Frankenstein or, The Modern Prometheus

The 1818 Text in Three Volumes

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This is the story of young Victor Frankenstein, who longed to seek out the answers to life and death. Day and night he worked to create something that the world had never seen. But he did not know that one day his efforts would destroy him and everyt
Primero, pensaba conocer la historia, pero no! Claro que lo del doctor Victor Frankenstein que creó la criatura (la palabra “monstruo” no me convence para nada) lo sabía; sin embargo hay muchos aspectos que no conocía, por ejemplo lo complejo que es...Continua
Wrote 6/28/19
Amazing, Good, Unexpected
After light exposure to movies of Frankenstein, I was amazed to read this original story, written by Mary Shelley. It’s nothing like the story promoted by movies. This is a deep book, focused on the transformation of an innocent man into a vengeful m...Continua
The King
Wrote 9/4/16
I was really exciting to start this book but I can't say to have enjoyed if not for 30/40 pages at half way. I consider it a well written book, but, in my opinion, too often is given priority to the 'poetry' rather than the actual story. It is a book...Continua
Manu Vitt
Wrote 3/24/16

Come tutti i grandi classici di rispetto, un ottimo libro, avvincente, appassionante, che smonta da sè lo stereotipo cinematografico.

Great read.
Some only knew Frankenstein through novel as others know it through movies but if you'll be reading the original novel by Mary Shelley as I have read it before you;ll be astounded on its story with how Frankenstein evolve gothically and its story lin...Continua

Wrote Mar 25, 2013, 13:57
'What do you mean? What do you demand of your captain? Are you, then, so easily turned from your design? Did you not call this a glorious expedition? And wherefore was it glorious? Not because the way was smooth and placid as a southern sea, but beca...Continua
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Wrote Mar 25, 2013, 13:44
'[...] Even where the affections are not strongly moved by any superior excellence, the companions of our childhood always possess a certain power over our minds which hardly any later friend can obtain. They know our infantine dispositions, which, h...Continua
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Wrote Mar 25, 2013, 13:39
'When younger,' said he, 'I believed myself destined for some great enterprize. My feelings are profound, but I possessed a coolness of judgement that fitted me for illustrious achievements. This sentiment of the worth of my nature supported me when...Continua
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Wrote Mar 23, 2013, 10:27
'[...] You can blast my other passions, but revenge remains - revenge, henceforth dearer than light or food! I may die, but first you, my tyrant and tormentor, shall curse the sun that gazes on your misery. Beware, for I am fearless and therefore pow...Continua
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Wrote Mar 21, 2013, 23:20
What I ask of you is reasonable and moderate; I demand a creature of another sex, but as hideous as myself; the gratification is small, but it is all that I can receive, and it shall content me. It is true, we shall be monsters, cut off from all the...Continua
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