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All the revisions Mary Shelley made to her story as well as her 1831 introduction and Percy Bysshe Shelley's preface to the first edition This revised edition includes as appendices a select collation of the texts of 1818 and 1831 together with 'A Fragment' by Lord Byron and Dr John Polidori's 'The Vampyre A Tale'. Don t get why everyone spends so much time talking about the theme of science versus nature and how this is the world s first science fiction novel when clearly this is the world s pre eminent text on the subject of the dire conseuences of procrastinationBut whateverThis book rulesFirst off it s very funny to imagine old timey 1800s people being scared by this It s in the same vein as thinking of that urban legend about the people who watched the first movie screaming when the train races toward them AAAAAH I AM IN A THEATER BUT I M ABOUT TO GET HIT BY A TRAIN HERE IT COMES TELL MY WIFE I LOVE HER I highly recommend reading it through that lens Just thinking about that original audience who thought this was a horror Oh my stars A creature of most unholy origin I daren t think of it IdiotsAgain I digressThis is so beautifully written It really forces you to slow down and take the story in just so you don t miss a gorgeous line which in turn makes you appreciate how many great and beautifully executed themes there are at playCount me impressedBut again I m mostly just thinkin bout how relatable Frankenstein isAnd also the fact that I can Finally I can be one of those assholes who s like Frankenstein is the SCIENTIST not the monster I m living the dreamBottom line This is nonstop fun and everyone should have read read it currently reading updatescan already relate to victor frankenstein as i too create massive problems and then avoid dealing with them until the repercussions threaten to destroy my life and even then am kinda like ok but do i have to

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Obsessed with creating life itself Victor Frankenstein plunders graveyards for the material to fashion a new being which he shocks into life with electricity But his botched creature rejected by Frankenstein and denied human companionship sets out to destroy his maker and all that he holds dear Mary Shelley's chill. My apologies but this review is going to be a bit frantic due to my brain being so oxygen starved by the novel s breath stealing gorgeousness that I m feeling a bit light headed So please forgive the random thoughtsFirst Mary ShelleyI love youSecond Dear Hollywood you lying dung pile of literature savaging no talent hacksyou got this all wrong Please learn to read and get yourself a copy of the source material before you FUBAR it again Third My heart shattered for the monster and I haven t felt this strong a desire to hug it out bitch since reading Grendel and Crooked Letter Crooked Letter The wretch is so well drawn and powerfully portrayed that he form the emotional ligament for the entire story He is among the finest creations the written form has to offer Fourth As surprised as I am to be saying this this novel has ousted Dracula as my all time favorite of the classic horror storiessorry Bram but the goodevil sad desperate loneliness of the orphaned monster trying to find a purpose and to define himself in the world trumps The Count Five No one can conceive the variety of feelings which bore me onwards like a hurricane in the first enthusiasm of success Life and death appeared to me ideal bounds which I should first break through and pour a torrent of light into our dark world A new species would bless me as its creator and source many happy and excellent natures would owe their being to me No father could claim the gratitude of his child so completely as I should deserve theirs Pursuing these reflections I thought that if I could bestow animation upon lifeless matter I might in process of time although I now found it impossible renew life where death had apparently devoted the body to corruption As gorgeous as the prose is I thought it a crime not to include at least one uote Six The non explanation for the process that Victor uses to create the monster is thing of genius No other approach could have possibly conveyed the majesty and significance of the achievement because we would have known it was bullshit Shelley did it perfectlywhich leads me nicely intoSeven The corny slapdash lightning scene is entirely a work of Hollywood There s NOlightningscene Are you kidding me Even Kenneth Branagh s supposedly true adaptation had electric eels providing power to the it s alive process All of it bunk I ll say it again Hollywood is a bunch of useless tools LIARSEight Speaking of tools Victor Frankenstein is a giant one As far as I am concerned he is clearly the villain of the piece However what I found so suee inducingly magical about Shelly s writing was my degree of vacillation when it came to Victor s character I liked and even admired Victor in the beginning of the story and found his personal journey compelling He was a genius driven by his desire to unlock the secrets of the universe and had that manic mad scientist focus necessary to the accomplishment of such a lofty goal However once the birth of the monster came I found myself waffling back and forth throughout the rest of the story Ironically his moment of success and his reaction to life he had conjured was when he began to lose his humanity in my eyes His treatment of the monster was abhorrent Despite this Shelley was able to get me to see over my disgust and appreciate Frankenstein s position and understand why he was so unwilling to continence the existence of the wretch Not enough for me to forgive his lack of compassion but enough for me to see him as a tragic figure Huge propers for Shelley as that is excellent writing Nine I would place the monster among the finest literary creations of all time This singular manifestation of humanity s scientific brilliance and callous indifference to the conseuences thereof is masterfully done Frankenstein s wretch became the prototype of the literary outcast and every misunderstood creature since has been offspring from his loins His character profile is phenomenal and just as Victor s actions garner sporadic moments of understanding for his cruel treatment of the monster so the monster s wanton acts of vile cruelty severely test our compassion for him Tested bent and stretched but for me at least never broken I understood his painI understood his angerI understood Ten No spoilers here but the final resolution of the relationship between Victor and the child of his genius wasstellar Everything was reconciled and nothing was resolved The final reckoning occurs and it is both momentous and useless Eleven I expected the prose to be good but having never read Shelley before I was still surprised by how exceptional and ear pleasing it was Her writing really resonated with me and I loved her ability to weave emotion plot momentum and a high literary uotient seamlessly together Good good stuff Twelve The novel is structured as an epistolary nesting doll using the frame story of Captain Walton corresponding with his sister about his expedition to the North Pole While at the top of the world Walton finds Victor Frankenstein stranded This sets up the dovetail into Walton relaying Victor s story which takes up the bulk of the novel and includes within it the incredibly poignant story of the monster in the creature s own words It is superbly executed and I thought the framing device was very effective Thirteen Despite my trashing of the movie versions earlier there was one scene that I thought was handled far better on screen than in this story Kenneth Branagh s portrayal of view spoiler the murder of Elizabeth by the monster hide spoiler

