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Frankenstein Hardcover – Bargain Price, September 30, 2010
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Collection of Five "Who Was" Biographies
In this box set, discover the life and times of five icons of black history and celebrate the difference they made in the world. Hardcover
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Michele Snyder, Chappaqua Public Library, NY
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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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
The book is incredible when connecting the history of the author and the influences she has used form the enlightenment authors she was surrounded by including her father Goodwin. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Jessica Angelus
A very poignant story which reflects the prejudices of then and today. So much more depth than any of the movies have ever been able to achieve.Published 1 day ago by Jimmy Brown
This is not the 1818 edition. The 1818 edition is in many ways superior to the 1831, and this edition was listed as an 1818. I therefore prescribed it for my students. Read morePublished 3 days ago by RSB
The styles of storytelling have definitely changed in the almost 200 years since this book's original publication; it was almost 100% narrative, which got tedious. Read morePublished 4 days ago by JamieGamer
Not what I expected. Horror story? A very interesting story of human development and the learning process. A recommended read.Published 5 days ago by Gary M.
I read this book many times and even watched the movie. It is very good story and you couldn't get tired of it even if its read many times. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Amazon Customer