Frankenstein

About the Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Mary Shelley n e Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, often known as Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley was a British novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, travel writer, and editor of the works of her husband, Romantic poet and philosopher Percy Bysshe Shelley She was the daughter of the political philosopher William Godwin and the writer, philosopher, and feminist Mary Wollstonecraft Mary Shelley n e Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, often known as Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley was a British novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, travel writer, and editor of the works of her husband, Romantic poet and philosopher Percy Bysshe Shelley She was the daughter of the political philosopher William Godwin and the writer, philosopher, and feminist Mary Wollstonecraft.Mary Shelley was taken seriously as a writer in her own lifetime, though reviewers often missed the political edge to her novels After her death, however, she was chiefly remembered only as the wife of Percy Bysshe Shelley and as the author of Frankenstein It was not until 1989, when Emily Sunstein published her prizewinning biography Mary Shelley Romance and Reality, that a full length scholarly biography analyzing all of Shelley s letters, journals, and works within their historical context was published.The well meaning attempts of Mary Shelley s son and daughter in law to Victorianise her memory through the censoring of letters and biographical material contributed to a perception of Mary Shelley as aconventional, less reformist figure than her works suggest Her own timid omissions from Percy Shelley s works and her quiet avoidance of public controversy in the later years of her life added to this impression The eclipse of Mary Shelley s reputation as a novelist and biographer meant that, until the last thirty years, most of her works remained out of print, obstructing a larger view of her achievement She was seen as a one novel author, if that In recent decades, however, the republication of almost all her writings has stimulated a new recognition of its value Her voracious reading habits and intensive study, revealed in her journals and letters and reflected in her works, is now better appreciated Shelley s recognition of herself as an author has also been recognized after Percy s death, she wrote about her authorial ambitions I think that I can maintain myself, and there is something inspiriting in the idea Scholars now consider Mary Shelley to be a major Romantic figure, significant for her literary achievement and her political voice as a woman and a liberal


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  • 288 pages
  • Frankenstein
  • Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
  • 08 October 2017
  • 0143131842

Frankenstein 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 But 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 How Far Can We Go In Tampering With Nature In Our Age, Filled With News Of Organ Donation Genetic Engineering, And Bio Terrorism, These Questions Are Relevant Than Ever.

10 thoughts on “Frankenstein

  1. Hannah says:

    No stars That s right Zero, zip nada.It s been almost 30 years since I ve detested a book this much I didn t think anything could be worse then Kafka s The Metamorphosis Seems I m never too old to be wrong This time, I don t have the excuse that I was forced to read this for high school lit class Oh no, this time I read this of my own volition and for fun Yeah, fun Kinda like sticking bamboo shoots between my fingernails type of fun Watching paint dry fun Going to an Air Supply conce No stars That s right Zero, zip nada.It s been almost 30...

  2. Stephen says:

    My apologies, but this review is going to be a bit frantic due to my brain being so oxygen starved by the novel s breath stealing gorgeousness that I m feeling a bit light headed So please forgive the random thoughts.First Mary Shelley I love you Second Dear Hollywood you lying dung pile of literature savaging, no talent hacks you got this all wrong Please learn to read and get yourself a copy of the source material before you FUBAR it again Third My heart shattered for the monster an My apologies, but this review is going to be a bit frantic due to my brain being so oxygen starved by the novel s breath stealing gorgeousness that I m feeling a bit light headed So please forgive the random thoughts.First Mary Shelley I love you Second Dear Hollywood you lying dung pile of literature savaging, no talent hacks you got this all wrong Please learn to read and get yourself a copy of the source material before you FUBAR it again Third My heart shattered for the monster and I haven t felt this strong a desire to hug it out, bitch since reading Grendel and Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter The wretch is so well drawn and powerfully portrayed that he form the emotional ligament for the entire story He is among the finest creations the written form has to offer Fourth As surprised as I am to be saying this, this novel has ousted Dracula as my all time favorite of the c...

  3. Emily May says:

    I have love in me the likes of which you can scarcely imagine and rage the likes of which you would not believe If I cannot satisfy the one, I will indulge the otherI was walking along earlier today with Jacquie and discussing the important things like, you know books And the subject of our top favourite books of all time came up Oddly enough, two of our top three were the same Wuthering Heights and Crime and Punishment Then Jacquie said her third was a book that I hadn t thoughtI have love in me the likes of which you can scarcely imagine and rage the likes of which you would not believe If I cannot satisfy the one, I will indulge the otherI was walking along earlier today with Jacquie and discussing the important things like, you know books And the subject of our top favourite books of all time came up Oddly enough, two of our top three were the same Wuthering Heights and Crime and Punishment Then Jacquie said her third was a book that I hadn t thought about in a very long time That book was Frankenstein It hit me like a shot of good literature I had forgotten all about this classic that had so affected me, made me think and completely torn my heart out multiple times Frankenstein I said I must go review that right now.You see, though, the best and worst thing about this novel is how distorted it has become by constant movie adaptations and misinformed ideas about the nature of Franke...