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Ing Gothic tale was conceived when she was only eighteen living with her lover Percy Shelley near Byron's villa on Lake Geneva It would become the world's most famous work of horror fiction and remains a devastating exploration of the limits of human creativityBased on the third edition of 1831 this volume contains. No stars That s right Zero zip nadaIt s been almost 30 years since I ve detested a book this much I didn t think anything could be worse then Kafka s The Metamorphosis Seems I m never too old to be wrong This time I don t have the excuse that I was forced to read this for high school lit class Oh no this time I read this of my own volition and for fun Yeah fun Kinda like sticking bamboo shoots between my fingernails type of fun Watching paint dry fun Going to an Air Supply concert funOK to be fair I need to tell you what I liked about thisWell Mary Shelley was a teen when she wrote this Color me impressed At 19 I was just looking for my next college boyfriend not penning the great English classic Kudos to Mary for thatOtherwise I can t think of anything to admire in this book apart from the fact that it s the only book in my reading history where I actually noted EVERY SINGLE PAGE NUMBER and mentally counted down the time I d be finishedWhy did I persist you may ask Well at the point where the pain became mind numbing I decided to channel my inner John McCain and just survive the torture Figured it would make me a better stronger reader Might even make me enjoy a re read of Breaking Dawnwell no it wouldn t but you get the idea Frankenstein is a classic alright A classic melodrama Complete with a wimpy vaporish trembling prima donna main character and a pseudo monster whose only sin is being uglier then Bernie Madoff in cell block D After the upteenth tremblejerkgaspfaintstart from our mad scientist Victor Frankenstein I could only sign in relief that he wasn t a Rabbi about to perform a bris circumcism oy veyWere we supposed to be outraged at the monster s killing spree By the books end I was merely miffed that the creature murdered the wrong Frankenstein sibling He would have saved himself a good deal of traveling and saved me a good deal of suffering had he snuffed out his maker before he could high tail it out of the birthing roomI m sure that the fans of this book will say that I didn t understand the deeper symbolic nuances of this book and I m sure that they are right At this point in my life all I know is what I like and don t like in a book and as far as I m concerned this book is unadulterated mind numbing crap But that s just me Your mileage will vary as I sincerely hope it does As for my own mileage it can best be compared to driving a Ford Pinto in the Indy 500EDITDue to the efforts of a few Kool ade drinking trolls who have gotten their big girlbig boy panties in a wad over an almost 200 year old book and can t comment nicely on my review I am suspending all future commentsDon t like it Blame the navel grazing trolls for not accepting the concept of a PERSONAL OPINION

  • Paperback
  • 273
  • Frankenstein; or The Modern Prometheus
  • Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
  • English
  • 03 August 2019
  • 9780141439471

10 thoughts on “Frankenstein; or The Modern Prometheus

  1. says:

    My apologies but this review is going to be a bit frantic due to my brain being so oxygen starved by the novel’s breath stealing gorgeousness that I'm feeling a bit light headed So please forgive the random thoughtsFirst Mary ShelleyI love youSecond Dear Hollywood you lying dung pile of literature savaging no talent hac

  2. says:

    SoI finished itWarningIf you are a fan of classic literature andor are utterly devoid of a sense of humor this review may not be for youAlsoYes I realize that I'm a moron with zero literary credibility So stop rea

  3. says:

    “I have love in me the likes of which you can scarcely imagine and rage the likes of which you would not believe

  4. says:

    No stars That's right Zero zip nadaIt's been almost 30 years since I've detested a book this much I didn't think anything could be worse then Kafka's The Metamorphosis Seems I'm never too old to be wrong This time I don't have the excuse that I was forced to read this for high school lit class Oh no this time I read this of my own volition and for fun Yeah fun Kinda like sticking bamboo shoots between my fingernails type of fun Watching

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    Some books teach you something new each time you revisit them I picked up the tragically wonderful Frankenstein for a fourth time this week and I was totally mesmerised by the descriptive language used to describe the natural world In all my p

  6. says:

    It's been fifty years since I had read Frankenstein and now—after a recent second reading—I am pleased to know that the pleasures of that

  7. says:

    This was awesome I listened to an audiobook on YouTube as it is under the public domain You can find it here It was great The narrator did a great job of building the atmosphere and excitement in the story I always love reading the original stories behind some very iconic pop culture figures Frankenstein is obvi

  8. says:

    Don’t get why everyone spends so much time talking about “the theme of science versus nature” and how this is “the world’s first science fiction novel” when clearly this is the world’s pre eminent text on the subject of the dire conseuences of procrastinationBut whateverThis book rulesFirst off it

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    REREAD UPDATE September 2018One of my bookclubs Click to check out Reading List Completists is reading this for September 2018 I fig

  10. says:

    The anecdote is legendary Mary Shelley a teenager at the time was spending a vacation in Switzerland with her fiancé Percy Shelley their mutual friend Lord Byron and a few other people Was the weather gloomy that summer of 1816? Were the companions bored to death? For amusement one evening they challenged each other into writing the scariest ghost story they could come up with No one remembers what the fellows wrote on

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