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  • Writer's pictureDavid Ullman

FRANKENSTEIN "Unboxed" - Mary Shelley's Handwritten Manuscript from SP Books

Updated: Jul 5, 2022

As featured on Episode 55 of Long Walk Short Drink, "Dave Digs" the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's manuscript of FRANKENSTEIN, as published this year by SP Books. In this un-boxing video, I unpack number 328 of the Deluxe Navy blue hardback edition of 1,000 hand-numbered copies. In addition to reviewing this volume, I also compare it to THE ORIGINAL FRANKENSTEIN (Vintage Classics, paperback) as edited by Charles E. Robinson, which transcribes the manuscript and presents it with and without her partner Percy Shelley's amendments and contributions. There is also a quick perusal of THE NEW ANNOTATED FRANKENSTEIN (Norton, hardcover), which boasts "nearly 1,000 notes that provide information and historical context on every aspect of Frankenstein and of Mary Shelley’s life."


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