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Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Charlotte Gordon Frankenstein Mary Shelley began writing Frankenstein when she was only eighteen At once a Gothic thriller a passionate romance and a cautionary tale about the dangers of science Frankenstein tells the story of

  • Title: Frankenstein
  • Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Charlotte Gordon
  • ISBN: 9780143131847
  • Page: 486
  • Format: Paperback
  • Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Charlotte Gordon Mary Shelley began writing Frankenstein when she was only eighteen 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 assemblesMary Shelley began writing Frankenstein when she was only eighteen 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 creature s 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.
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    1. Hannah on said:

      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 class Oh no, this time I read this of my own volition and for fun Yeah, fun Kinda like sticking bamboo shoots between my fingernails type of fun Watching paint dry fun Going to an Air Supply concert fun.OK, t [...]

    2. Stephen on said:

      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 literature savaging, no talent hacks you got this all wrong Please learn to read and get yourself a copy of the source material before you FUBAR it again Third My heart shattered for the monster and I haven t [...]

    3. Emily May on said:

      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 I was walking along earlier today with Jacquie and discussing the important things like, you know books And the subject of our top favourite books of all time came up Oddly enough, two of our top three were the same Wuthering Heights and Crime and Punishment Then Jacquie said her third was a book that I hadn t thought about in a ver [...]

    4. Anne on said:

      So.I finished it.Warning If you are a fan of classic literature and or are utterly devoid of a sense of humor, stop reading this review right now I ve always wondered what the real Frankenstein story was liked now I know.Sadly, sometimes the fantasy is better than the reality.And the reality is, this book is a big steaming pile of poo.It s an old timey horror story, right Not so much.I mean, I wasn t expecting it to actually be scary, but I thought it might be slightly creepy Unfortunately, the [...]

    5. Hailey (HaileyinBookland) on said:

      This was awesome I listened to an audiobook on YouTube as it is under the public domain You can find it here youtube watch v GuyEa It was great The narrator did a great job of building the atmosphere and excitement in the story I always love reading the original stories behind some very iconic pop culture figures Frankenstein is obviously incredibly popular It was great to read and do a little bit of a personal independent study on major nerd here The perfect Halloween read

    6. BillKerwin on said:

      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 his sled across the arctic ice, and marveled at the artful use of narrative frames within frame, each subsequent frame leading us closer to the heart of the novel, until we hear the alienated yet articulate v [...]

    7. Bookdragon Sean on said:

      My food is not that of man I do not destroy the lamb and the kid, to glut my appetite acorns and berries afford me sufficient nourishment My companion will be of the same nature as myself, and will be content with the same fare We shall make our bed of dried leaves the sun will shine on us as on man, and will ripen our food The picture I present to you is peaceful and human The Creature s diet is unmistakably vegetarian Vegetarianism becomes a way for the creature to renounce his creator by demo [...]

    8. Raeleen Lemay on said:

      This was such a nice surprise I ve been meaning to read this book for AGES, and I ve built it up in my head as this super dry, boring book, but boy was I ever wrong This book is juuuust about 200 years old, yet it feels incredibly timeless, than many other classics I ve read It was so interesting, and the character of Frankenstein s monster was so tragic and he can speak I didn t see that coming thanks to Hollywood ruining the image of Frankenstein that there just wasn t time to be bored I also [...]

    9. Warwick on said:

      I have a favourite Kate Beaton strip framed up in our book room Full size image here Mary was what eighteen years old when she went on this famous holiday to Lake Geneva with Percy Bysshe Shelley and Byron and Byron s physician She was calling herself Mrs Shelley , though they had not yet married Percy was still married to someone else.The surroundings were familiar The last time Mary and Percy had come to Switzerland had been during their elopement a couple of years earlier, accompanied by her [...]

    10. Hannah Greendale on said:

      Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend A sorrowful tale of lost love and self loathing conveyed with divine prose.

    11. FrancoSantos on said:

      Mucho se ha hablado de Frankenstein Se interpreta como una cr tica al desarrollo cient fico, cuando este sobrepasa el curso natural de las cosas se interpreta como una cr tica a la religi n y nuestra relaci n con Dios hasta se ha dicho que es una alegor a a los miedos que surgen durante un embarazo Todas estas lecturas probablemente sean correctas, pero omiten lo m s b sico Lo que hace a Frankenstein una obra atiborrada de humanidad, con interpolaciones que abordan la desventura a trav s de la c [...]

    12. Matthew on said:

      This is definitely one of my favorite books I was required to read in High School Also, it is my favorite of the classic horror novels It is perfectly written, suspenseful, and is a bit thought provoking than scary One of the best ways I can compare it to other classic horror novels is to Dracula which I read recently Dracula has so much repetitive filler that you do not find in Frankenstein, which is the main reason I find Frankenstein to be a enjoyable book.Also, I would say that this is a [...]

    13. mark monday on said:

      d so I was born A man, and not a man a life, and an un life Hair and lips of lustrous black, skin of parchment yellow, watery eyes of dun colored white The stature of a giant A horror among men And so my creator fled me, horrified of his creation And so I fled my place of birth, to seek lessons amongst the human kind My lonesome lessons learnt man is a loving and noble creature learning is pathway to beauty, to kindness, to fellowship And this I also learnt to witness what differs, to meet what [...]

    14. Praveen on said:

      , Oct 20, 20__TO Mr Frankenstein, Oh, Frankenstein Generous and self devoted being What does it avail that I now ask thee to pardon me Dear Frankenstein When your monster said these lines in the last, I asked myself also why did you behold the accomplishment of your toil on that dreary night of November Yes He repented But your creation did not remorse before he had urged his diabolical vengeance to such an extremity.What a wonderful man you were, Frankenstein So ambitious, sharp and determined. [...]

