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Frankenstein - Mary Shelley, Harold Bloom
Frankenstein
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The story of Victor Frankenstein and the monstrous creature he created has held readers spellbound ever since it was published almost two centuries ago. On the surface, it is a novel of tense and steadily mounting horror; but on a more profound level, it offers searching illumination of the human... show more
The story of Victor Frankenstein and the monstrous creature he created has held readers spellbound ever since it was published almost two centuries ago. On the surface, it is a novel of tense and steadily mounting horror; but on a more profound level, it offers searching illumination of the human condition in its portrayal of a scientist who oversteps the bounds of conscience, and of a monster brought to life in an alien world, ever more desperately attempting to escape the torture of his solitude. A novel of hallucinatory intensity, Frankenstein represents one of the most striking flowerings of the Romantic imagination.   With a New Introduction by Douglas Clegg And an Afterword by Harold Bloom
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780451532244 (0451532244)
Publisher: Signet Classics
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
Series: Portland House Illustrated Classics
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Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
4.0 Fathers and Fear
It is said that Frankenstein is about the horror and despair of giving birth. Mary Shelley wrote it after a dream she had, a dream that occurred after an evening of ghosts in Geneva. It also occurred after miscarriage and a death of a child. Upon reading Mary Shelley’s diaries, one cannot help bu...
Gatta ci cova
Gatta ci cova rated it
3.5
Victor Frankenstein ha dato vita a una creatura senza nome e senza possibilità di appartenere al mondo. Per la sua creatura non ha provato amore ma raccapriccio. Non accettazione ma odio. L’ha rinnegata e costretta alla peggior solitudine. Victor Frankestein voleva essere Dio prima ancora d’essere u...
Lillelara
Lillelara rated it
3.0 Frankenstein
I have finally conquered Frankenstein. And it has been okay. There are things that I Iike about this book and there are things that I don´t like about it. The descriptions of the nature, the landscapes and the wheather are splendid and the story of the creature is heartbreaking. You cannot help but ...
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it
0.0 Halloween Book Bingo 2016: Ninth Update – Catch-Up Post and BINGOS No. 6-9
So, after having spent the past weekend and the better part of last night and today tying up half a dozen half-finished bingo reads that, naturally, hadn't shown any progress whatsoever while I was exiled on planet work overload, for the time being I'm back on track. And thus I am happy to finally ...
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality!
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality! rated it
3.0 Frankenstein
This is the first time I read the classic Frankenstein. I've seen movies and read variations. They always make the monster seem so relatable. However, after reading the original story, I find the monster to be malevolent and detestable. It wasn't his fault that Victor gave him life and made him hide...
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