Frankenstein: O el Moderno Prometeo (Paperback)

By Mary Shelley, Silvia Alemany (Translator), Alberto Manguel (Prologue by)
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En el verano de 1816, el poeta Percy Bysshe Shelley y su esposa Mary se reunieron con Lord Byron y su médico Polidori en una villa a orillas del lago Leman. A instancias de Lord Byron y para animar una velada tormentosa, decidieron que cada uno inventaría una historia de fantasmas. La más callada y reservada, Mary Shelley, dio vida así a quien sería su personaje más famoso: el doctor Frankenstein. Al cabo de un año completaría la novela, hoy día un clásico imperecedero de la literatura. La historia es de todos conocida: un científico decide crear una criatura con vida propia a la que luego rechaza. Metáfora sobre la vida, la libertad y el amor, Frankenstein es una maravillosa fábula con todos los ingredientes de los grandes mitos.

About the Author


Mary Shelley (1797-1851), the only daughter of writers William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft, and wife of Percy Bysshe Shelley, is the critically acclaimed author of Frankenstein, Valperga, and The Last Man, in addition to many other works. Mary Shelley's writings reflect and were influenced by a number of literary traditions including Gothic and Romantic ideals, and Frankenstein is widely regarded as the first modern work of science fiction. Today's scholarship of Mary Shelley's writings reveal her to be a political radical, as demonstrated though recurring themes of cooperation and sympathy, particularly among women, in her work, which are in direct conflict with the individual Romantic ideals of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.



Alberto Manguel is the author of "A History of Reading", an international bestseller chosen as Best Book of the Year by The Times Literary Supplement, and winner of France's Prix Medici. His book "Reading Pictures" was shortlisted for the Governor General's Award for Non-Fiction. Manguel was born in Buenos Aires, has lived in Italy, England, and Tahiti, and is now a Canadian citizen.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780307745163
ISBN-10: 0307745163
Publisher: Vintage Books
Publication Date: September 13th, 2011
Pages: 328
Language: Spanish