Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus

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The story of Victor Frankenstein, a young scientist who creates a hideous, sapient creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment. Frankenstein is written in the form of a frame story that starts with Captain Robert Walton writing letters to his sister. It takes place at an unspecified time in the 18th century, as the letters' dates are given as "17—". In the story following the letters by Walton, the reader finds that Victor Frankenstein creates a monster that brings tragedy to his life. Frankenstein is infused with elements of the Gothic novel and the Romantic movement. It is also an early example of science fiction. This edition features an introduction and preface by the author, Mary W. Shelley, as well as annotations in the form of an afterword by Lucy Madox Rossetti.
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published on June 1, 1993 by Abdo Pub Co
ISBN-10: 0866119817
ISBN-13: 9780866119818
5 Book Reviews
  • ganywebyjypodo
    ganywebyjypodoalmost 4 years
    A lesson that is mostly being told in the story is to never to abandon your friend or creation. For example , it is that since in the story Frankenstein says some thing like,"i was abandoned like a new born baby." Also since Victor is so scared that he leaves Frankenstein. Since Frankenstein got abandoned he trys to get revenge on Victor by murdering his family and friends. And Frankenstein succesfully kills them except his main target Victor. Victor later then dies and then Frankenstein disappears forever. In addition Frankenstein never had to get revenge on Victors mom or dad. I would rate this book 9 out of 10 and I would rate the illustrations 10 out of 10. I would rate the book 9 out of 10 since the story is very interesting and I would recommend this book if you like mysteries and adventure. One unawssured question I would like to ask is why was on of the familys poor and how did they get poor?
    • grindtime
      grindtimeover 6 years55 stars
      I had to read this for a school assignment, and I didn't really know what to expect. the book is kinda hard to read because of the literature used, but if youre able to decipher it and understand the book, it really is amazing and has a great message. Mary Shelley did a great job with this book because she did her research and used other works here and there throughout the novel. If you really don't have anything to read and you want to know about the real story of "Frankenstein", then I suggest reading this book. youll get something good out of it.
      • willbur
        willburabout 7 years44 stars
        a man goes insane and tries to make a new man with dead people parts and exceeds to create a new living person
        • goomba20
          goomba20about 8 years55 stars
          Great book!!! Finished about a week ago!
          • slappy191
            slappy191about 8 years44 stars
            Not The Best Version Of The Story, But Still Beats The VANGHOUL Series