Frankenstein Paperback – Dec 1991
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About the Author
Mary Shelley is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Texas at Arlington. Johanna M., ed. Smith --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
The monster is the creation of Victor Frankenstein and the monster is lithe, strong, fast and intelligent; this again differs greatly from any film version of the book.
In reading the book I sympathized with the monster that is spurned by his master and by all who gaze upon his repugnant form. The monster flees from society and lives in a hovel, while secretly observing a family which consists of a blind father, a daughter and a son. In observing the family the monster learns their language and learns about love and acceptance and thus learns about the wretchedness of his own existence; how he longs to be part of the family. He attempts to join the family, but one glance at his hideous frame and the family rejects him with great horror.
The monster then seeks out his maker and is rejected once again and this turns his soul to malevolence and revenge.
Victor Frankenstein loses his brother, friend and wife to the monsters murdering hands and indirectly the monster is responsible for the death of Victor's father and a friend of Victor's family. Victor pursues his creation to the ends of earth to rid mankind of the fiend. The story ends up in the North Pole and the ending is tragic. Victor loses his life in his journey and once his creator is dead the monster decides there is no reason for his own existence.
"Frankenstein" is a fabulous read, a read that has you sympathizing with the monster. His creator rejected him when all he wanted was acceptance.Read more ›
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OK, focus...I have started to read it ahead of time. Well written, I must say...but have yet to get through the book.