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  • Matilda

    Mary Shelley

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  • Anglais FRANKENSTEIN

    Mary Shelley

    The classic horror story by Mary Shelley retold for children ready to tackle longer and more complex stories. Victor Frankenstein dreams of creating life. As lightning flashes across the sky, his creature stirs. Will it be the perfect being he imagines, or a monster? Part of the Usborne Reading Programme.

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  • « 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. »

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • "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 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

  • 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 February 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. »

  • Anglais Frankenstein

    Mary Shelley

    « 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.

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