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TitleFrankenstein (Fiction, Poetry & Drama)
AuthorMary Wollstonecraft Shelley
ISBN2070567494
ImprintMary Wollstonecraft Shelley Ltd
Rating
Sales rank4.5
LanguageFrench
Formatpaper

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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 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.

Reviews

Stephen

Frankenstein (Fiction, Poetry & Drama) By Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

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... (Sign in to see more)


Hannah

Frankenstein (Fiction, Poetry & Drama) By Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

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... (Sign in to see more)


Emily May

Frankenstein (Fiction, Poetry & Drama) By Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

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 o... (Sign in to see more)


Anne

Frankenstein (Fiction, Poetry & Drama) By Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

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 likeand now I know.Sadly, sometimes the fantasy is better than the reality.And the... (Sign in to see more)


Hailey (HaileyinBookland)

Frankenstein (Fiction, Poetry & Drama) By Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

This was awesome I listened to an audiobook on YouTube as it is under the public domain You can find it here 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 Franken... (Sign in to see more)


Bill Kerwin

Frankenstein (Fiction, Poetry & Drama) By Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

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... (Sign in to see more)


Bookdragon Sean

Frankenstein (Fiction, Poetry & Drama) By Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

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 o... (Sign in to see more)


Matthew

Frankenstein (Fiction, Poetry & Drama) By Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

REREAD UPDATE September 2018 One of my bookclubs Click to check out Reading List Completists is reading this for September 2018 I figure it was a good time for a reread since it was one of my favorites and it has been over 20 years since I read it I did enjoy it again this time and it stands up to t... (Sign in to see more)


Raeleen Lemay

Frankenstein (Fiction, Poetry & Drama) By Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

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, ... (Sign in to see more)


Warwick

Frankenstein (Fiction, Poetry & Drama) By Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

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 ma... (Sign in to see more)


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