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Frankenstein (Puffin Classics)
Frankenstein - Puffin Classics
Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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 everything he had. Chris Mould's unique style brings Mary Shelley's classic story dramatically to life...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780140367126
ISBN-10: 0140367128
Publication Date: 11/1/1994
Pages: 288
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
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  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 23 ratings
Publisher: Puffin Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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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!!!!
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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.
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The book of Victor Frankenstein and the monster he created.
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What can I say,,it is a classic!
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If you only know of Frankenstein from the movies and have never read the book you are in for a treat. There is SO much more to the story. Excellent.
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Interesting! Not at all like we've been led to believe from Hollywood/popular culture.
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A timeless classic.
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Around Halloween I try to read classic horror novels. This year I decided to finally read Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.

Wow, it is amazing how different this story is than the widely thought of Universal Monsters version of Frankenstein's monster. Most of the book is told in flashback by Victor Frankenstein. It's a bit slow going in the beginning, but it picks up about half way through and the last 80 pages or so really shine. Victor Frankenstein is picked up nearly frozen to death by a sailing vessel in the far North. He's obviously been chasing after something. The captain of the sailing vessel befriends Victor who eventually tells the Capt how he came to be in the far North. And the story begins.

Throw out what you think you know about this story, it will surprise you on many different levels. Another surprise is the language. It's not a flowery, stilted writing style seen in many classics. This is easier to understand. Still flowery and a little ornate, but it's easy to read.

I recommend this book to any horror fan. It is a classic and, now that I read it, I can see why.


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