Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

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Read Frankenstein Online Free - 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
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ISBN : 0141439475
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 273 pages


Reviews


Stephen rated it ★★★★★

January 13, 2012

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...


Emily May rated it ★★★★★

May 17, 2015

“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...


Anne rated it ★☆☆☆☆

May 10, 2017

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 like...and now I know. Sadly, sometimes the fantasy is better than the reality. And the realit...


Bill rated it ★★★★★

May 31, 2017

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 hi...


Bookdragon Sean rated it ★★★★★

March 04, 2017

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 afterwards let’s go to the graveyard with our shovels and our body bags. Sounds good doesn’t it Victor? We co...


Franco rated it ★★★★★

February 15, 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 nuestra relación con Dios; hasta se ha dicho que es una alegoría a los miedos que surgen durante un emb...


Huda rated it ★★★☆☆

July 24, 2017

في بدايات القرن التاسع عشر كانت الكهرباء وقتها اختراعا طازجا وحدثا يلقي الرهبة في القلوب لقد كان معظم الناس يتصور أنها تحمل قدرات خارقة ولذلك لم يكن من الصعب تخيل أنها يمكنها إعادة الحياة إلى الموتى فقد كانوا يرونها اختراعا شيطانيا يثير غضب الرب وأثناء جلسة جمعت بين بعض الشعراء والكتاب في قصر الشاعر لو...


Warwick rated it ★★★☆☆

August 29, 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 Shelley’, though they had not ye...


Praveen rated it ★★★★★

February 27, 2017

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 accomplishment of your toil on that...


mark rated it ★★★★★

June 21, 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 birth, to se...





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