Frankenstein The story of Victor Frankenstein and of the monstrous creature he created has held the reading public spellbound since its publication almost a century and a half ago On the surface it is a novel of

  • Title: Frankenstein
  • Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Harold Bloom
  • ISBN: 9780451520098
  • Page: 253
  • Format: Paperback
  • The story of Victor Frankenstein and of the monstrous creature he created has held the reading public spellbound since its publication almost a century and a half ago On the surface, it is a novel of tense and steadily mounting horror but on a profound level, it offers searching illumination of the human condition in its portrayal of a scientist who oversteps the boThe story of Victor Frankenstein and of the monstrous creature he created has held the reading public spellbound since its publication almost a century and a half ago On the surface, it is a novel of tense and steadily mounting horror but on a profound level, it offers searching illumination of the human condition in its portrayal of a scientist who oversteps the bounds of conscience, and of a monster brought to life in an alien world, ever desperately attempting to escape the torture of his solitude A brilliant exercise in the macabre, written with near hallucinatory intensity, Frankenstein represents one of the most striking flowerings of the Romantic imagination Of its contemporary significance, Harold Bloom writes The greatest paradox and most astonishing achievement of Mary Shelley s novel is that the monster is human than his creator This nameless being, as much a modern Adam as his creator is a modern Prometheus, is lovable than his creator and hateful, to be pitied and to be feared, and above all able to give the attentive reader that shock of added consciousness in which aesthetic recognition compels a heightened realization of self With an Afterword by Harold Bloom.

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    1. Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Harold Bloom

      Mary Shelley n e Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, often known as Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley was a British novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, travel writer, and editor of the works of her husband, Romantic poet and philosopher Percy Bysshe Shelley She was the daughter of the political philosopher William Godwin and the writer, philosopher, and feminist Mary Wollstonecraft.Mary Shelley was taken seriously as a writer in her own lifetime, though reviewers often missed the political edge to her novels After her death, however, she was chiefly remembered only as the wife of Percy Bysshe Shelley and as the author of Frankenstein It was not until 1989, when Emily Sunstein published her prizewinning biography Mary Shelley Romance and Reality, that a full length scholarly biography analyzing all of Shelley s letters, journals, and works within their historical context was published.The well meaning attempts of Mary Shelley s son and daughter in law to Victorianise her memory through the censoring of letters and biographical material contributed to a perception of Mary Shelley as a conventional, less reformist figure than her works suggest Her own timid omissions from Percy Shelley s works and her quiet avoidance of public controversy in the later years of her life added to this impression The eclipse of Mary Shelley s reputation as a novelist and biographer meant that, until the last thirty years, most of her works remained out of print, obstructing a larger view of her achievement She was seen as a one novel author, if that In recent decades, however, the republication of almost all her writings has stimulated a new recognition of its value Her voracious reading habits and intensive study, revealed in her journals and letters and reflected in her works, is now better appreciated Shelley s recognition of herself as an author has also been recognized after Percy s death, she wrote about her authorial ambitions I think that I can maintain myself, and there is something inspiriting in the idea Scholars now consider Mary Shelley to be a major Romantic figure, significant for her literary achievement and her political voice as a woman and a liberal.

    372 thoughts on “Frankenstein”

    1. No stars That s right Zero, zip nada.It s been almost 30 years since I ve detested a book this much I didn t think anything could be worse then Kafka s The Metamorphosis Seems I m never too old to be wrong This time, I don t have the excuse that I was forced to read this for high school lit class Oh no, this time I read this of my own volition and for fun Yeah, fun Kinda like sticking bamboo shoots between my fingernails type of fun Watching paint dry fun Going to an Air Supply concert fun.OK, t [...]


    2. My apologies, but this review is going to be a bit frantic due to my brain being so oxygen starved by the novel s breath stealing gorgeousness that I m feeling a bit light headed So please forgive the random thoughts.First Mary Shelley I love you Second Dear Hollywood you lying dung pile of literature savaging, no talent hacks you got this all wrong Please learn to read and get yourself a copy of the source material before you FUBAR it again Third My heart shattered for the monster and I haven t [...]


    3. I have love in me the likes of which you can scarcely imagine and rage the likes of which you would not believe If I cannot satisfy the one, I will indulge the other I was walking along earlier today with Jacquie and discussing the important things like, you know books And the subject of our top favourite books of all time came up Oddly enough, two of our top three were the same Wuthering Heights and Crime and Punishment Then Jacquie said her third was a book that I hadn t thought about in a ver [...]


