Frankenstein

A Kaplan SAT Score-Raising Classic

Hardcover

English language

Published Feb. 24, 2004 by Turtleback Books Distributed by Demco Media.

ISBN:
9780606300773
OCLC Number:
149194936

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4 stars (55 reviews)

The original story of science gone berserk: one that changed how far our dreams can stretch. Imagine a human created out of corpses. A monster assembled by a scientist from parts of dead bodies develops a mind of his own as he learns to loathe himself and hate his creator. Who is the monster: this tortured beast, or the man who made him?--Goodreads, LibraryThing.

A monster has been loosed upon the world--super-humanly strong, inhumanly vicious. Its inventor knows he must find and destroy it--halt its career of terror and murder! But as Victor Frankenstein, the mad scientist, pursues his monster through the night, he hears the echo of its fearsome voice: "You are my creator, but I am your master. Obey!--WorldCat.

"Mary Shelley's timeless Gothic novel presents the epic battle between man and monster at its greatest literary pitch. In trying to create life, the young student Victor Frankenstein …

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Review of 'Frankenstein' on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

I read this when I was a teen and found it dull and tough to read. Now though, I'm all growed up and my vocabulary has increased to just over 40 words (including, luckily, countenance) I enjoyed this more second time around.

There are two annoying things though with the book. 1. The lack of science, it was like "oh I think I'll make a person, bish, bash, bosh, tadaaaaaaa!!!!!" and then "I don't really like it". 2. Frankenstein is such a pathetic excuse for a man, so much drama each time somebody dies. Was this written by a girl or something?

In conclusion I enjoyed this, the chase and the constant search for revenge made for a gripping read.

Review of 'Frankenstein' on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

I think everyone has had some exposure to the general idea of what this book is about. I certainly had, and was not altogether excited by the prospect of reading it. I got a free copy, and decided to dive in anyway. I'm so glad that I did. The story was much deeper than I'd ever thought it was based on the modern re-imaginings that we've probably all seen in various media. The monster was not just some groaning & slow-moving zombie, but rather a thoughtful and tormented being. He not only is able to speak, but can be quite eloquent and persuasive when he is so inclined. Frankenstein himself is similarly not the maniacal mad scientist that he is often portrayed to be.

I would whole-heartedly recommend this book to anyone. I am very glad to have read it, despite my initial hesitance.

Review of 'Frankenstein' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

This truly is a classic tale of social insight, a story of one seeking acceptance and desiring companionship but being rejected and branded a monster. The thing that I liked most about this book is the fact that it’s divided into two accounts, designed to view both sides of the story. The first part of the book ‘Frankenstein’ tells the story of the life of Victor Frankenstein, the creation of Monster Frankenstein and the death of his younger brother William. A servant ‘Justine’ has been put on trial for this murder, but Victor knows the identity of the true killer. Monster Frankenstein and Victor finally meet up and despite his desire to kill his creation, Victor is forced to listen to the monster’s story, after being threatened.

‘The Modern Prometheus’ tells the story of the Monster Frankenstein, confused and unsure from the very first day of life, found himself hiding …

Review of 'Frankenstein' on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

Frankenstein is, in my mind, the quintessential horror novel. Since it's incarnation as a casual, late-night, spooky story competition, this terrifying story has captivated readers for almost two centuries. With an eye for exquisite detail, Shelley paints the picture of the hunted monster, persecuted and scorned by humanity on account of his ugly form and rage-accompanied actions. Frankenstein's Monster is the epitome of the tortured soul and Shelley takes special care to painstakingly account his troubled misadventures. A work of the finest art, this stunning novel has taken its place firmly amongst the classics.

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