Evening Book Club

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Book Cover, Frankenstein: The 1818 Text by Mary Shelley Monday, October 16th at 7:00 pm

Frankenstein: The 1818 Text by Mary Shelley

For the bicentennial of its first publication, Mary Shelley’s original 1818 text, introduced by National Book Critics Circle award-winner Charlotte Gordon. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read
2018 marks the bicentennial of Mary Shelley’s seminal novel. For the first time, Penguin Classics will publish the original 1818 text, which preserves the hard-hitting and politically-charged aspects of Shelley’s original writing, as well as her unflinching wit and strong female voice. This edition also emphasizes Shelley’s relationship with her mother—trailblazing feminist Mary Wollstonecraft, who penned A Vindication of the Rights of Woman—and demonstrates her commitment to carrying forward her mother’s ideals, placing her in the context of a feminist legacy rather than the sole female in the company of male poets, including Percy Shelley and Lord Byron.
This edition includes a new introduction and suggestions for further reading by National Book Critics Circle award-winner and Shelley expert Charlotte Gordon, literary excerpts and reviews selected by Gordon, and a chronology and essay by preeminent Shelley scholar Charles E. Robinson. 
For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,800 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.elt impossible.


Evening Book Club 2023 Book List

January - Joan: A Novel of Joan of Arc by Katherine J. Chen

February  - The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren

March - The Maid by Nita Prose

April - The Siren of Sussex by Mimi Matthews

May - Fox and I by Catherine Raven

June - A Lady for a Duke by Alexis Hall

July - Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

August - Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver

September - Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt


Frankenstein: The 1818 Text By Mary Shelley, Charlotte Gordon (Introduction by), Charlotte Gordon (Contributions by), Charles E. Robinson (Contributions by) Cover Image
By Mary Shelley, Charlotte Gordon (Introduction by), Charlotte Gordon (Contributions by), Charles E. Robinson (Contributions by)
ISBN: 9780143131847
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Classics - January 16th, 2018