Frankenstein
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Frankenstein

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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 more relevant than ever.

Title:Frankenstein
Edition Language:English
ISBN:0141439475
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:273 pages

    Frankenstein Reviews

  • Hannah
    Oct 06, 2009

    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 t...

  • Stephen
    Feb 16, 2009

    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 ...

  • Emily May
    Dec 05, 2010

    “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 ear...

  • Anne
    Mar 11, 2014

    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...

  • Bill  Kerwin
    May 12, 2007

    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 ...

  • Bookworm Sean
    Jan 17, 2014

    Let’s have a party Victor. Let’s get together and celebrate all things Gothic, and dark, and wonderful. Let’s have it in an attic in an old house in the middle of a thunderstorm, and then afterw...

  • Franco  Santos
    Feb 13, 2016

    Mucho se ha hablado de Frankenstein. Se interpreta como una crítica al desarrollo científico, cuando este sobrepasa el curso natural de las cosas; se interpreta como una crítica a la religión y nu...

  • Fernando
    Mar 06, 2013

    Frankenstein es y será una de las novelas más representativas del Romanticismo. Contiene muchos elementos: la dualidad Victor/Monstruo, que en cierta manera es una forma de temática del doble, el s...

  • Warwick
    Aug 21, 2015

    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 S...

  • Huda Yahya
    Jan 21, 2013

    في بدايات القرن التاسع عشركانت الكهرباء وقتها اختراعا طازجاوحدثا يلقي الرهبة في القلوبلقد كان معظم الناس يتص...