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Frankenstein

Frankenstein

  • Title: Frankenstein
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  • ISBN : 9781593081157
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 223 pages


Mary Shelley began writing Frankenstein when she was only nineteen At once a Gothic thriller, a passionate romance, and a cautionary tale about the dangers of science, Frankenstein tells the story of committed science student Victor Frankenstein Obsessed with discovering the cause of generation and life and bestowing animation upon lifeless matter, Frankenstein assembles Mary Shelley began writing Frankenstein when she was only nineteen At once a Gothic thriller, a passionate romance, and a cautionary tale about the dangers of science, Frankenstein tells the story of committed science student Victor Frankenstein Obsessed with discovering the cause of generation and life and bestowing animation upon lifeless matter, Frankenstein assembles a human being from stolen body parts but upon bringing it to life, he recoils in horror at the creatures hideousness Tormented by isolation and loneliness, the once innocent creature turns to evil and unleashes a campaign of murderous revenge against his creator, Frankenstein Frankenstein, an instant bestseller and an important ancestor of both the horror and science fiction genres, not only tells a terrifying story, but also raises profound, disturbing questions about the very nature of life and the place of humankind within the cosmos What does it mean to be human What responsibilities do we have to each other How far can we go in tampering with Nature In our age, filled with news of organ donation genetic engineering, and bio terrorism, these questions are relevant than ever


Author Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Mary Shelley n e Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, often known as Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley was a British novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, travel writer, and editor of the works of her husband, Romantic poet and philosopher




Frankenstein Reviews (31)

  • My apologies, but this review is going to be a bit frantic due to my brain being so oxygen starved by the novel s breath stealing gorgeousness that I m feeling a bit light headed So please forgive the random thoughts.First Mary Shelley I love you Second Dear Hollywood you lying dung pile of literatu [..]

  • I have love in me the likes of which you can scarcely imagine and rage the likes of which you would not believe If I cannot satisfy the one, I will indulge the other From the 1994 movieThe worst thing about this novel is how distorted it has become by constant movie adaptations and misinfo [..]

  • No stars That s right Zero, zip nada.It s been almost 30 years since I ve detested a book this much I didn t think anything could be worse then Kafka s The Metamorphosis Seems I m never too old to be wrong This time, I don t have the excuse that I was forced to read this for high school lit c [..]

  • So.I finished it.Warning If you are a fan of classic literature and or are utterly devoid of a sense of humor this review may not be for you.Also Yes, I realize that I m a moron with zero literary credibility So, stop reading right now if the sound of an idiot whistling out of their asshole b [..]

  • It s been fifty years since I had read Frankenstein, and, now after a recent second reading I am pleased to know that the pleasures of that first reading have been revived Once again just as it was in my teens I was thrilled by the first glimpse of the immense figure of the monster, driving h [..]

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