Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus

Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus is a novel written by the British author Mary Shelley. Shelley wrote the novel when she was 17 years old. The first edition was published anonymously in London in 1818. Shelley's name appears on the revised third edition, published in 1831. The title of the novel refers to a scientist, Victor Frankenstein, who learns how to create life and creates a being in the likeness of man, but larger than average and more powerful. In modern popular culture, people have tended to refer to the Creature as "Frankenstein" (especially in films since 1931), despite this being the name of the scientist. Frankenstein is a novel infused with some elements of the Gothic novel and the Romantic movement. It was also a warning against the "over-reaching" of modern man and the Industrial Revolution, alluded to in the novel's subtitle, The Modern Prometheus. The story has had an influence across literature and popular culture and spawned a complete genre of horror stories and films. It is arguably considered the first fully realized science fiction novel. The novel raises many issues that can be linked to today's society.


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I really don't know what to say about this book. I liked the story but it got so boring at certain points and I was close to giving up reading it. Towards the end things got kind of good but the ending sucked big-time! I could accept a challenge of painting good ‘ol frank BUT make him a hottie… hmmmm… mark as to consider…

Final Score: **


Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley
Horror, Classics 
May 15th 2008

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