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Frankenstein Hardcover – Bargain Price, September 30, 2010
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From School Library Journal
Michele Snyder, Chappaqua Public Library, NY
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Kindle Edition edition.
Top Customer Reviews
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 Barnes and Noble edition I read has a print date of 2003. That may have no relevance, whatsoever. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Holly
We decided to read this for book club because it was the 100th anniversary of the writing contest between Mary Shelly, Pearcy, Lord Byron, and ------ I didn't know the story nor... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Gwen B.
I read this for an English class-- not too tricky to read, enjoyable, lots to discussPublished 6 days ago by Olivia
Classic story. The amazing thing to me is that it was written by an eighteen year old girl.Published 7 days ago by T. HARIKUL
I really like the leather-bound version of this book its a beautiful copy and I'm very happy I bought it however were as most leather-bound books have a gold or silver side on the... Read morePublished 8 days ago by Whitney
After already spending so much time on excruciatingly lengthy and agonisingly boring text, I'm absolutely not in a mood to spend any extra minutes. But this review is necessary. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Chadwick Robbert