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Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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Frankenstein

by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

339 ratings, 50 reviews

Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus, is the classic gothic horror novel by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, who began writing the influential work at the age of 18. It features Dr. Victor Frankenstein, who successfully brings to life a monster that eventually goes on a rampage (and no, the monster is not called Frankenstein - a mistake made even by intelligent people).

The Modern Prometheus element hints at Shelley's theme that warns against the advance of the Industrial Revolution, which gone unchecked might turn into a monster. Horror fans might not think Frankenstein is gory enough, and too laden with moral subtexts for their tastes, but the book is a well crafted piece of fiction, and its contribution to subsequent genres is immeasurable. Awesome trivia: Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein as part of a ghost story contest between her husband, Lord Byron, a Dr. Polidori, and herself, and the concept for it came to her in a dream.

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Isaiah Vanheel

February 10, 2555

What's up

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Alicia Biggerstaff

July 18, 2014

I enjoy mary shelleys book becuase i enjoy this genre of writing.

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Cody Wals

May 05, 2014

Text me 214-709-6661

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Alice Morge

April 05, 2014

Terriffic book! I've yet to find one I enjoy so much! Great story, great writing, and overall amazing book! It's so much different than the movies which is good thing. I wouldn't reccomend it for children who get easily scared, but if you can hold your horror stories, this one is for you!

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Andrew Peterson

February 26, 2014

Rape

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Rose Roberson

February 09, 2014

Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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Sally MacMillan

January 19, 2014

Great novel,read it!

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Young Kim

January 16, 2014

Ohla amigos

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Elyzabeth Wood

November 25, 2013

Great book. My friend told me it was scary it isnt

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Hutch Turner

October 24, 2013

Jdhdhejdkwdhkeickde

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Alaina Williford

September 24, 2013

Hey blank pages

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Jason Schultz

September 13, 2013

A great application for HS teachers to connect would be the role of genetic engineering, adult stem cell use, animal and human cloning, etc. The definition of human, life, death, cycle of life, role of science in "creating" life, etc. In addition to all of that it is just a fascinating story!

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Qworst McQuakins

June 12, 2013

Whatbup

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Sean Moore

May 24, 2013

Sup

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Daniel Bledsoe

May 15, 2013

Is this ashli pass stupid frankenstein is the monster thats why they made a book about the creature not the scientist

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Ashli Pass

May 10, 2013

Frankenstein is the name of the sciencest not the monster

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Hunter Souder

April 30, 2013

Good so far

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Abigail Dickson

March 25, 2013

This is good so far but starting to get interesting

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Otilia Dragan

March 18, 2013

I enjoyed this book very much, but it wasn't very easy to read- at least the beginning requiers patience , but it is very well-written and lovely in its weirdness

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Gabby Chisholm

March 10, 2013

I just gave it a one star review , what now!!

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Jaquar Whitmore

February 26, 2013

This book is great. It lets me know that i was not the only one that got abused and hindered in my life time.

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Biswajit Paul

January 30, 2013

Extraordinary!It shows that before we create... We must understand that creation does not end at any stage we want...But there is a process for everything! you miss it and you have a monster.Sometimes it is wise TZo bean average human being rather than being extraordinary!

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Maria Silva

January 23, 2013

This book is great.I like the characters inthe story

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Ashley Fryman

January 18, 2013

Great read for anyone whos been hindered or abused in life, youll relate to the "monster" deeply..... & want to kill Dr. Frankenstein along with him. Lmao

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Riley Drieman

January 06, 2013

I want my free aduio books from this company or they get sued for $100,000

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Macayla Landers

December 17, 2012

Very good book, i love it!

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Richard Stork

December 09, 2012

Very well written. A great story!

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asd asd

December 06, 2012

good

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Liz Iachello

November 11, 2012

Exciting and well written.

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Michael Arellano

November 09, 2012

Great read. I enjoyed the emotion I was put through, reading as the creature learns/experiences basic human compassion as an outsider looking in. You begin to side with the monster and feel his anguish as he is continuously denied the thinnest sliver of happiness by his own creator.

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Aidan Gierke

October 30, 2012

Awesome

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Mary Hughes

October 26, 2012

I'm only a kid but I love this book!

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Christopher Yates

October 16, 2012

This is a really good book. I'm having so much fun reading it. It's a good book to read at an overnight halloween sleepover. If your looking for a scary book this is the one. Oh and dont forget to read Dracula

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Michael Fisher

October 11, 2012

Awesome story! Thrills from page to page! Wonder what Mary would think of "Frankenweenie"? 200 years later and her book is still captivating imaginations! Wow! (Frankenweenie was great btw)

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Omar Sanabia

October 08, 2012

Doesnt get any better than this.

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Jasmen Tall

September 29, 2012

BEST BOOK EVER ALL NIGHT & DAY READING IT IT IS SO AWSOM

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Alaa Stalingrad

September 18, 2012

Fantastic Gothic Novel .

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Wes Copeland

August 21, 2012

How is this not a "featured" book? An excellent read.

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Trevin Moralez

July 26, 2012

Good

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Darren Bird

July 07, 2012

A must read

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Hann C

June 12, 2012

Fantastic read; emotional at times.

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Gemma-Louise Hudson

June 03, 2012

Very interesting and a wonderful moral conveyed. Well written.

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Richard Boman

May 21, 2012

An amazing delivery wrought with written prose that should be standard in all the classic works. Truly delicious to consume.

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Tavia Todd

May 02, 2012

Yes I loved it.

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Igor Tashliyev

April 22, 2012

You must read it... It's awesome

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Benjamin Ong

April 18, 2012

Frankenstein is a great book a must read... Try dracula and of course, not forgetting about shakespeare

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Gamer 777

March 01, 2012

Why are all the books in such weird words these are crap

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William Cleveland

September 14, 2011

Absolutely one of the best novels ever written. A must read for everyone.

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Lori Halleck

September 07, 2011

Everyone should read it

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Nate Auck

April 28, 2011

This is one of my favorite books of all time. Of all the romantacist writers, I thought Mary Shelley captured an interesting moment in history, even if it's a fictional story. Top notch!