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Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus

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Overview

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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781605013893
  • Publisher: MobileReference
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Series: Mobi Classics
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 659,276
  • File size: 344 KB

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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Customer Reviews

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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 October 22, 2014

    4th Cohort Barracks

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2014

    Mythic

    She grumbles.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2014

    Mythic's Room.

    Last room on the first hall in the East Wing of the Estate.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2014

    Exceed fawn

    What do ya want

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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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