Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, and the numerous movies inspired by it all have one thing in common: the title.
Beyond the name, Hollywood's green monster and Shelley's creation are a world apart. There are no cheap thrills in Shelley's Frankenstein, and the book has remained popular for nearly two centuries because it truly belongs with the classics.
Shelley's message is more powerful today than ever, as mankind grows closer to bringing her nightmare to reality. In a world of cloning and gene splicing, where man plays God on a daily basis, we should all take heed of the Frankenstein's lesson.
Prepare to be surprised by this novel, it is a one-of-a-kind, in style and content. Cryptic illustrations, provided by Richard Moyer, spark the imagination without spoiling the images of the mind's eye.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I read it for book club. Such a waste of time.
I have seen the horror movies concerning Frankenstein, but Mary Shelley's book, Frankenstein, surpasses every Frankenstein movie. The language and grammar are superb, and the discussion of Frankenstein creating the creature generate wonder at Shelley's scope of science, literature, and multitudes of topics. Mary Shelley started the story at 18 and completed this descriptive story two years later. Shelley brings into the narrative many allusions to other writers both past and present. I listened to an audiobook which presented an excellent reading of this journey. The story follows the narrative of Captain Robert Walton and then of Victor Frankenstein, both men present interesting views on life and death. After hearing this excellent book, I loathe reading a merely average book.
I thought I knew the story of Frankenstein. Now I know better. This was a great package and I highly recommend it to anyone. It's amazing this was written by a woman in a time when women were basically kept in the sitting room and encouraged not to think. Enjoy the book, enjoy the movie - you won't regret a minute of it.