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Frankenstein, or, The modern Prometheus
2007
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Awards
1998 - Locus Poll Award for All-Time Best SF Novel Before 1990 (48th place--tie)
Characters
Victor Frankenstein (Male), Scientist, Obsessed with the idea of bringing the dead to life
Genre
Classic
Science fiction
Gothic
Morality tale
Horror
Fiction
Topics
Creation of life
Reanimation of the dead
Obsession
Ethics
Prejudice
Moral dilemmas
Accountability
Setting
- Europe
Time Period
-- 19th century
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Summary
Now a Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition with an introduction by Elizabeth Kostova and cover art by Ghost World creator Daniel Clowes, Mary Shelley's timeless gothic novel presents the epic battle between man and monster at its greatest literary pitch. In trying to create life, the young student Victor Frankenstein unleashes forces beyond his control, setting into motion a long and tragic chain of events that brings Victor to the very brink of madness. How he tries to destroy his creation, as it destroys everything Victor loves, is a powerful story of love, friendship, scientific hubris, and horror.
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