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.

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  • Stephen

    My apologies, but this review is going to be a bit frantic due to my brain being so oxygen-starved by the novels breath-stealing gorgeousness that I'm feeling a bit light-headed. So please forgive the...

  • Anne

    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 cre...

  • Emily May

    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 thi...

  • Hannah

    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...

  • Bill Kerwin

    It's been fifty years since I had read Frankenstein, and, nowafter a recent second readingI am pleased to know that the pleasures of that first reading have been revived. Once again--just as it was in...

  • Hailey (Hailey in Bookland)

    This was awesome. I listened to an audiobook on YouTube (as it is under the public domain). You can find it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuyEa.... It was great. The narrator did a great job o...

  • Sean Barrs The Ultra Vegan

    Some books teach you something new each time you revisit them. I picked up the tragically wonderful Frankenstein for a fourth time this week, and I was totally mesmerised by the descriptive language u...

  • emma

    Dont get why everyone spends so much time talking about the theme of science versus nature and how this is the worlds first science fiction novel when clearly this is the worlds pre-eminent text on th...

  • Matthew

    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 fav...

  • Emily (Books with Emily Fox)

    Didn't manage to finish it during my "One Week, One Shelf" reading Classics but I'll need to soon.The writing is beautiful, the audiobook is good but damn the part where the monster tells you his life...