AuthorMary Wollstonecraft Shelley
ImprintMary Wollstonecraft Shelley Ltd
Sales rank4.5


I saw the pale student of unhallowed arts kneeling beside the thing he had put together I saw the hideous phantasm of a man stretched out, and then, on the working of some powerful engine, show signs of life and stir with an uneasy, half vital motion A summer evening s ghost stories, lonely insomnia in a moonlit Alpine s room, and a runaway imagination fired by philosophical discussions with Lord Byron and Percy Bysshe Shelley about science, galvanism, and the origins of life conspired to produce for Marry Shelley this haunting night specter By morning, it had become the germ of her Romantic masterpiece, Frankenstein Written in 1816 when she was only nineteen, Mary Shelley s novel of The Modern Prometheus chillingly dramatized the dangerous potential of life begotten upon a laboratory table A frightening creation myth for our own time, Frankenstein remains one of the greatest horror stories ever written and is an undisputed classic of its kind.



Frankenstein 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)


Frankenstein 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 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)


Frankenstein 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 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 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 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)


Frankenstein 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 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)


Frankenstein 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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