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Frankenstein; Or, The Modern Prometheus

Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is a novel written by British author Mary Shelley about eccentric scientist Victor Frankenstein, who creates a grotesque creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment. Shelley started writing the story when she was eighteen, and the novel was published when she was twenty. The first edition was published anonymously in London in 1818. Shelley's name appears on the second edition, published in France in 1823.

Shelley had travelled in the region of Geneva, where much of the story takes place, and the topics of galvanism and other similar occult ideas were themes of conversation among her companions, particularly her future husband, Percy Shelley. The storyline emerged from a dream. Mary, Percy, Lord Byron, and John Polidori decided to have a competition to see who could write the best horror story. After thinking for days about what her possible storyline could be, Shelley dreamt about a scientist who created life and was horrified by what he had made. She then wrote Frankenstein. (from wikipedia.org)

Frankenstein (1931 film)

This is a 1931 horror monster film directed by James Whale and adapted from the play by Peggy Webling, which in turn is loosely based on the novel of the same name by Mary Shelley.


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Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is a novel written by British author Mary Shelley about eccentric scientist Victor Frankenstein, who creates a grotesque creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment.
Prophets of Science Fiction - Mary Shelley
In 1816, teenager Mary begins stitching together a patchwork of ancient legend, modern technology, and personal tragedy - giving life to her novel, Frankenstein...and the genre of science fiction.

e-Books
Frankenstein; Or, The Modern Prometheus
Project Gutenberg's Frankenstein, by Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley. Read this ebook online. Download this eBook. HTML. EPUB. Kindle. Plain Text.
Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley
First published in 1818. The text of this edition is from the revised edition of 1831. This edition is licensed under a Creative Commons Licence.
Frankenstein; Or, The Modern Prometheus
By Mary Shelley, 1797-1851. Publisher: Boston and Cambridge, Sever, Francis, & Co. Digitizing Sponsor: MSN. Book Contributor: Cornell University Library.

Audio Books
Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus (1818)
LibriVox recording of Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. Read by Cori Samuel. Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text.
Frankenstein: Mary W. Shelley, Read by LibriVox Volunteers
LibriVox recording of Frankenstein, or Modern Prometheus, by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. Read by LibriVox Volunteers. Source: LibriVox recording of Gutenberg e-text #84.
Frankenstein, Read by Caden Vaughn Clegg
LibriVox recording of Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley. Read by Caden Vaughn Clegg. Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text. Frankenstein begins in epistolary form.
Frankenstein (Dramatic Reading)
LibriVox recording of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. Read by LibriVox Volunteers. Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text.