Frankenstein Author:Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley At once a Gothic thriller, a passionate romance, and a cautionary tale about the dangers of science, Frankenstein tells the story of science student Victor Frankenstein, who is obsessed with ?bestowing animation upon lifeless matter.? Frankenstein assembles a human being from stolen body parts; but upon bringing it to life, he recoils in horror ... more »at the creature?s hideousness. Tormented by loneliness, the creature unleashes a campaign of murderous revenge against his creator.
Frankenstein, an instant best-seller and an important ancestor of both the horror and science-
fiction genres, not only tells a terrifying story, but also raises profound questions about the
nature of life and the place of humankind within the cosmos. In our age, filled with news of organ donation, genetic engineering, and bio-terrorism, these questions are more relevant than ever.
Karen Karbiener received a Ph.D. from Columbia University, and currently teaches literature at
I am a literature major and I have read, analyzed and studied this book and also taught it! I love it. This book is packed full of themes and ideas and a very insightful look at human nature. This is not an easy read but instead one meant to be studied, savored and enjoyed. Highly Recommended!!!!
I am saddened that the movies missed much of the story of Frankenstein. Turning this classic into a generic mindless monster. The horror is in the anatomy project that creates life and in the thoughts that surround who is responsible for a being when it is created or born.