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Frankenstein
by Mary Shelly [aka Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin or Mary Godwin Shelly]




Back Cover:
Few creatures of horror have seized reader's imaginations and held them for so long as the anguished monster of Mary Shelly's Frankenstein. The story of Victor Frankenstein's terrible creation and the havoc it caused has enthralled generations of readers and inspired countless writers of horror and suspense. Considering the novel's enduring success, it is remarkable that it began merely as a whim of Lord Byron's.
"We will each write a ghost story," Byron announced to his next-door neighbors, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin and her lover Percy Bysshe Shelly. The friends were summering on the shores of lake Geneva in Switzerland in 1816, Shelly still unknown as a poet, Byron writing the third canto of Childe Harold. When continual rains kept them confined indoors, all agreed to Byron's proposal.
The illustrious poets failed to complete their ghost stories. But Mary Shelly rose supremely to the challenge. With Frankenstein, she succeeded admirably in the task she set herself: to create a story that, in her own words, "would speak to the mysterious fears of our nature and awaken thrilling horror - one to make the reader dread to look round, to curdle the blood, and quicken the beatings of the heart."

Genre:
Fiction, Monsters

My Review:
This was a book that was assigned in my English class during my Senior year of High School. I was a bit skeptical at first but as I did the reading assignments, I noticed how well crafted it was. Mary Shelly definitely surprised me with the way that she wrote and the way she shaped her characters. I beg of you, do not think of the big green, bolts in his neck, Hollywood 'Frankenstein' when you think about reading this book; keep an open mind. Be prepared for a ride. Smile [Note: The language is a bit of a higher level than what many are used to. I suggest keeping a dictionary close by. It will help ALOT considering the big/difficult words are usually key. Don't worry the book is short; about 166 pages]

My Rating:

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