Frankenstein

Frankenstein

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No-one in the grip of Mary Shelley's FRANKENSTEIN, with its mythic-minded hero and its highly sympathetic monster who reads Goethe and longs to be at peace with himself, can fail to notice how much more excellent the original is than all the adaptations, imitations and outright plagiarisms which have followed in its ample wake. In her first novel, written at the instigation of Lord Byron and published in 1818 (and revised in 1831), Mary Shelley produced English Romanticism's finest prose fiction.

Publisher: Sterling ; Everymans Library, 1816.
ISBN: 9780679409991
0679409998
9781402743382
9780141439471
Branch Call Number: FICTION SHE

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The mother of science fiction, Shelley wrote Frankenstein, which rivals Dracula for most beloved classic monster, when she was only 19.


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thatsnotright
Aug 12, 2017

Definitely true about how media has changed how we see Frankenstein's monster, the true depiction actually surprised me. Admittedly, though, I did not expect to sympathize (momentarily, I swear!) with the villain...

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kmarushy
Aug 25, 2015

I never read this in high school... just had the assumptions of the story from pop culture references. Was so pleasantly surprised by the unexpected plot and the twists and turns of the story. Whatever Hollywood has done to this, I found the book so much more intelligent, insightful and surprising. Not the Frankenstein we've assumed into our culture.

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