Frankenstein - Mary Shelley

Frankenstein

By Mary Shelley

  • Release Date: 1817-12-31
  • Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Score: 4
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From 320 Ratings

Description

The first work of science fiction, this story challenges readers to remove the abstractions of fantasy to seriously consider the meaning of the ideas put forth. What responsibility does a creator have to its sentient creations? How can a being exiled from society, based solely upon what they look like, ever be kind? Set some time aside to explore these and other questions for yourself in this cultural touchstone: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

Reviews

  • Feeling Ruminative

    5
    By AshaReads
    A lot of people will tell you that the true monster is Victor Frankenstein, But I feel that to be an unfair assertion. From an objectively human perspective, is Victor wrong to be disgusted by his creation? Is he erroneous in his ambition? I find it unrealistic to suddenly adopt a paternal role to something he never expected to take form in the first place. All in all, really good read that calls into question the roles a creator has in his creations.
  • Classic Worth Reading

    4
    By Linklex7
    Pretty good classic. Though the language can be a bit confusing to some readers. It is possible to let past it and still enjoy the story. It does drag a bit in the middle when (spoiler alert) the monster sits down with Frankenstein and discusses the family in the cabin he stalked. That part dragged on a bit more than needed. That aside though, this was such a fun book to read.