Frankenstein Author:Mary Shelley Many readers, familiar with the Hollywood movies of Frankenstein, and opening the book for the first time, may be surprised not to find themselves transported at once to a remote castle, complete with galvanic flashes and the inarticulate grunts of Boris Karloff. Instead, they are bound for the North Pole with an ardent explorer, Robert Walton.
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The theme of rejection by society of a man who then turns on society is course a common one in twentieth century fiction. The appeal of the idea of a man;s creating monstrous life is vouched for by the many books and movies on this theme.