'I saw the pale student of unhallowed arts kneeling beside the thing he had put together. I saw the hideous phantasm of a man stretched out, and then, on the working of some powerful engine, show signs of life and stir with an uneasy, half-vital motion.' A summer evening's ghost stories, lonely... show more
'I saw the pale student of unhallowed arts kneeling beside the thing he had put together. I saw the hideous phantasm of a man stretched out, and then, on the working of some powerful engine, show signs of life and stir with an uneasy, half-vital motion.' A summer evening's ghost stories, lonely insomnia in a moonlit Alpine's room, and a runaway imagination -- fired by philosophical discussions with Lord Byron and Percy Bysshe Shelley about science, galvanism, and the origins of life -- conspired to produce for Mary Shelley this haunting night specter. By morning, it had become the germ of her Romantic masterpiece, "Frankenstein." Written in 1816 when she was only 19, Mary Shelley's novel of 'The Modern Prometheus' chillingly dramatized the dangerous potential of life begotten upon a laboratory table. A frightening creation myth for our own time, "Frankenstein" remains one of the greatest horror stories ever written and is an undisputed classic of its kind.
Publish date: November 2nd 1992
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
Series: Portland House Illustrated Classics
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...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
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...