Frankenstein : or the modern Prometheus
Mary Shelley
Contains the full text with introduction and notes by Dr Siv Jansson plus a recording of the story (original text somewhat abridged) read by Richard Pasco.
A gothic tale of man’s disastrous attempt to create a life, resulting in the creation of a monstrous creature with no human experience or morality.
First published in 1818, the novel was written at a time when knowledge of science and anatomy were making great leaps of advancement and it personifies fears still present in society today about the boundaries between God and man.
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