Frankenstein by Mary Shelley audiobook

Frankenstein

By Mary Shelley
Read by Daniel Philpott , Jonathan Oliver , and Chris Larkin

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2.62 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 9789629545611

The Gothic tale of Victor Frankenstein and his construction of a human being who runs amok has, with the help of numerous films, become one of the most vivid and enduring horror stories ever written. But Mary Shelley’s original novel, written in 1816, dealt more sympathetically with “the daemon,” showing how an initially beneficent creature is hammered into a daemon by the way he is treated. The legend of Frankenstein and his unholy creation—and their obsessive pursuit of each other from Switzerland to the North Pole—is brought to life in this wonderful audio dramatization.

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Summary

Summary

The Gothic tale of Victor Frankenstein and his construction of a human being who runs amok has, with the help of numerous films, become one of the most vivid and enduring horror stories ever written. But Mary Shelley’s original novel, written in 1816, dealt more sympathetically with “the daemon,” showing how an initially beneficent creature is hammered into a daemon by the way he is treated.

The legend of Frankenstein and his unholy creation—and their obsessive pursuit of each other from Switzerland to the North Pole—is brought to life in this wonderful audio dramatization.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The novel’s greatest strength seems to me its ironic contrast between the deepening of self-consciousness in the poor daemon and the narrowing of self-awareness in Victor Frankenstein.” Harold Bloom, American literary critic
“Mary Shelley wrote in the infancy of modern science, when its enormous possibilities were just beginning to be foreseen by imaginative writers…At the age of nineteen, she achieved the quietly astonishing feat of looking beyond them and creating a lasting symbol of the perils of scientific Prometheanism. Her success is shown by the simple fact that her tale has acquired a king of independent mythic life, like that of Quixote or Crusoe.” M. K. Joseph, poet and novelist

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Author Bio: Mary Shelley

Author Bio: Mary Shelley

Mary Shelley (1797–1851), née Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, was born in London, the second daughter of Mary Wollstonecraft, well known feminist, philosopher, educator, and writer, and William Godwin, famous English philosopher, novelist, and journalist. She was best known for her Gothic novel Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus, written when she was eighteen and published when she was twenty-one. She was married to the Romantic writer Percy Bysshe Shelley.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 2.62
Audience: Adult
Language: English