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74 Ratings: 3.5
The classic Gothic horror novel written by Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin Shelley, which was written in 1816 and published in 1818.

   Steel engraving (993 x 71mm) for frontispiece to the revised edition of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, published by Colburn and Bentley, London 1831. The novel was first published in 1818.            … see full wiki

Author: Mary Shelley
Genre: Gothic Horror, Classic Literature, Science Fiction
Date Published: January 1, 1818
12 reviews about Frankenstein
review by . March 10, 2011
The original tale is totally unlike its movie versions
Readers will be surprised to read this nineteenth century "horror story," because the English woman Mary W. Shelley (1797-1851) did not write this book as it is shown in the many motion pictures that were made of it. She published this gothic tale, which many scholars see as the earliest version of a science fiction novel when she was only 21. Scholars think that she wrote it as an attack against the emerging industrial revolution, but perhaps, as we will see, it is more than that. The …
review by . July 10, 2010
Frankenstein, despite being a horror novel, is actually a story about a scientist who grapples with the consequences of the creation of his monster, and about the monster as he begins his new life. The monster is actually nameless, contrary to popular belief. The book delves into the scientist Victor Frankenstein's struggle with coming to terms with his decisions and the ways in which the monster's creation changed his life. I was assigned this book in high school for English, and I actually …
Quick Tip by . June 30, 2010
Frankenstein. The man is the monster and the monster is the man. What could we possibly learn from this? I found myself sympathizing with the monster. He is more human than anyone I have ever known. The creature that is depicted in the movies is not the real monster. The monster is the man that created him. I beg of everyone to pick up this book and read it. Read it front to back three or four times if need be.
Quick Tip by . June 25, 2010
Absolutely one of my favorites! So much deeper and thoughtful than any of the movies made.
Quick Tip by . July 15, 2010
It's sad but also made me think about the responsability of our inconsequent thirst of experiment.
Quick Tip by . June 21, 2010
One of the pinnacles of horror!
Quick Tip by . June 24, 2010
One of the few books I am glad they assigned in school.
Quick Tip by . June 19, 2010
Pretty decent novel.
Quick Tip by . June 15, 2010
It really creates a vision of the inside of the monster,plus it really humanizes him
Quick Tip by . June 15, 2010
I love the romantic writers, and this book is definitive.
Quick Tip by . June 10, 2010
The reading is a little difficult because of the language, but the story is great.
review by . May 13, 2009
This book was way ahead of its time when written. It is more about prejudice and not liking people because they look different, than a monster story. The "monster" created by Frankenstein is actually a very complex character with deep thoughts about philosophy and life in general. He strives for the acceptance of his creator who virtually abandons him. The book has virtually no similarity to the movie later produced with Boris Karloff. The only problem I have with the book is that Shelly never tells …
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