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Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus Paperback – March 3, 2014

ISBN-13: 978-1613823484 ISBN-10: 1613823487

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  • Paperback: 226 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Brown (March 3, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1613823487
  • ISBN-13: 978-1613823484
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #121,750 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I grew up watching Frankenstein (the monster), along with Dracula and the Wolfman, on TV, but Mary Shelley's novel is, beyond a tale of horror, a literary work where the narrative and themes are as important as the plot. The framed narrative allows the reader to understand Dr. Frankenstein's worldviews as well as those of Captain Walton and the monster. We can compare Captain Walton Dr. Frankenstein and see their similar ambitions and sense of adventure in conquering nature and we can contrast their final decisions. Then, we can contrast the monster's outer monstrosity with Dr. Frankenstein's inner one. Perhaps it is fitting that we refer to the monster as Frankenstein; in a sense Dr. Frankenstein is a monster.

Shelley, through the story, warns against the danger of pursuing knowledge, the possible disaster from abusing that understanding, and specifically scientific knowledge, to satisfy one's ambitions. In this sense, Frankenstein is a typical science fiction.

That Shelley wrote this compelling novel when she was eighteen testifies to her imagination and literary power. Frankenstein, perhaps the first science fiction, is a literary classic that sheds light into the nature of humanity.
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By TAC on July 14, 2013
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Received book quickly and in good condition. A summer reading book for my son. He's enjoying it! And the price was reasonable.
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By Steven J. Kuzma on July 5, 2013
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This story is very interesting, especially considering the time period it was written in. Many of the issues discussed in Frankenstein are still debated today.
Victor Frankenstein is very 'bipolar' in both his thoughts and his actions. As he is telling his story to Robert, it almost seems as though he is trying to convince himself of the details of his feelings throughout his life. This adds an interesting dimension to this novel.
Overall, I enjoyed this book. There was action and drama, as well as tragedy. The story moved along quickly. Although it was difficult to understand at parts, an advanced reader would have no problem deciphering much of the underlying meaning.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading the classics or action books.
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By Zachattack on June 15, 2012
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The name Frankenstein is quickly recognized by everyone, though not everyone has read the actual story. Thus, most people confuse the fact that Frankenstein isn't the name of the monster, but rather the man who created the monster. This story is the perfect example of a horror story and thriller while having a hint of a love theme. Mary Shelley has an excellent story attributed to her name. The reader will quickly fall in love with Frankenstein and his monster if they truly understand the situations they must endure and conquer. Frankenstein is a classic that should be read by anyone who hasn't already.
Zachary B. Medina
Author of Decador
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