Frankenstein (The Modern Prometheus): Read It and Know It Edition
Createspace Independent Pub, Dec 26, 2013 - Literary Collections - 272 pages
Mary Shelley's classic Frankenstein continues to be relevant in today's modern frenzy of scientific advances. The story of the too-curious Victor Frankenstein and his monster, driven to savageness by his unnatural birth and lack of connection with human society, might be a horror story, but it is also a commentary on human hubris, unthinking pursuit of knowledge, and the consequences of these flaws. Higher Read's Read It. Know It. edition of Frankenstein provides you with an understanding of all of the layers of this book. The original text included in this edition allows you to read the book as Mary Shelley wrote it, and our original content helps you understand the novel more thoroughly. Character and narrative summaries provide you with an at-a-glance reminder of what the original book holds, while our "Read It and Know It" sections explore literary themes in the book. Like Dr. Frankenstein, you can expand your knowledge and satisfy your curiosity. Just try not to build a murderous monstrosity while you do it. So whether you want to read the whole book, just want a reminder of the story, or are interested in exploring the important themes in Frankenstein, Higher Read's Read It. Know It. edition provides an all-in-one book that's right for you.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - birdie.newborn - LibraryThing
An important book. Mary Shelley is methodical, but also swept up in the Sturm-und-Drang emotionality of the period. Her characters have motivations, psychological depth, passions. Read full review