The Resource Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, (ebook)

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, (ebook)

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Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
Title
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
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eng
Summary
This classic novel has been abridged and adapted into 10 illustrated chapters. This format is ideal for bilingual education - people learning English as a second language (ESL), English Language Learners (ELL), people of any age intending to improve reading skills and students for whom the original version would be too long or difficult. This learning product is high-interest, low-readability. Readers of this version will improve comprehension, fluency and vocabulary.Few creatures of horror have seized readers' imaginations and held them for so long as the anguished monster of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. The story of Victor Frankenstein's terrible creation and the havoc it caused has enthralled generations of readers and inspired countless writers of horror and suspense. Considering the novel's enduring success, it is remarkable that it began merely as a whim of Lord Byron's. "We will each write a story," Byron announced to his next-door neighbors, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin and her lover Percy Bysshe Shelley. The friends were summering on the shores of Lake Geneva in Switzerland in 1816, Shelley still unknown as a poet and Byron writing the third canto of Childe Harold. When continued rains kept them confined indoors, all agreed to Byron's proposal. The illustrious poets failed to complete their ghost stories, but Mary Shelley rose supremely to the challenge. With Frankenstein, she succeeded admirably in the task she set for herself: to create a story that, in her own words, "would speak to the mysterious fears of our nature and awaken thrilling horror - one to make the reader dread to look round, to curdle the blood, and quicken the beatings of the heart."
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Midwest
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1797-1851
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Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft
Dewey number
823/.7
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no index present
Literary form
fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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Bring the classics to life
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  • Frankenstein, Victor (Fictitious character)
  • Frankenstein's monster (Fictitious character)
  • Geneva (Switzerland)
  • Scientists
  • Monsters
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adult
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Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, (ebook)
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multicolored
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9780848111793
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11539588
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remote
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11539588
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MWT11539588
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780848111793
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11539588
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11539588
System control number
MWT11539588
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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