Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus [NOOK Book]

Overview

Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is a novel written by British author Mary Shelley about eccentric scientist Victor Frankenstein, who creates a grotesque creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment.
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Overview

Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is a novel written by British author Mary Shelley about eccentric scientist Victor Frankenstein, who creates a grotesque creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment.
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"Simon Vance's regal English accent provides the perfect tone for this early-nineteenth-century moral exploration of mankind's use of knowledge." —-AudioFile
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781304363442
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • Publication date: 11/20/2013
  • Sold by: LULU PRESS
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 509,406
  • File size: 537 KB

Meet the Author


The daughter of Mary Wollstonecraft, the ardent feminist and author of A Vindication on the Right of Women, and William Goodwin, the radical-anarchist philosopher and author of Lives of the Necromancers, Mary Goodwin was born into a free-thinking, revolutionary household in London on August 30, 1797. Educated mainly by her intellectual surroundings, she had little formal schooling, and at age sixteen, she eloped with the young poet Percy Bysshe Shelly; they eventually married in 1816.Mary Shelly's life had many tragic elements: her mother died giving birth to Mary; her half-sister committed suicide; Percy's wife Harriet Shelly drowned herself and her unborn child after he ran off with Mary; William Goodwin disowned Mary and Shelly after the elopement but, heavily in debt, recanted and came to them for money; Mary's first child died soon after its birth; and in 1822 Percy Shelly drowned in the Gulf of La Spezia—Mary was not quite twenty-five then.Mary did not begin to write seriously until the summer of 1816, when she and Shelly were living in Switzerland, neighbors to Lord Byron. One night following a contest to compose ghost stories, Mary conceived her masterpiece, Frankenstein. After her husband's death, she continued to write, publishing Valperga, The Last Man, Ladore, and Faulkner between 1823 and 1837, in addition to editing Percy's works. In 1838 she began to work on his biography, but due to poor health she completed only a fragment. Simon Vance, a former BBC Radio presenter and newsreader, is a full-time actor who has appeared on both stage and television. He has recorded over four hundred audiobooks and has earned over twenty Earphones Awards from AudioFile magazine, including one for his narration of Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini. A twelve-time Audie finalist, Simon has won Audie Awards for The King's Speech by Mark Logue and Peter Conradi, The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens, Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, Market Forces by Richard K. Morgan, and The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff. Winner of the 2008 Booklist Voice of Choice Award, Simon has also been named an AudioFile Golden Voice as well as an AudioFile Best Voice of 2009.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2011

    Bad copy

    This copy cuts off the text at the beginning of the book.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2011

    Unreadable

    Sections are unreadable, garbled text.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2012

    extremely accurate, but lacking introduction

    I bought is book for a university class, but was disappointed that it did not have the introduction that we spent a solid day discussing. otherwise, the book is great.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2011

    Best copy on B&N and great story

    I wanted to get this for my nook and this turned out to be the best copy on here I could find and at a great price.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 5, 2011

    a great read but with typos

    frankenstein is one of the best classics ever! this free version was pretty except that it hadmany typos, but you can still get thr full meaning of the story, this version comes with another story called the ghost seeker

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2013

    Garbled text

    I don't recommend this version

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2013

    Best one yet

    If you are looking to read Frankenstein for free on your Nook, this is the one to get. While there are a few random characters in the text, this version is by far the easiest to read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2012

    Ashley

    Starts to unhutton ur shirt .kisdes u.

    1 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2012

    Emma

    Who r u godess?

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2012

    Ashley to promethous

    I love u

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2012

    Ashley

    Yes master we have a problem

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2012

    Prometheus

    Picks u up and throws u back to rue result one.

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2011

    Classic

    Tragic and beautiful

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2009

    Before the rewrite.

    This edition is very close to the 1818 original. Mary Shelley gave Victor Frankenstein a break in the 1831 rewrite. In this version Victor, and by implication you and me, is clearly responsible for his actions. The failure of the 1831 edition was to allow Victor off the hook. History has been gentle on Victor Frankenstein. Read this book and decide who is the monster.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2014

    I do not compute.

    Error. Error.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2012

    Piece of crap

    I read the first chapter, I hooked my nook

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2012

    To Prometheus

    You want to kill me for telling you you misspelled your name? Sheesh... *disappears*

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2012

    Ashley

    Yes

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2012

    Ashley

    U dint love me .stattd to crym

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2012

    Wow

    My brother was reading this for school and i looked at like what really but this was a great book

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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