Frankenstein, or, The Modern Prometheus

· Sever, Francis, & Company
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Frankenstein was published in 1818, the work of a 21-year-old genius named Mary Shelley. Hundreds of movies, adaptations, and monster masks later, its reputation remains so lively that the title has become its own word in the English language. Victor Frankenstein, a scientist, discovers the secret of reanimating the dead. After he rejects his hideous creation, not even the farthest poles of the earth will keep his bitter monster from seeking an inhuman revenge. Inspired by a uniquely Romantic view of science’s possibilities, Shelley’s masterpiece ultimately wrestles with the hidden shadows of the human mind.
18.9K reviews
A Google user
April 15, 2013
A beautiful story which invoked pity, sorrow and hatred in equal measure. The Monster is a figure betrayed by humanity and his tyranny forged of the ignorance of man. A wonderful read, a true classic. Thankfully nothing like a movie.
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Jessica Bailey
January 25, 2016
Frankenstein has to be the whiniest character I've ever read. Constantly wants to be seen as the victim but won't do anything to keep his friends and family safe. The ending was not satisfying at all.
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V Santasero
January 26, 2016
So different and more thought provoking than I thought it would be. Never imagined such a cultured monster. Both he and Victor Frankenstein exemplify the tortures that result from trying to play God and the evils of a vengeful heart.
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