Frankenstein: Or, the Modern Prometheus
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Oct 3, 2014 - Frankenstein's monster (Fictitious character) - 146 pages
"Life, although it may only be an accumulation of anguish, is dear to me, and I will defend it."
--- Mary Shelley, Frankenstein
Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, first published in London in 1818, is a novel infused with some elements of the Gothic novel and the Romantic movement. It was also a warning against the "over-reaching" of modern man and the Industrial Revolution. The story has had an influence across literature and popular culture and spawned a complete genre of horror stories and films. Many distinguished authors, such as Brian Aldiss, claim that it is the very first science fiction novel.
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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
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