  4. Anne says:

    So.I finished it.Warning If you are a fan of classic literature and or are utterly devoid of a sense of humor, stop reading this review right now I ve always wondered what the real Frankenstein story was likeand now I know.Sadly, sometimes the fantasy is better than the reality.And the reality is, this book is a big steaming pile of poo.It s an old timey horror story, right Not so much.I mean, I wasn t expecting it to actually be scary, but I thought it might be slightly creepy Unfortunatel So.I finished it.Warning If you are a fan of classic literature and or are utterly devoid of a sense of humor, stop reading this review right now I ve always wondered what the real Frankenstein story was likeand now I know.Sadly, sometimes the fantasy is better than the reality.And the reality is, this book is a big steaming pile of poo.It s an old timey horror story, right Not so much.I mean, I wasn t expecting it to actually be scary, but I thought it might be slightly creepy Unfortunately, the only horror in the story centered around me having to keep turning the pages.Unless Beware mortal You will DIE of boredom Oooga Booga Booga Yep Truly frightening.It starts like this An upper crust guy sails off to the...

  5. Bill Kerwin says:

    It s been fifty years since I had read Frankenstein, and, now after a recent second reading I am pleased to know that the pleasures of that first reading have been revived Once again just as it was in my teens I was thrilled by the first glimpse of the immense figure of the monster, driving his sled across the arctic ice, and marveled at the artful use of narrative frames within frame, each subsequent frame leading us closer to the heart of the novel, until we hear the alienated yet articulat It s been fifty years since I had read Frankenstein, and, now after a recent second reading I am pleased to know that the pleasures of that first reading have been revived Once again just as it was in my teens I was thrilled by the first glimpse of the immense figure of the monster, driving his sled across the arctic ice, and marveled at the artful use of narrative frames within frame, each subsequent frame leading us closer to the heart of the novel, until we hear the alienated yet articulate voice of the creature himself In addition, I admired the equally artful way the novel moves backward through the same frames until we again reach the arctic landscape which is t...

  6. Hailey (HaileyinBookland) says:

    This was awesome I listened to an audiobook on YouTube as it is under the public domain You can find it here It was great The narrator did a great job of building the atmosphere and excitement in the story I always love reading the original stories behind some very iconic pop culture figures Frankenstein is obviously incredibly popular It was great to read and do a little bit of a personal independent study on major nerd here The perfect Hall This was awesome I listened to an audio...

  7. Bookdragon Sean says:

    My food is not that of man I do not destroy the lamb and the kid, to glut my appetite acorns and berries afford me sufficient nourishment My companion will be of the same nature as myself, and will be content with the same fare We shall make our bed of dried leaves the sun will shine on us as on man, and will ripen our food The picture I present to you is peaceful and humanThe Creature s diet is unmistakably vegetarian Vegetarianism becomes a way for the creature to renounce his creaMy food is not that of man I do not destroy the lamb and the kid, to glut my appetite acorns and berries afford me sufficient nourishment My companion will be of the same nature as myself, and will be content with the same fare We shall make our bed of dried leaves the sun will shine on us as on man, and will ripen our food The picture I p...

  8. Raeleen Lemay says:

    This was such a nice surprise I ve been meaning to read this book for AGES, and I ve built it up in my head as this super dry, boring book, but boy was I ever wrong This book is juuuust about 200 years old, yet it feels incredibly timeless,than many other classics I ve read It was so interesting, and the character of Frankenstein s monster was so tragic and he can speak I didn t see that coming thanks to Hollywood ruining the image of Frankenstein that there just wasn t time to be This was such a nice surprise I ve been meaning to read this book for AGES, and I ve built it up in my head as this super dry, boring book, but boy was I ever wrong This book is juuuust about 200 years old, yet it feels incredibly timeless,than many other classics I ve read It was so interesting, and the character of Frankenstein s monster was so tragic and he can speak I didn t see that coming thanks to Hollywood...

  9. Warwick says:

    I have a favourite Kate Beaton strip framed up in our book roomFull size image here Mary was what eighteen years old when she went on this famous holiday to Lake Geneva with Percy Bysshe Shelley and Byron and Byron s physician She was calling herself Mrs Shelley , though they had not yet married Percy was still married to someone else.The surroundings were familiar The last time Mary and Percy had come to Switzerland had been during their elopement a couple of years earlier, acco...

  10. Hannah Greendale says:

    Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend A sorrowful tale of lost love and self loathing conveyed with divine prose.