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Frankenstein

1818 . Classics, Fiction, Horror . Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Jim Weiss

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Everyone

About the book

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Dr. Frankenstein learns the secret of imparting life to inanimate matter. To test his theories, he collects bones from the charnel-houses to construct a human being, and then gives it life. The creature, endowed with supernatural size and strength, is revolting to look at, and frightens all who see it. Lonely and miserable, it comes to hate its creator. The monster murders Frankenstein's brother and his bride, and flees. The doctor pursues his creation in order to destroy it, but dies himself in the attempt. The story of Frankenstein was first written as a ghost story to be told as part of a contest between Mary Shelley, her husband, and Lord Byron. This tale of terror has been a world favorite since it was first published in 1818, and has been made into countless movies.

Year:

1818

Language:

English

Publisher:

Listening Library

Pages:

11

ISBN:

0736685987 (ISBN13: 9780736685986)

Reviews

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Davide

2 weeks ago

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Great classic

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Mads Dalgaard

5 months ago

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En udmærket bog der faktisk holdt mig interesseret hele vejen. Den er velskrevet, omend i et gammeldags sprog (hvilket ikke er underligt taget dens alder i betragtning). Plottet og fremstillingen af 'uhyret' er noget anderledes end hvad jeg havde forventet, og dette er positivt. Det eneste jeg har imod fortællingen, er at det hen ad vejen bliver en genfortælling af en genfortælling. Bortset fra det, er der jo tale om en klassiker.