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Frankenstein

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1797-1851)

1. 01 - Dedication and Preface
2. 02 - Vol. I, Letter I
3. 03 - Vol. I, Letter II
4. 04 - Vol. I, Letter III
5. 05 - Vol. I, Letter IV
6. 06 - Vol. I, Chapter I
7. 07 - Vol. I, Chapter II
8. 08 - Vol. I, Chapter III
9. 09 - Vol. I, Chapter IV
10. 10 - Vol. I, Chapter V
11. 11 - Vol. I, Chapter VI
12. 12 - Vol. I, Chapter VII
13. 13 - Vol. II, Chapter I
14. 14 - Vol. II, Chapter II
15. 15 - Vol. II, Chapter III
16. 16 - Vol. II, Chapter IV
17. 17 - Vol. II, Chapter V
18. 18 - Vol. II, Chapter VI
19. 19 - Vol. II, Chapter VII
20. 20 - Vol. II, Chapter VIII
21. 21 - Vol. II, Chapter IX
22. 22 - Vol. III, Chapter I
23. 23 - Vol. III, Chapter II
24. 24 - Vol. III, Chapter III
25. 25 - Vol. III, Chapter IV
26. 26 - Vol. III, Chapter V
27. 27 - Vol. III, Chapter VI
28. 28 - Vol. III, Chapter VII
29. 29 - Vol. III, Letters

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Summary

A precursor to gothic literature and science fiction genres, Frankenstein is a novel fuming with imagination as it depicts a well known horror story. Shelly’s gothic fiction is written in epistolary form as a means of correspondence between the failed writer Robert Walton and his sister, while he is away on a dangerous expedition in search of fame. Some major themes explored in the gothic classic are the fallibility of ambition and knowledge, revenge, prejudice, isolation, and the imperfections of society. The novel begins with the introduction of Captain Robert Walton, who is on a ship bound for the North Pole in search of scientific progress and knowledge. During his voyage, he and his crew come across a man nearly frozen and in frail condition. Taking the man onboard and nurturing him back to health, Walton is finally acquainted with Victor Frankenstein. Frankenstein sees the same ambition within Walton that he too possessed and which is the reason for his current troubled state. Hence he decides to recount his life and share the miserable events leading him to his present isolated circumstance. Walton listens and records Frankenstein’s account which begins with his childhood in his family home in Geneva. Even as a young child, Frankenstein was encouraged by his parents to seek out the truth about the world, and use science as his instrument. It is this passion for knowledge that prompts him to conduct experiments in order to recreate life from lifeless matter. However, the result is not the ideal being the scientist had initially expected, and instead produces an eight foot tall creature with yellow eyes and visible muscle tissue. Repulsed by his creation, Frankenstein tries to steer clear of the monster, but only ignites the monster’s anger as it goes into a revenge spree taunting his creator. A chilling tale of murderous mayhem follows which is guaranteed to give goose bumps. Though many are familiar with Frankenstein through countless adaptations, most are unaware of the original depiction which can only be witnessed in the classic novel. Far from a simple horror story meant to scare and entertain, Frankenstein is a timeless classic which evokes vital questions about human nature and centers on important issues targeting human curiosity and the dangers of science.

Reviews

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- Really well read...

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Mitch

- Wow

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Mymy

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Riye kim

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Mike

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Roberth

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