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Frankenstein (Penguin Classics)
by Mary Shelley
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PublisherPenguin Classics
Release Date2003-05 (added to CC 14 May 2009)
Amazon Sales Rank21,656
Edited by Maurice Hindle.

Member Reviews
(6 Jul)
A wonderful tale about human hubris and the nature of what is to be human.
(23 Nov 2015)
(18 May 2015)
I liked it better the first time I read it, which I've never said about a book before. It was 5 stars until I read it again. I'm a bit disillusioned by the language now, it can be very flowery and hyperbolic. There are also so many ways that Dr. Frankenstein could have dealt with the monster, he literally did it all to himself. What Shelley accomplishes with her complex perspective is wonderful.

I think the best part, by far, is the monster's tale of how his life had gone after his creation. I felt more sorry for him that the doctor.
(20 Sep 2014)
(21 Jun 2014)
(20 Jul 2012)
(27 Sep 2010)
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