The cost of a book is Rs. 9 crores


Books are one of the most valuable things in the world. However, the price of a book is 7 crores. But as unbelievable as it sounds, it is true. The book is known as the ghost book. Which was recently sold for 9 crore 9 lakh 13 thousand taka. The book was first printed in 1818.

This book is written by a British woman writer, Mary Shelley. Only one copy of the book, published in 1818, was in a private collection. And that book is now up for auction. Then an incredible thing happened. In the auction, the price of the book rose to 8 lakh 43 thousand 750 dollars, which is 9 crore 9 lakh 13 thousand taka in Bangladeshi currency!

But even though it is so expensive now, in 1818 it was sold at a low price like other books. Again, there are many books published in that year, but their prices have not skyrocketed. Now the question may come to mind, then the price of this book is so much money?

The book is written by British author Mary Shelley. This book, written at the age of 21 years, is still very popular. The book is titled ‘Frankenstein: Or, The Modern Prometheus’. Frankenstein is a character that is still talked about around the world. The name of Frankenstein comes up repeatedly in various contexts.

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Of the first published copies of this book, published in 1818, 3 copies survive today. Of these 3 copies in pink molasses, only one copy was in a private collection. This time it was finally auctioned.

One copy is in a private collection, while the other 2 are in the New York Public Library. As a result, the price of this book has reached 9 crores due to the fact that there is only one copy in the world. Strutz, the owner of the book, bought the book from another person in 1975.

The book is about a young scientist named Victor Frankenstein. who creates an intelligent animal in an unorthodox scientific experiment. The story begins with Victor’s childhood. Victor was born in Naples, Italy, to a wealthy Genevan family. From a young age, Victor has a strong desire to understand the world. He pondered the theories of the alchemists. However, when he grows up, he realizes that such theories are quite old.

When Victor was five years old, his parents adopted a baby girl named Elizabeth Lavenza, the orphaned daughter of an outcast Italian nobleman. whom Victor plans to marry. Once Victor created an intelligent organism in the lab. This is how the story goes.

Shelley began writing the story when she was 18. The first edition of the book was published in London on 1 January 1818, when Shelley was 20 years old. Although the first edition did not have Shelley’s name. His name first appeared in the second edition, published in Paris in 1821.

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Source: New York Post

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