FrankensteinBook - 1991
Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read
At the age of eighteen, Mary Shelley, while staying in the Swiss Alps with her lover Percy Shelley, Lord Byron, and others, conceived the tale of Dr. Victor Frankenstein and the monster he brings to life. The resulting book, Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, is a dark parable warning against the risks of scientific and creative endeavor, the corrupting influence of technology and progress, and the dangers of knowledge without understanding. Frankenstein was an instant bestseller on publication in 1818 and has long been regarded as a masterpiece of suspense, a classic of nineteenth-century Romanticism and Gothic horror, and the prototype of the science fiction novel. Though it has spawned countless imitations and adaptations, it remains the most powerful story of its kind.
Baker & Taylor
The story of Dr. Frankenstein and the obsessive experiment that leads to the creation of a monstrous and deadly creature.
The classic story of science and the search for the origins of life follows Dr. Frankenstein and the obsessive experiment that leads to the creation of a monstrous and deadly creature. Reissue.
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Our Speculative Fiction Book Group will be reading and discussing this book on Monday, January 28 from 7:15-8:30 pm
#1 - An epistolary novel or collection of letters - come join our new Speculative Fiction book group, where the first meeting will be discussing this book! Monday, January 28 from 7:15-8:30 pm.
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