• Le chef d'oeuvre de Mary Shelley dans une nouvelle traduction d'Alain Morvan.

    Publié pour la première fois en 1818, Frankenstein ou le Prométhée moderne est considéré par beaucoup comme le premier véritable roman de science-fiction jamais écrit. Porté à l'écran à de nombreuses reprises, il connaît une nouvelle adaptation cinématographique en 2015.

    "C'est alors qu'à la lueur blafarde et jaunâtre de la lune qui se frayait un chemin au travers des volets, je vis cet être vil - le misérable monstre que j'avais créé. Il soulevait le rideau du lit et avait les yeux - si l'on peut les appeler ainsi - fixés sur moi. Ses mâchoires s'ouvrirent et il bredouilla quelques sons inarticulés, tandis qu'un rictus ridait ses joues. Peut-être dit-il quelque chose, mais je ne l'entendis pas. Il tendit une main comme pour me retenir, mais je m'échappai et descendis précipitamment les escaliers. Je me réfugiai dans la cour de la maison que j'habitais ; j'y demeurai le reste de la nuit, marchant de long en large dans un état d'agitation extrême, écoutant attentivement, percevant et redoutant le moindre son, comme s'il devait annoncer l'approche de ce cadavre démoniaque auquel j'avais si malheureusement donné la vie."

  • 16 juin 1816. L'orage gronde. Dans une ville cachée au milieu des arbres, sur les bords riants du lac de Genève, une petite société s'ennuie. Il y a deux poètes, Byron et Shelley, leurs compagnes, Claire et Mary, un médecin, Polidori. On se raconte d'horribles histoires, selon la mode du temps. On décide même d'en écrire. Dans la nuit, la jeune Mary - elle n'a pas encore 19 ans - ne peut dormir : elle rêve d'un hideux fantasme d'homme. Quelques jours plus tard naissent Victor Frankenstein et sa créature. Récit d'une inquiétante nouveauté, vite porté à la scène, très souvent ensuite à l'écran. Devenu si mythique que, dans l'esprit du public qui a oublié Mary Shelley, le créateur et sa créature se sont confondus.
    Traduit de l'anglais par George Cuvelier et Eugène Rocartel @ Disponible chez 12-21 L'ÉDITEUR NUMÉRIQUE

  • This carefully crafted ebook: "Frankenstein - The 'Uncensored' Original 1818 Edition" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. This original version is much more true to the spirit of the author's original intentions than the heavily revised 1831 edition, edited by Shelley, in part, because of pressure to make the story more conservative. Many scholars prefer the 1818 text to the more common 1831 edition. Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is a novel written by Mary Shelley about a creature produced by an unorthodox scientific experiment. Shelley started writing the story when she was nineteen, and the novel was published when she was twenty-one. The first edition was published anonymously in London in 1818. Shelley's name appears on the second edition, published in France in 1823. Shelley had travelled in the region of Geneva, where much of the story takes place, and the topics of galvanism and other similar occult ideas were themes of conversation among her companions, particularly her future husband, Percy Shelley. The storyline emerged from a dream. Mary, Percy, Lord Byron, and John Polidori decided to have a competition to see who could write the best horror story. After thinking for weeks about what her possible storyline could be, Shelley dreamt about a scientist who created life and was horrified by what he had made. She then wrote Frankenstein.

  • Un savant, Victor Frankenstein, parvient à donner vie à un être fait d'un assemblage de morceaux de cadavres. Roman fantastique paru en 1818 où apparaît la victoire sur la mort par le biais de la science. Oeuvre au programme de 5e.

  • These three works of fiction - two by Mary Wollstonecraft, the radical author of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, and one by her daughter Mary Shelley, creator of Frankenstein - are powerfully emotive stories that combine passion with forceful feminist argument. In Mary Wollstonecraft's Mary, the heroine flees her young husband in order to nurse her dearest friend, Ann, and finds genuine love, while Maria tells of a desperate young woman who seeks consolation in the arms of another man after the loss of her child. And Mary Shelley's Matilda - suppressed for over a century - tells the story of a woman alienated from society by the incestuous passion of her father. Humane, compassionate and highly controversial, these stories demonstrate the strongly original genius of their authors.

  • Shelley's suspenseful and intellectually rich gothic tale confronts some of the most important and enduring themes in all of literture--the power of human imagination, the potential hubris of science, the gulf between appearance and essence, the effects of human cruelty, the desire for revenge and the need for forgiveness, and much more.
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  • `The last man! I may well describe that solitary being's feelings, feeling myself as the last relic of a beloved race, my companions extinct before me.' Mary Shelley, Journal (May 1824).

    Best remembered as the author of Frankenstein, Mary Shelley wrote The Last Man eight years later, on returning to England from Italy after her husband's death.

