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ISBN: 0553212478 / ISBN-13: 9780553212471

Frankenstein

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Victor Frankenstein, a gifted medical student, has discovered the secret of bringing dead matter to life. Gathering materials from graveyards and ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.715
FanOfTimeLifeBooks

An Obsession Gone Awry

by FanOfTimeLifeBooks on Nov 26, 2011

Frankenstein is one of the great classics of horror literature. Wanting to overcome death and disease, Victor Frankenstein seeks to create life. In the process he builds a monster from graveyards and slaughter houses. The monster comes to life and wants to be loved. However, the monster's unpleasant ... More

Michael M

Great Book

by Michael M on Jun 30, 2011

Never read Frankenstein before only saw the various movies that were produced. I found the book more insightful and the story better told. More

Louise

The Modern Prometheus

by Louise on Apr 17, 2011

Once this story starts rolling, it is very difficult to put down. The story is woven in such a way that you become absorbed in the narrative. I had seen the movies but the only one that comes close is the Kenneth Branaugh Version with Robert deNiro playing the Monster. But the book is definately better ... More

Maggy
by Maggy on Feb 15, 2010

This novel, supposedly written during a drug party with the poets Byron and Shelley, after Mary Shelley suffered a miscarriage, is a narrative. There is something inherently terrifying about hearing the stories of Frankenstein and his monster, passionately written as a journal found by a sailor. And ... More

Ellyb

A must-read

by Ellyb on Nov 13, 2009

Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" rightly has a place in the pantheon of classic literature. Equally horrifying and profoundly saddening, the story of Victor Frankenstein and the creature whom he abandons has stood (and will continue to stand) as a grim indictment of society's creation of its own monsters ... More

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