Frankenstein [NOOK Book]

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The classic by Mary Shelley.
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Overview

The classic by Mary Shelley.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012898869
  • Publisher: Classic Thrillers
  • Publication date: 6/25/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 225
  • File size: 162 KB

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  • Posted October 30, 2011

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    Oxford Classic Edition is the Best Edition of Frankenstein

    This is a reprint of the original text. It is considerably different from other versions, and the sections that were altered in later editions are included in appendices for the reader's use or curiosity. The Oxford edition, like their other classics, offers many notes on the text, additional resources, a chronology of the author's life, and many explanatory notes that help the reader move right along in the text. I highly recommend this version for schools. I used this in a college class and made a much more efficient use of my time because the legwork that the editors have done to provide comments and notes saved me from having to discover allusions or references for myself or skip them altogether.

    It's a great story. If you chose to look more closely, this book raises a lot of questions about human interests at their core. The book, although almost two centuries old, raises questions that are still relevant today - some of which still have no definite answer.

    29 out of 29 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2011

    Terrible copy!

    With missing passages and characters in place of letters, this version is a ghastly abomination of Shelley's masterpiece, and more than challenging to read. There are better copies out there!

    9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2002

    Not for the weak of intellect.

    The writing style is dated and can be challenging. Once I let the story grab me though, I found a story I only thought I knew. Not a "horror" story by todays standards, but a thought provoking story of science for science sake.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2011

    This copy is CRAP!!

    Don't get this copy!! There is gibberish all over the place from Google that, in my opinion, is too distracting to be overlooked. I haven't even read the book yet and just deleted my copy from my nook in search for a better version!

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 7, 2012

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    Should I review a classic? Really, what's the point? This book i

    Should I review a classic? Really, what's the point? This book is historic and mandatory reading for many high schools and a true insight into the European era it was written (1818). Language, thoughts, opinions, attitudes, social classes, locations - it's all there. It's like a time machine and that aspect of the book is fasinating. Then there's the classic elements...
    This is true gothic horror. It's not blood and guts and "shoot'em up" that is all too necessary to hold an audiences' attention in today's world. "Frankenstein" is psychological terror in the same vein as "what's hiding around the corner." We follow Victor's inner thoughts and paranoia as he sinks deeper and deeper into depression, fear and finally resolve that he must kill the monster he created or die trying.
    As someone who was an avid reader in high school - but not the mandatory assignments, (my personal classics are more modern works) - it is quite a few years after my graduation. I picked up "Frankenstein" because it is my son's mandatory summer reader. Once I started, I couldn't put it down.
    But again - reviewing a classic? Okay - some may find this a lame excuse, but I only rated it 4 out of 5 stars because of my upbringing in the modern "shoot'em up" world. The meanings were all there for me - man vs God, man vs woman, etc... But there were too many coincidences within the story that made me shake my head in disbelief. Europe is a continent and not someone's neighborhood where even then it would be difficult to find someone hiding from you. But if you can shut down your reasoning and throw disbelief to the howling wind, "Frankenstein" has the fear factor to keep you awake and wondering at night who or what could be lurking around your neighborhood.
    One final note: For any high schooler thinking about skipping this mandatory reading assignment and watching the movie instead, just plan on testing for a GED after you wise up. The Boris Karloff version sticks to the book about as closely as the Abbott and Costello film. In fact, check out Gene Wilder in "Young Frankenstein" and write your report on that one. At least your teacher will have a few laughs grading your paper!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 31, 2011

    Me Amazing

    Nothing more to say...

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    A Worthwile Classic

    While this specific downloadable edition of Frankenstien I do not suggest (it lacks many important things such as discernable chapters and has the Google logo sprinkled throught in the most inconvienent places). Mary Shelly's Frankenstien is one of the few "classic" novels worth such an esteemed title, telling the tale of an unloved outcast and how a lack of compassion can turn a blank slate of a person into a vengeful monster.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2000

    My personal favorite

    Frankenstein is the simple best book ever written (in my opinion). It relates to various sides of our lives, it is philosophical and exciting to read. It should be a must read for humanity because it teaches important lessons for life. It is very deep and emotional. Please do not think of any horror pictures that misinterpret the book, and thus mislead you.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2000

    A Classic Tragedy

    When I first started reading this book I did not know what to expect. I found myself surprised at the differences between the book and the movie versions I had seen. It is a very well written book and I really liked how Mary Shelly developed the character of the frankenstien monster as an intelligent and lonely creature. The book had a much deeper message than I expected. I was expecting to read just another horror story and found myself stumbling upon a masterpiece.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 1999

    understanding the feelings of a mother:mary shelley in frankestein

    we all know frankestein as the monster.in this book you understand the feelings of mother who has the heartbreak of his dead child, how she was disappointed,how hard she tried to give birth to his child who left the world she was living in.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2014

    Leaves one feeling unhappy

    Written well, but just a very depressing book. I always have to finish a book, so I forced myself to read as much of it as i could so that i could get it over with and stop feeling down from it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2013

    Frankenstine

    The version is exactly what I was looking for but it say digitized by google every other page

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2013

    Don't read this thinking it is a "Horror" story, that

    Don't read this thinking it is a "Horror" story, that is something Hollywood turned it into. The movies are nothing like the book. The creature can learn, talk, and empathize unlike the blundering creature in the movies. If your expecting anything like the movie skip this if you want to know what the films have defiled (with the exception of the 1994 version which is as close as they get) give this a read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2013

    wtf

    How many people like this book like 1841 thats a lot of.oh my friend said she hates

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2012

    Not the 1818 edition

    I was looking for an electronic 1818 edition and this is not it. Easy way to tell is in Chapter 3. If Elizabeth's illness is severe and she is in the greatest danger then it's the 1831 revised edition. In the 1818 edition the reference is in Chapter 2 and it is NOT severe and she quickly recovers. I really wanted an electronic version of the earlier edition and this is not it. Buyer Beware.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2012

    Nat

    Lol ^_^

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2012

    Krunk

    *shrugs* nothing much

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2012

    This is not the 1818 edition it claims to be!

    Elizabeth is Victor's first cousin in the original. This has the rewrite, where she becomes an orphan girl. I have no problem with the 1831 text, but this claims to be the 1818 one and isn't. So what I thought I bought is not what I got.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2012

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    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2011

    Excellent! Beautifully written! Not like the film!

    I had to read this book for my book club. I wasn't looking foward to it since I'm not a "horror" fan. It's NOT a horror book. The films take creative liberties that don't have a lot to do with the film. It is beautifully written and worth the read. Ignore what you've seen on film and you won't be disappointed!

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