Or the Modern PrometheusBook - 1992
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 (and revised in 1831), Mary Shelley produced English Romanticism's finest prose fiction.
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THE novel to come from the Romantic era. Its source was a nightmare, and the book still resonates to this day. I have read it is not her best novel; that place is held by "The Last Man" (which we own, natch), a straight-up work of science fiction set in a post-apocalyptic world.
A scientist discovers a way to create life, but is shocked to find that he cannot control his creation.
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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