Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus

Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus

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by Mary Shelley, Simon Vance
     
 

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Mary Shelley began writing Frankenstein when she was only eighteen. At once a Gothic thriller, a passionate romance, and a cautionary tale about the dangers of science, Frankenstein tells the story of committed science student Victor Frankenstein. Obsessed with discovering "the cause of generation and life" and "bestowing animation upon lifeless matter,"…  See more details below

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Mary Shelley began writing Frankenstein when she was only eighteen. At once a Gothic thriller, a passionate romance, and a cautionary tale about the dangers of science, Frankenstein tells the story of committed science student Victor Frankenstein. Obsessed with discovering "the cause of generation and life" and "bestowing animation upon lifeless matter," Frankenstein assembles a human being from stolen body parts. However, upon bringing it to life, he recoils in horror at the creature's hideousness. Tormented by isolation and loneliness, the once-innocent creature turns to evil and unleashes a campaign of murderous revenge against his creator, Frankenstein.

Frankenstein, an instant bestseller and an important ancestor of both the horror and science fiction genres, not only tells a terrifying story but also raises profound, disturbing questions about the very nature of life and the place of humankind within the cosmos: What does it mean to be human? What responsibilities do we have to each other? And how far can we go in tampering with Nature?

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781400156344
Publisher:
Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/2008
Edition description:
MP3 - Unabridged CD
Product dimensions:
5.32(w) x 7.64(h) x 0.56(d)
Age Range:
14 - 18 Years

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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

Meet the Author


Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1797–1838) was the author of the masterpiece Frankenstein, as well as a number of other works, including Valperga, The Last Man, and Faulkner.

Simon Vance has recorded over four hundred audiobooks and has earned over twenty AudioFile Earphones Awards, including for his narration of Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini. He is also the recipient of five coveted Audie Awards, including one for The King's Speech by Mark Logue and Peter Conradi, and he was named an AudioFile Best Voice of 2009.

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Frankenstein, Or, The Modern Prometheus 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 94 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This copy cuts off the text at the beginning of the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sections are unreadable, garbled text.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tragic and beautiful
Christine Perez More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
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Last room on the first hall in the East Wing of the Estate.
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I don't recommend this version
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