    It is the twenty-first century, and England is a republic governed by a ruling elite, one of whom, Adrian, Earl of Windsor, has introduced a Cumbrian boy to the circle. This outsider, Lionel Verney, narrates the story, a tale of complicated, tragic love, and of the gradual extermination of the human race by plague.

    The Last Man also functions as an intriguing roman --agrave--; clef, for the saintly Adrian is a monument to Percy Bysshe Shelley, and his friend Lord Raymond is a portrait of Byron. The novel offers a vision of the future that expresses a reaction against Romanticism, as Shelley demonstrates the failure of the imagination and of art to redeem her doomed characters. - ;'The last man! I may well describe that solitary being's feelings, feeling myself as the last relic of a beloved race, my companions extinct before me.' Mary Shelley, Journal (May 1824).

    Best remembered as the author of Frankenstein, Mary Shelley wrote The Last Man eight years later, on returning to England from Italy after her husband's death.

    It is the twenty-first century, and England is a republic governed by a ruling elite, one of whom, Adrian, Earl of Windsor, has introduced a Cumbrian boy to the circle. This outsider, Lionel Verney, narrates the story, a tale of complicated, tragic love, and of the gradual extermination of the human race by plague.

    The Last Man also functions as an intriguing roman --agrave--; clef, for the saintly Adrian is a monument to Percy Bysshe Shelley, and his friend Lord Raymond is a portrait of Byron. The novel offers a vision of the future that expresses a reaction against Romanticism, as Shelley demonstrates the failure of the imagination and of art to redeem her doomed characters. -

  • `The last man! I may well describe that solitary being's feelings, feeling myself as the last relic of a beloved race, my companions extinct before me.' Mary Shelley, Journal (May 1824).

    Best remembered as the author of Frankenstein, Mary Shelley wrote The Last Man eight years later, on returning to England from Italy after her husband's death.

    It is the twenty-first century, and England is a republic governed by a ruling elite, one of whom, Adrian, Earl of Windsor, has introduced a Cumbrian boy to the circle. This outsider, Lionel Verney, narrates the story, a tale of complicated, tragic love, and of the gradual extermination of the human race by plague.

    The Last Man also functions as an intriguing roman --agrave--; clef, for the saintly Adrian is a monument to Percy Bysshe Shelley, and his friend Lord Raymond is a portrait of Byron. The novel offers a vision of the future that expresses a reaction against Romanticism, as Shelley demonstrates the failure of the imagination and of art to redeem her doomed characters. - ;'The last man! I may well describe that solitary being's feelings, feeling myself as the last relic of a beloved race, my companions extinct before me.' Mary Shelley, Journal (May 1824).

    Best remembered as the author of Frankenstein, Mary Shelley wrote The Last Man eight years later, on returning to England from Italy after her husband's death.

    It is the twenty-first century, and England is a republic governed by a ruling elite, one of whom, Adrian, Earl of Windsor, has introduced a Cumbrian boy to the circle. This outsider, Lionel Verney, narrates the story, a tale of complicated, tragic love, and of the gradual extermination of the human race by plague.

    The Last Man also functions as an intriguing roman --agrave--; clef, for the saintly Adrian is a monument to Percy Bysshe Shelley, and his friend Lord Raymond is a portrait of Byron. The novel offers a vision of the future that expresses a reaction against Romanticism, as Shelley demonstrates the failure of the imagination and of art to redeem her doomed characters. -

  • Deux grands récits fantastiques et d'horreur - ou les monstres les plus célèbres de l'histoire de la littérature et du cinéma - réunis ici dans un même volume : « Dracula » de Bram Stoker, suivi de « Frankenstein » par Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley.
    « Dracula »
    Comme une capsule temporelle contenant des pensées populaires, les idées et les croyances de l'époque victorienne, mais aussi le format épistolaire du roman, série de correspondances, journal intime, notes de journal de bord, etc. permettent une immersion totale. Bram Stoker, non seulement arrive par ce biais à brosser un tableau complexe de ce que la société était, mais arrive également à introduire le surnaturel dans le réel. Maître pour créer une atmosphère, c'est comme si vous étiez assis dans la calèche avec Jonathan Harker, quand il gravit les montagnes des Carpates au coeur même du repaire de Dracula. Vous pouvez sentir la brume dans votre visage. Vous pouvez entendre les loups hurler au loin. Vous pouvez voir la terreur dans les yeux de ses compagnons de voyage...
    Suivi de « Frankenstein » : Victor Frankenstein, un jeune homme brillant et promis à un bel avenir, crée de toutes pièces un être à l'apparence humaine. Bien vite, il sera amené à regretter son geste. En effet, la créature prend l'apparence d'un monstre sanguinaire qui ne pense qu'à semer la mort et le malheur sur son passage...


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