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Frankenstein Complete and Unabridged
Frankenstein Complete and Unabridged
Author: Mary Shelley
Dr. Victor Frankenstein wanted to create perfection. Mixing science and alchemy, he wanted to stitch the rotting remains of the stolen dead into a living giant of superhuman strength and beauty. He almost succeeded. — The thing breathed, it moved, it opened its eyes, and at the sight, the young doctor fled into the night, shreiking with horor. Wh...  more »
ISBN: 51137
Pages: 236
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Publisher: Aerie Books Ltd.
Book Type: Paperback
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The 'unhallowed arts' of Frankenstein produce a 'filthy mass that moved and talked', but it is nevertheless a human being with normal human aspirations: 'Everywhere I see bliss, from which I alone am irrevocably excluded. I was benevolent and good, misery made me a fiend. Make me happy, and I shall again be virtuous.'
But, Frankenstein is a 'painted bird': 'Am I to be thought the only criminal, when all human kind sinned against me? I, the miserable and the abandoned, am an abortion, to be spurned at, and kicked, and trampled on.'
His reaction is : 'If I cannot inspire love, I will cause fear.'

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