 copies of Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" in three volumes, the standard "triple-decker" format.
1818/01/02 Percy Bysshe Shelley Agent Percy Shelley sends Walter Scott a copy of "Frankenstein". "My own share in them consists simply in having superintended them through the press during the Author's absence." - PBS to WS
1818/06/14 Walter Scott Life Mary Wollstonecraft writes Walter Scott to let him know she wrote "Frankenstein": "I am anxious to prevent your continuing in the mistake of supposing Mr Shelley guilty of a juvenile attempt of mine ... I abstained from putting my name..." MWS
1823/08/11 Mary Shelley Author The 2nd edition of "Frankenstein" is published in 2 volumes and credits Mary Shelley as author.
1831/10/31 Mary Shelley Author The 3rd edition of "Frankenstein" is published in 1 volume, heavily revised and with a new, longer preface written by Mary Shelley.
1849/12/26 "Frankenstein: or, The Model Man", by William and Robert Brough, opens at the Adelphi Theatre for a run of 26 performances. The Adelphi Theatre London

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Particulars for Frankenstein (book):
Art Type Book a written or printed work consisting of pages glued or sewn together along one side and bound in covers.
Narrative Arts Fiction prose literature, especially short stories and novels, that describes imaginary events and people
Narrative Arts Gothic Fiction genre of decaying settings, medieval locales with dark atmosphere of isolation, mystery and terror
Holiday Halloween October 31st, people dress up as monsters and other characters, children ask for candy by saying 'Trick or Treat', popular party day for adults
Narrative Arts Narrative an account of connected events
Education Natural Philosophy per-modern study of natural bodies
Art Type Novel long form fiction narrative that is at least 40,000 words in length
Narrative Arts Prose ordinary written language
Narrative Arts Speculative Fiction a genre of fiction that encompasses works in which the setting is other than the real world, involving supernatural, futuristic, or other imagined elements

Original Language: English

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