COLD WAR FRANKENSTEIN
Izdatel’stvo “Khudozhestvennaia literatura”, Moskva 1965.
8vo (165 × 125 mm), pp. 245, ; light marginal browning due to paper stock; original publisher’s cloth, with illustrated dust-jacked, short tears along lower joint at foot and fore-edge at the top.
First edition in Russian of Frankenstein, with a long introductory preface by Anna Elistratova, a leading Russian authority on English Romanticism (Bairon, 1956; Robert Berns, 1957; Uil’iam Bleik, 1957). ‘In the age of cybernetics, atomic energy and nuclear weapons Mary Shelley has become particularly topical. References to Frankenstein are frequently to be found in today’s periodicals, articles on current affairs, and speeches by politicians in Britain and the USA. The image of Frankenstein has begun to be associated with the problems of the modern world …’ (pp. 22–3).
Extremely rare: OCLC locates a sole copy, at the University of Manitoba, to which COPAC adds one at Bodley.