    4. So.I finished it.Warning If you are a fan of classic literature and or are utterly devoid of a sense of humor, stop reading this review right now I ve always wondered what the real Frankenstein story was liked now I know.Sadly, sometimes the fantasy is better than the reality.And the reality is, this book is a big steaming pile of poo.It s an old timey horror story, right Not so much.I mean, I wasn t expecting it to actually be scary, but I thought it might be slightly creepy Unfortunately, the [...]


    5. This was awesome I listened to an audiobook on YouTube as it is under the public domain You can find it here youtube watch v GuyEa It was great The narrator did a great job of building the atmosphere and excitement in the story I always love reading the original stories behind some very iconic pop culture figures Frankenstein is obviously incredibly popular It was great to read and do a little bit of a personal independent study on major nerd here The perfect Halloween read


    6. It s been fifty years since I had read Frankenstein, and, now after a recent second reading I am pleased to know that the pleasures of that first reading have been revived Once again just as it was in my teens I was thrilled by the first glimpse of the immense figure of the monster, driving his sled across the arctic ice, and marveled at the artful use of narrative frames within frame, each subsequent frame leading us closer to the heart of the novel, until we hear the alienated yet articulate v [...]


    7. My food is not that of man I do not destroy the lamb and the kid, to glut my appetite acorns and berries afford me sufficient nourishment My companion will be of the same nature as myself, and will be content with the same fare We shall make our bed of dried leaves the sun will shine on us as on man, and will ripen our food The picture I present to you is peaceful and human The Creature s diet is unmistakably vegetarian Vegetarianism becomes a way for the creature to renounce his creator by demo [...]


    8. This was such a nice surprise I ve been meaning to read this book for AGES, and I ve built it up in my head as this super dry, boring book, but boy was I ever wrong This book is juuuust about 200 years old, yet it feels incredibly timeless, than many other classics I ve read It was so interesting, and the character of Frankenstein s monster was so tragic and he can speak I didn t see that coming thanks to Hollywood ruining the image of Frankenstein that there just wasn t time to be bored I also [...]


    9. I have a favourite Kate Beaton strip framed up in our book room Full size image here Mary was what eighteen years old when she went on this famous holiday to Lake Geneva with Percy Bysshe Shelley and Byron and Byron s physician She was calling herself Mrs Shelley , though they had not yet married Percy was still married to someone else.The surroundings were familiar The last time Mary and Percy had come to Switzerland had been during their elopement a couple of years earlier, accompanied by her [...]


    10. Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend A sorrowful tale of lost love and self loathing conveyed with divine prose.


    11. Mucho se ha hablado de Frankenstein Se interpreta como una cr tica al desarrollo cient fico, cuando este sobrepasa el curso natural de las cosas se interpreta como una cr tica a la religi n y nuestra relaci n con Dios hasta se ha dicho que es una alegor a a los miedos que surgen durante un embarazo Todas estas lecturas probablemente sean correctas, pero omiten lo m s b sico Lo que hace a Frankenstein una obra atiborrada de humanidad, con interpolaciones que abordan la desventura a trav s de la c [...]



    12. This is definitely one of my favorite books I was required to read in High School Also, it is my favorite of the classic horror novels It is perfectly written, suspenseful, and is a bit thought provoking than scary One of the best ways I can compare it to other classic horror novels is to Dracula which I read recently Dracula has so much repetitive filler that you do not find in Frankenstein, which is the main reason I find Frankenstein to be a enjoyable book.Also, I would say that this is a [...]


    13. d so I was born A man, and not a man a life, and an un life Hair and lips of lustrous black, skin of parchment yellow, watery eyes of dun colored white The stature of a giant A horror among men And so my creator fled me, horrified of his creation And so I fled my place of birth, to seek lessons amongst the human kind My lonesome lessons learnt man is a loving and noble creature learning is pathway to beauty, to kindness, to fellowship And this I also learnt to witness what differs, to meet what [...]


    14. , Oct 20, 20__TO Mr Frankenstein, Oh, Frankenstein Generous and self devoted being What does it avail that I now ask thee to pardon me Dear Frankenstein When your monster said these lines in the last, I asked myself also why did you behold the accomplishment of your toil on that dreary night of November Yes He repented But your creation did not remorse before he had urged his diabolical vengeance to such an extremity.What a wonderful man you were, Frankenstein So ambitious, sharp and determined. [...]


    15. Beware for I am fearless, and therefore powerful.Well, finally I read the original novel after watching infinite film adaptations, variations of the theme and even odd approaches to the topic.I was sure that I would enjoy a lot the novel but sadly, compelled to write an honest review, I have to say that barely I was able to give it a 3 star rating, that I think it s the fairest rating that I can give to the book.The original premise is astonishing, the following impact in popular culture is pric [...]


