An Apple Books Classic edition.
Mary Shelley was just 18 when she had a nightmare vision: “I saw the pale student of unhallowed arts kneeling beside the thing he had put together. I saw the hideous phantasm of a man stretched out, and then, on the working of some powerful engine, show signs of life.”
Despite her lack of writing experience, Shelley converted her dream into what is often referred to as the world’s first horror novel, a timeless tale of science gone bad. Frankenstein follows the story of Swiss scientist Victor Frankenstein, who manages to animate a hulking creature referred to as a “monster,” “wretch,” or “fiend.” Shelley’s 1818 classic has become one of the most frequently taught works of fiction, a cultural touchstone for conversations about the dark side of innovation. (Made-up words like Frankenscience andFrankenfood have become shorthand for the products of technological tampering.) More than 200 years after it was published, this novel remains a thought-provoking read that explores timely themes like creators’ responsibilities for the unintended consequences of their inventions.
Maybe the popularized version of Frankenstein was too over-done; regardless, this original version is way better. There are a few long winded moments, where certain feelings and scenes are reiterated; but for the most part, great description and imagery.55
This is not the movie version by any means. I think much better than any movie I have seen of this monster. The struggles between man and monster were riveting. This classic is very much worth the read. It will keep you wanting to purse more to find out what will happen next.55
Had I known what a remarkable story this was I would have read it years ago! Amazing! A great literary work.55
As a fan of the classics this book will no doubt satiate the endeavors of my fellow bibliophiles; Mary Shelly portrays both the reality and fantasy of her fictitious horror in beautiful detail only possible in the medium of the written word.55
A book everyone should read before they die.55
What marvelous book! The creature that Frankenstein gave life makes us reflect a lot along our reading. It’s very worth to read!!!55
But, I don’t need say “said he.”35
I hate reading so the fact that I was able to stay attentive all the way through the book was amazing. I loved the plot and feel the book was overall great!45
I’ve not read the original version of this book, only adaptations by other authors. But, considering that in these adaptations, most of which were written with kids in mind, are usually pretty faithful to the source material, meaning that they’re simply supposed to tell the story the way it was originally written while doing it in a way that modern readers can understand, I can guarantee you that I got the gist of the story just as much as I would have if I had read an original publication that featured Mary Shelley’s story, word for word. Frankenstein is a wonderful story, horrifying, sad, romantic, and thought-provoking! If any book could make scientists think twice about playing God, this fiendish and heartbreaking horror classic would have to be the one! For all of the reviewers who claim that no film version compares, I disagree. Even though I love the original 1932 horror classic that made Boris Karloff a household name in horror, it’s absolutely true that it’s not faithful to the book, regardless of the fact that it contains the same moral. However, I grew up in the 90s, and when I saw the movie Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein advertised, I was excited because it looked like a film version that would be very faithful to Shelley’s classic story. And when I watched it, I was pleasantly surprised to find that it was! With the exception of the film’s chilling climax, this powerful, literate shocker came the closest to the source material of any movie I’ve ever seen! If you’re a fan of sci-fi horror who enjoys classic literature, read this book! If you’re looking for a faithful film adaptation that is truly a great movie, see Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein! Both are amazing!55
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