Frankenstein

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 committed science student Victor Frankenstein. Obsessed with discovering the cause of generation and life and bestowing animation upon lifeless matter, Frankenstein assembles Mary Shelley began writing Frankenstein when she was only eighteen. At once a Gothic thriller, a passionate romance, and ...

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Title:Frankenstein
Author:Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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Genres:Classics
ISBN:Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus
Edition Language
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:288 pages pages

Frankenstein Reviews

  • 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 Shelley and Byron and Byron's physician. She was calling herself ?Mrs Shell...
  • 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 was in my teens--I was thrilled by the first glimpse of the immense figure of the mo...
  • J.G. Keely
    Oct 29, 2009
    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 fil...
  • mark monday
    Apr 24, 2012
    ...and 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 b...
  • Trevor
    Feb 26, 2008
    I don?t really know what I was expecting ? though ?more? 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 - ...
  • Alejandro
    Jul 30, 2014
    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 hone...
  • 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 the random thoughts. First: Mary Shelley?I love you!! Second: Dear Hollywood -...
  • 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 this review may not be for you. Also: Yes, I realize that I'm a moron with zero literary credibility. So, stop reading right now if the sound of an idiot whistling ou...
  • 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 to be wrong. This time, I don't have the excuse that I was forced to read this for ...
  • Raeleen Lemay
    Nov 09, 2017
    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, more than many other classics I've read. It...
  • 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.? -From the 1994 movie The worst thing about this novel is how distorted it has become by constant movie adaptat...
  • Henry Avila
    Dec 01, 2011
    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 th...
  • Matt
    Oct 26, 2017
    An annual re-read worth reviewing once again. Mary Shelley?s story of Frankenstein poses less the spooky and bone-chilling tale that it has received in subsequent permutations, but rather serves more as a warning in regards to scientific exploration. The novel opens with a set of ...
  • Huda Yahya
    Jan 21, 2013
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  • F
    Sep 22, 2016
    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. ...
  • Orsodimondo
    Aug 22, 2018
    LA MELODIA DEL DOLORE Sono passati duecento anni, due secoli tra questo 2018 e quella notte del 1818. Sono la tua creatura, ricordalo: avrei dovuto essere il tuo Adamo, e sono invece l?angelo caduto che tu hai allontanato dalla gioia senza colpa alcuna da parte sua. Ecco il pr...
  • Whitney Atkinson
    Apr 19, 2016
    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. ...
  • Matthew
    Mar 06, 2014
    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 thi...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    Dec 16, 2018
    Thank you to my friend Matthew for this wonderful book & my Deadpool for our partner gift giving! A great book and wonderful cover! Mel ???? ...
  • Praveen
    Oct 20, 2016
    Goodreads, 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 accomplish...
  • Hailey (Hailey in Bookland)
    Oct 16, 2017
    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 of building the atmosphere and excitement in the story. I always love reading the origi...
  • Leonard Gaya
    Dec 18, 2018
    The anecdote is legendary: Mary Shelley, a teenager at the time, was spending a vacation in Switzerland with her fianc, Percy Shelley, their mutual friend, Lord Byron, and a few other people. Was the weather gloomy that summer of 1816? Were the companions bored to death? For amusemen...
  • Sean Barrs the Bookdragon
    Jan 17, 2014
    "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 ...
  • Franco  Santos
    Feb 13, 2016
    Mucho se ha hablado de Frankenstein. Se interpreta como una crtica al desarrollo cientfico, cuando este sobrepasa el curso natural de las cosas; se interpreta como una crtica a la religin y nuestra relacin con Dios; hasta se ha dicho que es una alegora a los miedos que surg...
  • Lisa
    Jul 09, 2016
    ?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 ex...
  • Michael
    Jul 04, 2014
    Published first in 1818, and again in an altered form in 1831, Frankenstein at its core is a story about the breakdown of sympathy: both versions of the gothic thriller associate the source of oppressive bonds and human misery with the inability to take pity upon another body's sufferi...
  • Hannah Greendale
    Oct 07, 2017
    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. ...
  • Nayra.Hassan
    Mar 01, 2016
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  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    Nov 02, 2018
    Frankenstein follows Victor, a scientist on a mission to create new life from old carcasses ? until his plan, of course, backfires. What ensues is perhaps fairly well-known in popular culture: the killing of his brother, the framing of his tutor, Justine, and the murder of his wife E...
  • La pecera de Raquel
    Oct 26, 2018
    Qu dao ha hecho el cine a este libro! El ansia del hombre de ser Dios llev a Vctor Frankenstein a crear un ser, un ser con apariencia humana de restos de humanos, tan deforme que result ser un monstruo en su exterior, pero no en su interior, humano dotado de sentimientos, ...