Frankenstein: The Deluxe eBook Edition [NOOK Book]

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This deluxe ebook package features Mary Shelley’s classic gothic novel plus an extended excerpt of award winning author Kenneth Oppel’s thrilling prequel, This Dark Endeavor!

What happens when an obsession defies your control?

Victor Frankenstein has long sought the answer to creating new life. When he finally achieves his goal, he’s horrified by the results and abandons ...
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Overview

This deluxe ebook package features Mary Shelley’s classic gothic novel plus an extended excerpt of award winning author Kenneth Oppel’s thrilling prequel, This Dark Endeavor!

What happens when an obsession defies your control?

Victor Frankenstein has long sought the answer to creating new life. When he finally achieves his goal, he’s horrified by the results and abandons his creation, ready to forget what he’s done. But when tragedy befalls his family, Victor returns home to discover his creation is hiding nearby. To save his family from further despair, Frankenstein’s creature asks him to do the one thing he swore he never would do again.

Mary Shelley’s novel explores with chilling dimensions the questions that reside at our core. What is the fabric of life and the soul? Where are the limits of our imagination? Can man’s reach shatter the boundaries between science, nature and God?
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781442450219
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
  • Publication date: 9/6/2011
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 422
  • Sales rank: 366,110
  • Age range: 12 years
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Mary Shelley (1797-1851) was born to well-known parents: author and feminist Mary Wollstonecraft and philosopher William Godwin.Unfortunately, Wollstonecraft died as the result of Mary's birth. Mary was raised by her father and a much resented stepmother. When Mary was sixteen, she met the young poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, a devotee of her father's teachings. In 1816, the two of them travelled to Geneva to stay with Lord Byron. One evening, while they shared ghost stories, Lord Byron proposed that they each write a ghost story of their own. Frankenstein was Shelley’s contribution.

Other works include Mathilda, The Last Man, and The Fortunes of Perkin Warbeck. Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley died in 1851 at the age of fifty-three.
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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 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!

    4 out of 6 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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  • 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 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 31, 2011

    Me Amazing

    Nothing more to say...

    2 out of 7 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 October 1, 2014

    To Star

    Two months later, Star notices. No, Demi ain't part of Ethereal. She's only been here this long without you detecting. Good job.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2014

    TO HOPE/HIKEN

    So please dpn't RP Hiken....She's taken. IS

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted September 14, 2014

    To arkit

    I respondd. ~ivyit.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted September 3, 2014

    Poopkit

    Comes in and poops on the floor.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2014

    Puffykit

    She pads in, mewling. Her eyes aren't opened yet and she looks hungry.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2014

    Wonderful Book

    &#9475

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