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.
So much better than any movie (not surprising is it?) I’m super happy I read it because there are things in there that I had no idea were going to happen.55
I thought this was a SciFi, someone lied to me.35
I was sooooo bored reading this book ugh15
This classic work is a treasure.55
i've read this book more times than i can count and am always going back and reading individual chapters to highlight and note things. this is a brilliant book, if your english class doesn't do it justice then its a shame!55
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