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Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
By: (1797-1851)

Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is a novel written by the British author Mary Shelley. Shelley wrote the novel when she was 18 years old. The first edition was published anonymously in London in 1818, and this audiobook is read from that text. Shelley's name appeared on the revised third edition, published in 1831. The title of the novel refers to the scientist, Victor Frankenstein, who learns how to create life and creates a being in the likeness of man, but larger than average and more powerful. In modern popular culture, people have tended to refer to the Creature as "Frankenstein" (especially in films since 1931), despite this being the name of the scientist, and the creature being unnamed in the book itself. Frankenstein is a novel infused with elements of the Gothic novel and the Romantic movement. It was also a warning against the "over-reaching" of modern man and the Industrial Revolution, alluded to in the novel's subtitle, The Modern Prometheus. The story has had an influence across literature and popular culture and spawned a complete genre of horror stories and films. It is arguably considered the first fully-realised science fiction novel and raises many issues still relevant to today's society. (Summary from, adapted by Cori Samuel.)

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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 10 reviews)

Reviewer: - September 23, 2014
Subject: Frankenstein
I never knew this was such a good book. Very suspenseful. Loved it! Great narration
Reviewer: - April 10, 2014
I think its good so far.
Reviewer: - February 4, 2014
The book should be shorter.
Reviewer: - February 3, 2014
Very good narration. Excellent story.
Reviewer: - December 16, 2013
The narrator was fantastic!
Reviewer: - November 8, 2013
Subject: Tragedy
This is a total must have read or listened to! I do recommend this story and narration to others.
Reviewer: - August 27, 2013
Very, very good! I really enjoyed both the story and the narration.
Reviewer: - August 17, 2013
Subject: Tragedy
I really enjoyed this audiobook. I have no problem telling my friends about this one.
August 11, 2013
Loved it! Thank you so much to the reader - it was perfect!
April 3, 2013
Beautiful story, excellent narration.

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