    16. I read this years ago and Loved it Great story and will need to read again soon 2016 Listened to the audiobook version and loved it Poor Monster Victor is a twat


    17. Die ich rief, die Geister,Werd ich nun nicht los Goethe s Zauberlehrling The Sorcerer s Apprentice experiences a deluge of misery when he tries to imitate the magic of his master, and to set the world in motion himself Starting out with childish and irresponsible experimental joy, he is lost until the sorcerer comes home and uses his superior magic to restore order Frankenstein, unfortunately, does not have a superior power to rely on when he sets free a creature of his own immature image, and h [...]


    18. I don t really know what I was expecting though comes to mind Let s start with what I liked about this book I liked the idea that the monster is made a monster by the treatment he receives from humanity He is ugly and humanity does like to punish the ugly this is a universal truth about us that in itself is also fairly ugly.The other thing I liked was that standard ploy of gothic novels the multiple Chinese whisper narration In this the story is all written in a series of letters and then conti [...]



    19. If you have not read the book, then you do not know Frankenstein or his monster Certainly, there is a creature in our modern mythology which bears that name, but he bears strikingly little resemblance to the original.It is the opposite with Dracula, where, if you have seen the films, you know the story Indeed, there is a striking similarity between nearly all the Dracula films, the same story being told over and over again Harker, bug eating Renfield, doting Mina, the seduction of Lucy, Dr Van H [...]


    20. WOW.One of the most powerful books I have ever read that speaks so much about compassion and humanity I feel on the verge of tears, it was so moving This is like Phantom of the Opera times a thousand And I love POTO.


    21. A great read highly recommended Stephen King in his Danse Macabre novel mentions this as one of three essential horror classics, he says they are The Vampire Dracula , the Werewolf Jekyl and Hyde and the thing with no name Frankenstein The book is so much better than what the movie has tried to communicate Dr Victor Frankenstein, who is a brilliant scientist with an obsession tries to play God, by creating a living human being all by himself But all does not go to plan when the creation turns ou [...]


    22. Victor Frankenstein, the discouraged scientist reveals his horrific secrets on board a ship exploring the Arctic Ocean The old dream of a northwest passage , being rescued from an ice flow, he fears that no one will believe his story of creating a monster , that viciously kills in the late 1700 s who would At first the leader of the rugged crew the sceptical Captain Robert Walton, thinks Frankenstein is insane, after all, Victor was found with a dog sled in the middle of the rough, angry sea, wh [...]


    23. Everyone has probably either watched one of the multiple adaptions of Mary Shelley s novel or at least heard about the monster created by Victor Frankenstein, but if you haven t read the book itself, then you probably don t know the story at all The premise itself is rather simple a young scientist called Victor Frankenstein creates a murderous creature from stolen body parts and has to deal with the harrowing results as the monster unleashes terror and revenge upon its creator This sounds like [...]


    24. One of those books you think you know because of its presence in pop culture etc but you really don t until you read it A new favorite of mine for sure


    25. I loved it Before reading this book I had heard the story we all know about Frankestein A suffered no human being and blah blah blah However, the story, how is written in general is amazing The description of Viktor, what he suffered to build that monster, how obsessed he was about that And then, well, no need to describe how much this poor little creature suffered One can say that life is suffered, but many lives are , and it s true, but everything depends on how the story or life is told About [...]


    26. It is almost a pity that the story of Frankenstein is so well known because far too many people neglect to bother reading Mary Shelley s novel under the assumption that they already know the story This is a shame becauseFrankenstein is beautifully written, very dark and scary but also quite poignant Most people have an image of Frankenstein s Monster as a shambling massive thing with bolts on its neck, going around mumbling GAAHHH GAAAAAH and snapping people s necks because that is how he rolls [...]


    27. Frankenstein es y ser una de las novelas m s representativas del Romanticismo Contiene muchos elementos la dualidad Victor Monstruo, que en cierta manera es una forma de tem tica del doble, el sufrimiento del que sabe que va a perder en ambos casos , el titanismo rom ntico claramente expuesto en la obra, el juego peligroso con la ciencia El extra o Caso del Dr Jekyll y Mr Hyde es otro caso y la referencia de Prometeo la novela se subtitula El moderno Prometeo , el semidios condenado al que hace [...]


    28. I have to confess that I put off reading this book for years because I figured it would be of a chore than a treat Victorian writing in some classics hasn t had mercy on me in the some of my past reads Dracula was excellent in its first quarter with seriously creepy vibes going down but started lagging itself out with a bloated middle saturated with melodramatic dialogue, and Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde was a clever concept somewhat tainted by its Victorian prose To my surprise, Frankenstein s shinin [...]


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