Frankenstein, or, the modern Prometheus: or, the modern prometheus

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Mary Shelley began writing Frankenstein when she was only eighteen. At once a Gothic thriller, a passionate romance, and a cautionary tale about the dangers of science, Frankenstein tells the story of committed science student Victor Frankenstein. Obsessed with discovering "the cause of generation and life" and "bestowing animation upon lifeless matter," Frankenstein assembles a human being from stolen body parts. However, upon bringing it to life, he recoils in horror at the creature's hideousness. Tormented by isolation and loneliness, the once-innocent creature turns to evil and unleashes a campaign of murderous revenge against his creator, Frankenstein. Frankenstein, an instant bestseller and an important ancestor of both the horror and science fiction genres, not only tells a terrifying story but also raises profound, disturbing questions about the very nature of life and the place of humankind within the cosmos: What does it mean to be human? What responsibilities do we have to each other? And how far can we go in tampering with Nature?
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Full title frankenstein or the modern prometheus
Author shelley mary wollstonecraft
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display_description Victor Frankenstein creates a man, but abdicates his responsibility to his creation and molds him into a monster. Shelley's classic work reveals much about death, ideas of atheism, and the corrupting influence of society on human nature.
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Audiobooks (CD), Frankenstein (Fictitious character) -- Fiction, Frankenstein's monster (Fictitious character) -- Fiction, Frankenstein, Victor (Fictitious character) -- Fiction, Frankenstein, Victor (Fictitious character) -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD), Geneva (Switzerland) -- Fiction, Horror fiction, Horror fiction -- Audiobooks (CD), Horror tales, Literature, Monsters -- Fiction, Monsters -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD), Monsters -- Juvenile fiction -- Audiobooks (CD), Science fiction, Science fiction. -- Audiobooks (CD), Scientists -- Fiction
title_display Frankenstein, or, the modern Prometheus
title_full Frankenstein [sound recording] : or, the modern prometheus / by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Frankenstein, or the modern Prometheus [sound recording] / Mary Shelley, Frankenstein, or, the modern Prometheus [classic] / Mary Shelley
title_short Frankenstein, or, the modern Prometheus
title_sub or, the modern prometheus
topic_facet Audiobooks (CD), Frankenstein (Fictitious character), Frankenstein's monster (Fictitious character), Frankenstein, Victor (Fictitious character), Horror tales, Monsters, Scientists