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Frankenstein; or The Modern Prometheus

characters Frankenstein; or The Modern Prometheus 107 free read ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ô Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley characters Frankenstein; or The Modern Prometheus From dead organic matter and the implications captured in the Vitalism controversy such as whether we're born with a soul whether we have free will and what impact our earliest life has upon us The literary context Greek mythology PARADISE LOST Goethe's SORROWS THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER Rousseau's ÊMILE Lord Byron and Percy Shelley's poetry shapes the novel A reader gains immeasurably by having a sense of the scientific context of the half century or so before the 19 year old Mary Shelley began it the remarkable developments in chemistry astronomy and ballooning medicine anatomy and a rudimentary neurology A third level addresses FRANKENSTEIN as a work of the Romantic literary imagination a novel that has attracted much attention especially from feminist psychoanalytic and historicist critics The commentary focuses upon the novel’s diction structure as an epistolary novel its motifs sub texts presiding ideas and its connections with Romantic literature Incidentally the annotations never divulge the plot yet to unfold For information and for the opportunity to read for free look at other titles and to drive for free BookDoorss' agile search engine please visit bookdoorsco This was awesome I listened to an audiobook on YouTube as it is under the public domain You can find it here It was great The narrator did a great job of building the atmosphere and excitement in the story I always love reading the original stories behind some very iconic pop culture figures Frankenstein is obviously incredibly popular It was great to read and do a little bit of a personal independent study on major nerd here The perfect Halloween read

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characters Frankenstein; or The Modern Prometheus 107 free read ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ô Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley characters Frankenstein; or The Modern Prometheus BookDoors’ FRANKENSTEIN IS the most exactingly extensively annotated edition of Mary Shelley's novel available in print or online Designed exclusively as an eBook this and the other BookDoors In Context editions afford you swift seamless access to information and commentaryThe modest price underscores BookDoors' mission to make these works accessible to an audience of widely different experience and expectations please see bookdoorscom The “Literature in Its Context” series aspires to provide today’s reader with the knowledge an informed reader of 1816 possessed and that Mary Godwin Shelley took for granted As you read you'll have should you wish an interpretive discussion of FRANKENSTEIN one of the landmarks of fiction in the West and the original of a now universal myth You’ll also find illustrations a Glossary a time line that includes cultural scientific and technological developments from 1770 to 1817 a selective bibliography Some of the annotations include illustrations and some are short essays exploring for instance the novel's theological and political context the history of galvanism and the Vitalism controversy Percy Shelley's relevant poems and the bearing Ma I have love in me the likes of which you can scarcely imagine and rage the likes of which you would not believe If I cannot satisfy the one I will indulge the other From the 1994 movieThe worst thing about this novel is how distorted it has become by constant movie adaptations and misinformed ideas about the nature of Frankenstein and his monster For years like many others I thought Frankenstein was the name of that slightly green dude with the bolts in his neck Nuh uhDid Frankenstein scare me Did it have me staying awake and sleeping with the light on jumping at every slight creak in the house Was I terrified of the monster and technology and the dangers of playing God No Because the beauty of this story is that it isn t the one so many people think it is Which is almost my favourite thing about it This book is not a Halloween kind of story with Halloween kind of monsters This story is heartbreakingly sad once I falsely hoped to meet the beings who pardoning my outward form would love me for the excellent ualities which I was capable of unfolding The book offers many interesting avenues of philosophical exploration if one wishes to ponder such things For example allusions to religion and Genesis possible criticisms of using science to play God and the relationship between creator and creation All of these things interest me yes but it is the painfully human part of this book that has always so deeply affected me Because the sad thing the really sad thing is that pretty much everyone has heard of Frankenstein s monster but so many don t know how human the character is Created as a scientific experiment by an overly ambitious man he comes into a frightening and hostile world that immediately rejects him on sight Even the man who made him cannot look upon his creation without feeling horror It s that same thing that gets me in books every time things could have been so different If people had just been a little less judgmental a little less scared and a little understanding This being created from different parts of corpses seeks love and finds hatred so he instead decides to embrace it Fuelled by his own rage at the unfairness of the world he gradually turns towards evil He belongs in my own little mental category with the likes of Heathcliff and Erik aka The Phantom of the Opera Scared angry villains who were made so by their own unfortunate circumstances The kind of characters you simultaneously hate and love but most of all hope they find some kind of peaceSo call it science fiction if you want Call it horror if you must But this story is brimming with some of the most realistic and almost unbearably moving human emotion that I have ever readBlog Leafmarks Facebook Twitter Instagram Tumblr

