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Frankenstein

Or the Modern Prometheus

Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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, Mary Shelley produced English Romanticism's finest prose fiction. (Book Jacket Status: Not Jacketed)

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Publisher: New York :, Knopf :, Distributed by Random House,, 1992
ISBN: 0679409998
Branch Call Number: FICTION She
Characteristics: xxix, 231 pages ; 21 cm

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Scientist Victor Frankenstein learns how to create life, but his discovery goes quickly awry when he creates a monster larger and stronger than an ordinary man. As the monster uses its power to destroy everything Victor loves, the young scientist is forced to embark on a treacherous journey to en... Read More »


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Jul 15, 2014
  • I_sing_the_Body_Electric rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I would say this story has some interesting scenes in it and I liked how it made you sympathize with the creature. Its not too bad of a novel but there were some inevitable boring scenes for me, possibly because it was written in a different time period.

Jul 09, 2014
  • guest123 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I like how this book includes the author's biography, and gives some background to the story, explanations about the time it was written, and the setting of the book. That helped me to understand the book a little bit more

Jun 13, 2014

NYPL Staff Pick
The classic tale with gothic illustrations!
- Selection Team

Dec 06, 2013
  • miss_moneypenny rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

One of my favourite things about this book is the story behind it. I think it goes that Mary Shelley, Percy Shelley and Lord Byron were away at a cabin and decided to see who could write the best scary story. Mary won, and eventually turned her tale in Frankenstein.

This book is great to read, and it's also great to study if you're an English student. Some really great ideas going on about science, technology, reproduction and fatherhood.

Poor monster!

Aug 17, 2013

Seriously, why are you posting your summary of the book? You're suppose to say whether you like it or not, not if you'd shoot the characters with a gun.

I liked this book, it was a bit of a scare toward the end though....

Aug 01, 2013
  • dp50268n rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

I liked the idea behind the book and felt bad for the monster. Yet at the same time, I wanted to shoot both Victor and the monster. I just don't get how a guy could be so whiny and literally delicate because he was sick for almost two year over creating the monster. I felt that Victor was too overly dramatic at times when he should have tried to approach situations differently. I just really didn't like Victor.

Jul 12, 2013
  • kevin4203 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

good read

Apr 16, 2013
  • mcssi369 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

One of my favorite books of all time! I reread it every year.

Aug 12, 2012
  • thomd rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I enjoyed the nesting stories and overall premise; I disliked Victor the whiny villain, I mean wretch. The monster was frustratingly inconsistent; going from moaning to erudition very rapidly. Good horror or drama, not so good science fiction.

Jun 17, 2012

The first couple chapters are a bit slow but once you get past them it's great. Also the dialogue doesn't really flow like actual speech. It's kind of funny to imagine people actually trying to talk like that.

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Dec 29, 2010
  • jbazal rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The story of attempting to prolong life and avoid death ultimately leading to disaster with the deaths and murders of friends and family of Victor Frankenstein.

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