Frankenstein : Or the Modern Prometheus, Paperback

Frankenstein : Or the Modern Prometheus Paperback

Part of the Vintage Magic series

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What you create can destroy you. One freezing morning, a lone man wandering across the Artic ice caps is rescued from starvation by a ship's captain.

Victor Frankenstein's story is one of ambition, murder and revenge.

As a young scientist he pushed moral boundaries in order to cross the final frontier and create life.

But his creation is a monster stitched together from grave-robbed body parts who has no place in the world, and his life can only lead to tragedy.

Written when she was only nineteen, Shelley's gothic tale is one of the greatest horror stories ever published.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
  • ISBN: 9780099512042



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Beautifully written, especially for its time! I loathe Dracula (or at least the style in which it was written), so I was pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed Frankenstein as much as I did. Some of the dynamics between the monster and Frankenstein seem a bit strange from a modern perspective, but television etc. has inured most of us to carnage and monsters. Although the monster was always supposed to evoke a degree of sympathy, I think these days we are much less able to commiserate with Frankenstein himself. I found myself almost angry with him at times. In any case, I highly recommend it!

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