- Audio Cassette
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio; Abridged edition (1994)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 067151895X
- ISBN-13: 978-0671518950
- Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 4.5 x 7.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1,588 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,944,028 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Frankenstein Audio, Cassette – 1994
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The basic plot remained intact when transferred to other media. Swiss medical student Victor Frankenstein discovers the secret of life (which he never reveals, lest someone repeat the mistake). He then puts together a body, essentially a man, from various corpses. He then becomes horrified by the creature he has built, and abandons. The creature, suffering a great deal of neglect and abuse, still manages to get a thorough education, and learns of his lineage. After murdering Victor's younger brother, and framing the family maid, the creature tells his (admittedly) sad tale to his "father", and then demands a mate. Victor, in a panic, agrees, then thinks better of it at the last moment, destroying the new bride. In retaliation, the creature murders all of Victor's loved ones (including his wife), and leads Victor on a merry chase across the world.
Most probably know that Mary Shelley wrote this book in response to a challenge issued by Lord Byron, during a vacation at Lake Geneva. (Along with this story came John Polidori's "The Vampyre", the first English vampire novel.) Most probably also know that Shelley went on to write other works of imaginative gothic fiction.Read more ›
If you are not familiar with the actual tale presented in this work of literary brilliance, please pay NO attention to Hollywood's portrayal of the story. This is not a tale about a scary, soulless, killing machine that goes on a rampage whilst the poor, defenseless creator sits back helplessly and innocently. It is a sad, touching tale about abandonment, prejudice, acceptance, and much more. In reading it, you will discover who the true monster of the tale is - and it isn't the poor creature.
As for this edition of the novel, I think that it is fantastic. I love this books so much that I really felt that I needed to have a hardcover edition. I'm very happy that I selected this one. The illustrations are excellent and plentiful. I am easily amused, so I was delighted to discover that the book has a ribbon attached to the spine so you can easily mark your pages. This is by far one of the most unique books in my collection. I love it. Buy it!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is not as advertised. The title on the book says original 1818 text, but this is in fact the revised 1832.Published 4 days ago by L. Karow
Interesting story but very boring read. This one, movie was betterPublished 7 days ago by jody Carotenuto
I'd definitely recommend this to any reader. "The Modern Prometheus", this novel is infinitely more terrifying than any "Frankenstein" movie with a hulking... Read morePublished 8 days ago by Myles Wilcoxson
Blah! I have never read Frankenstein, and since it is a "classic" I decided to read it now, in my old age. What a disappointment! Read morePublished 13 days ago by grammyk
When I thought of Frankenstein I always thought of the monster, and that this was a horror story. While in my head I always thought this would be a scary story, if really turned... Read morePublished 15 days ago by Lovely