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characters Frankenstein; or The Modern Prometheus 107 free read ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ô Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley characters Frankenstein; or The Modern Prometheus Ry Godwin Shelley's father's philosophy has upon the novel Her parents the pioneering feminist Mary Wollstonecraft who died giving birth to Mary and William Godwin also a novelist along with her husband to be Percy influence the shape Mary's vision assumes Many of the annotations and commentary have also been divided into categories that can be searched independently such as Gender Education Body Mind Class Manners Morals and Reading Writing To help the reader the annotations have been divided into into three types those having to do with words those with the historical context and those inviting discussion The novel's language is not always familiar Words themselves have changed disappeared or are simply arcane such as noisome chimerical siroc furies sophisms aiguilles and exordiium The second sort of annotation examines the historical context in which Shelley sets the novel including her life and its convergences with her fiction the novel’s social and cultural context and in her case its literary and especially scientific context The last which extends to alchemy and Cornelius Agrippa is crucial to understanding Shelley's intentions the taboos surrounding the creation of life It s been fifty years since I had read Frankenstein and now after a recent second reading I am pleased to know that the pleasures of that first reading have been revived Once again just as it was in my teens I was thrilled by the first glimpse of the immense figure of the monster driving his sled across the arctic ice and marveled at the artful use of narrative frames within frame each subseuent frame leading us closer to the heart of the novel until we hear the alienated yet articulate voice of the creature himself In addition I admired the eually artful way the novel moves backward through the same frames until we again reach the arctic landscape which is the scene of the novel s beginningand its endThis time through I was particularly struck with how Mary must have been influenced by the novels of her father The relentless hounding of one man by another who feels his life has been poisoned by that man s irresponsible curiosity is a theme taken straight out of Godwin s Caleb Williams and the cautionary account of a monomaniac who gradually deprives himself of the satisfactions of family friends and love in pursuit of an intellectual ideal is reminiscent of the alchemist of St Leon Her prose also is like her father s in her ability to make delicate philosophical distinctions and express abstract ideas but she is a much better writer than he her sentences are elegant and disciplined and her descriptive details aptly chosen and her scenes effectively realizedThe conclusion of the novel seems hasty and incomplete but perhaps that is because the concept of Frankenstein is so revolutionary that no conclusion could have seemed satisfactory At any rate this fine novel has given birth to a host of descendants and unlike Victor Frankenstein is a worthy parent of its many diverse creations

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    (Pdf Read) [Frankenstein; or The Modern Prometheus] SoI finished itWarningIf you are a fan of classic literature andor are utterly devoid of a sense of humor this review may not be for youAlsoYes I realize that I'm a moron with zero literary credibility So stop reading right now if the sound of an idiot whistling out of their asshole bothers you too terribly Sure you can co

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    (Pdf Read) [Frankenstein; or The Modern Prometheus] free read ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ô Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley characters Frankenstein; or The Modern Prometheus “I have love in me the likes of which you can scarcely imagine and rage the likes of which you would not believe If I cannot satisfy the one I will indulge the other” From the 1994 movieThe worst thing about this novel is how distorted it has become by constant movie adaptations and misinformed ideas about the nature of Frankenstein and his monster For years like many others I thought Frankenstein was the name of that slight

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    (Pdf Read) [Frankenstein; or The Modern Prometheus] No stars That's right Zero zip nadaIt's been almost 30 years since I've detested a book this much I didn't think anything could be worse then Kafka's The Metamorphosis Seems I'm never too old to be wrong This time I don't have the excuse that I was forced to read this for high school lit class Oh no this time I read this of my own volition and for fun Yeah fun Kinda like sticking bamboo shoots between my fingernails typ

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    (Pdf Read) [Frankenstein; or The Modern Prometheus] free read ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ô Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Some books teach you something new each time you revisit them I picked up the tragically wonderful Frankenstein f

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    (Pdf Read) [Frankenstein; or The Modern Prometheus] It's been fifty years since I had read Frankenstein and now—after a recent second reading—I am pleased to know that the pleasures of that first reading have been revived Once again just as it was in my teens I was thrilled by the

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    (Pdf Read) [Frankenstein; or The Modern Prometheus] free read ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ô Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley This was awesome I listened to an audiobook on YouTube as it is under the public domain You can find it here It was great The narrator did a great job of building the atmosphere and excitement in the story I always love reading the original stories behind some very iconic pop culture figures Frankenstein is obviously incredibly popular It was great to read and do a little bit of a personal independent study on major nerd here The

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    (Pdf Read) [Frankenstein; or The Modern Prometheus] characters Frankenstein; or The Modern Prometheus Don’t get why everyone spends so much time talking about “the theme of science versus nature” and how this is “the world’s first science fiction novel” when clearly this is the world’s pre eminent text on the subject of the dire

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    (Pdf Read) [Frankenstein; or The Modern Prometheus] REREAD UPDATE September 2018One of my bookclubs Click to check out Reading List Completists is reading this for September 2018 I figure it was a good time for a reread since it was one of my favorites and it has been over 20 years since I read it I did enjoy it again this time and it stands up to the 5 star review and de

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    (Pdf Read) [Frankenstein; or The Modern Prometheus] free read ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ô Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley The anecdote is legendary Mary Shelley a teenager at the time was spending a vacation in Switzerland with her fiancé Percy Shelley their mutual friend Lord Byron and a few other people Was the weather gloomy that summer of 1816 Were the companions bored to death For amusement one evening they challenged each other into writing the scariest ghost story they could come up with No one remembers what the fellows wrote on

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