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Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
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Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's Frankenstein. Text sourced from the Gutenberg Project. Design, layout, & cover by Jordan Anderson.
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The Novel begins on a ship sailing north of the Arctic Circle, where the captain spots a figure traveling across the ice on a dog sled. This is Victor Frankenstein's creature, and close behind is Dr.... More > Frankenstein himself. Invited onto the boat, the weak and ill Doctor tells the story of his alchemical studies and eventual construction of a man from inanimate matter.Frankenstein starts to recover from his exertion and then recounts a story of his life's miseries to Walton. He explains how his obsession for wisdom led him to this predicament. Before he begins his narrative, he makes Walton promise to capture the monster. Once Frankenstein is finished telling his tale he grows weary and passes away. The sadness culminates in the creature, that victor so longed to destroy was destroyed in turn by Victor's own death.< Less
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
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The young student of science, Victor Frankenstein, creates a grotesque but sentient creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment
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Walton sets out to explore the North Pole and expand his scientific knowledge in hopes of achieving fame and friendship. The ship becomes trapped in ice, and, one day, the crew sees a dogsled in... More > the distance, on which there is the figure of a giant man. Hours later, the crew finds Frankenstein in need of sustenance. Frankenstein had been in pursuit of his monster when all but one of his dogs died. He had broken apart his dogsled to make oars and rowed an ice-raft toward the vessel. Frankenstein starts to recover from his exertion and recounts his story to Walton. Before beginning his story, Frankenstein warns Walton of the wretched effects of allowing ambition to push one to aim beyond what one is capable of achieving.< Less
Frankenstein By Stuart Matranga
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This work-book edition of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley is edited for young readers, yet preserves the original language and ideas of Shelley's masterpiece. It is a heart-rendering story of the... More > fragility of the human spirit, the dangerous possibilities of the human mind, and the tragic limitations of human nature.< Less
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
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The eccentric scientist Victor Frankenstein creates a grotesque creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment. Shelley started writing the story when she was nineteen, and the novel was published... More > when she was twenty-one. The first edition was published anonymously in London in 1818. Shelley's name appears on the second edition, published in France in 1823.< Less
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
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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... More > 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.< Less
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is a novel written by Mary Shelley. Shelley started writing the story when she was eighteen and the novel was published when she was nineteen. The first... More > edition was published anonymously in London in 1818. Shelley's name appears on the second edition, published in France.< Less
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus is an 1818 science fiction romance by Mary Shelley. Frankenstein, a young student, animates a soulless monster made out of corpses from churchyards and... More > dissecting rooms by means of galvanism. Longing for sympathy and shunned by everyone, the creature ultimately turns to evil and brings dreadful retribution on the student for usurping God’s prerogative…< Less
Frankenstein By Samantha Rorke
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Frankenstein follows Victor Frankenstein's triumph as he reanimates a dead body, and then his guilt for creating such a thing. When the "Frankenstein monster" realizes how he came to be and... More > is rejected by mankind, he seeks revenge on his creator's family to avenge his own sorrow. Mary Shelley first wrote Frankenstein as a short story after the poet Lord Byron suggested his friends each write a ghost story. The story so frightened Byron that he ran shrieking from the room. The novel begins with explorer Robert Walton looking for a new passage from Russia to the Pacific Ocean via the Arctic Ocean. After weeks as sea, the crew of Walton's ship finds an emaciated man, Victor Frankenstein, floating on an ice flow near death. In Walton's series of letters to his sister in England, he retells Victor's tragic story.< Less