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Frankenstein - Mary Shelley
Frankenstein
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'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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780192834874 (0192834878)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Pages no: 264
Edition language: English
Series: Portland House Illustrated Classics
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Wortmagieblog
Wortmagieblog rated it
4.0 Er ging Zigarettenholen
„Frankenstein“ (Untertitel: „The Modern Prometheus“) von Mary Shelley ist meiner Meinung nach Pflichtlektüre, interessiert man sich für Fantastik- und Science-Fiction-Literatur. 1818 anonym erstveröffentlicht, entwickelte es sich zu Shelleys bekanntestem Werk, das die Pop-Kultur wie kein zweites prä...
Booky
Booky rated it
4.0 Frankenstein
"I am malicious because I am miserable; am I not shunned and hated by all of mankind? You, my creator, would tear me to pieces, and triumph; remember that, and tell me why I should pity man more than he pities me?"😢
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 ...
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