    15. Alejandro on said:

      Beware for I am fearless, and therefore powerful.Well, finally I read the original novel after watching infinite film adaptations, variations of the theme and even odd approaches to the topic.I was sure that I would enjoy a lot the novel but sadly, compelled to write an honest review, I have to say that barely I was able to give it a 3 star rating, that I think it s the fairest rating that I can give to the book.The original premise is astonishing, the following impact in popular culture is pric [...]

    16. F on said:

      I read this years ago and Loved it Great story and will need to read again soon 2016 Listened to the audiobook version and loved it Poor Monster Victor is a twat

    17. Lisa on said:

      Die ich rief, die Geister,Werd ich nun nicht los Goethe s Zauberlehrling The Sorcerer s Apprentice experiences a deluge of misery when he tries to imitate the magic of his master, and to set the world in motion himself Starting out with childish and irresponsible experimental joy, he is lost until the sorcerer comes home and uses his superior magic to restore order Frankenstein, unfortunately, does not have a superior power to rely on when he sets free a creature of his own immature image, and h [...]

    18. Trevor on said:

      I don t really know what I was expecting though comes to mind Let s start with what I liked about this book I liked the idea that the monster is made a monster by the treatment he receives from humanity He is ugly and humanity does like to punish the ugly this is a universal truth about us that in itself is also fairly ugly.The other thing I liked was that standard ploy of gothic novels the multiple Chinese whisper narration In this the story is all written in a series of letters and then conti [...]

    19. J.G. Keely on said:

      If you have not read the book, then you do not know Frankenstein or his monster Certainly, there is a creature in our modern mythology which bears that name, but he bears strikingly little resemblance to the original.It is the opposite with Dracula, where, if you have seen the films, you know the story Indeed, there is a striking similarity between nearly all the Dracula films, the same story being told over and over again Harker, bug eating Renfield, doting Mina, the seduction of Lucy, Dr Van H [...]

    20. Whitney Atkinson on said:

      WOW.One of the most powerful books I have ever read that speaks so much about compassion and humanity I feel on the verge of tears, it was so moving This is like Phantom of the Opera times a thousand And I love POTO.

    21. Lou on said:

      A great read highly recommended Stephen King in his Danse Macabre novel mentions this as one of three essential horror classics, he says they are The Vampire Dracula , the Werewolf Jekyl and Hyde and the thing with no name Frankenstein The book is so much better than what the movie has tried to communicate Dr Victor Frankenstein, who is a brilliant scientist with an obsession tries to play God, by creating a living human being all by himself But all does not go to plan when the creation turns ou [...]

    22. Henry Avila on said:

      Victor Frankenstein, the discouraged scientist reveals his horrific secrets on board a ship exploring the Arctic Ocean The old dream of a northwest passage , being rescued from an ice flow, he fears that no one will believe his story of creating a monster , that viciously kills in the late 1700 s who would At first the leader of the rugged crew the sceptical Captain Robert Walton, thinks Frankenstein is insane, after all, Victor was found with a dog sled in the middle of the rough, angry sea, wh [...]

    23. Councillor on said:

      Everyone has probably either watched one of the multiple adaptions of Mary Shelley s novel or at least heard about the monster created by Victor Frankenstein, but if you haven t read the book itself, then you probably don t know the story at all The premise itself is rather simple a young scientist called Victor Frankenstein creates a murderous creature from stolen body parts and has to deal with the harrowing results as the monster unleashes terror and revenge upon its creator This sounds like [...]

    24. Lotte on said:

      One of those books you think you know because of its presence in pop culture etc but you really don t until you read it A new favorite of mine for sure

    25. Carlos on said:

      I loved it Before reading this book I had heard the story we all know about Frankestein A suffered no human being and blah blah blah However, the story, how is written in general is amazing The description of Viktor, what he suffered to build that monster, how obsessed he was about that And then, well, no need to describe how much this poor little creature suffered One can say that life is suffered, but many lives are , and it s true, but everything depends on how the story or life is told About [...]

    26. Apatt on said:

      It is almost a pity that the story of Frankenstein is so well known because far too many people neglect to bother reading Mary Shelley s novel under the assumption that they already know the story This is a shame becauseFrankenstein is beautifully written, very dark and scary but also quite poignant Most people have an image of Frankenstein s Monster as a shambling massive thing with bolts on its neck, going around mumbling GAAHHH GAAAAAH and snapping people s necks because that is how he rolls [...]

    27. Fernando on said:

      Frankenstein es y ser una de las novelas m s representativas del Romanticismo Contiene muchos elementos la dualidad Victor Monstruo, que en cierta manera es una forma de tem tica del doble, el sufrimiento del que sabe que va a perder en ambos casos , el titanismo rom ntico claramente expuesto en la obra, el juego peligroso con la ciencia El extra o Caso del Dr Jekyll y Mr Hyde es otro caso y la referencia de Prometeo la novela se subtitula El moderno Prometeo , el semidios condenado al que hace [...]

    28. Erin ☕ *Proud Book Hoarder* on said:

      I have to confess that I put off reading this book for years because I figured it would be of a chore than a treat Victorian writing in some classics hasn t had mercy on me in the some of my past reads Dracula was excellent in its first quarter with seriously creepy vibes going down but started lagging itself out with a bloated middle saturated with melodramatic dialogue, and Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde was a clever concept somewhat tainted by its Victorian prose To my surprise, Frankenstein s shinin [...]

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