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Frankenstein

by Mary Shelley

Mary Shelley began writing Frankenstein when she was only eighteen. At once a Gothic thriller, a passionate romance, and a cautionary tale about the dangers of science, Frankenstein tells the story of committed science student Victor Frankenstein. Obsessed...

Mary Shelley began writing Frankenstein when she was only eighteen. At once a Gothic thriller, a passionate romance, and a cautionary tale about the dangers of science, Frankenstein tells the story of committed science student Victor Frankenstein. Obsessed with discovering the cause of generation and life and bestowing animation upon lifeless matter, Frankenstein assembles a human being from stolen body parts but; upon bringing it to life, he recoils in horror at the creature's hideousness. Tormented by isolation and loneliness, the once-innocent creature turns to evil and unleashes a campaign of murderous revenge against his creator, Frankenstein.

Frankenstein, an instant bestseller and an important ancestor of both the horror and science fiction genres, not only tells a terrifying story, but also raises profound, disturbing questions about the very nature of life and the place of humankind within the cosmos: What does it mean to be human? What responsibilities do we have to each other? How far can we go in tampering with Nature? In our age, filled with news of organ donation genetic engineering, and bio-terrorism, these questions are more relevant than ever.

Paperback - 273 pages - in English - $10.00
ISBN: 0141439475 (ISBN13: 9780141439471)
Published May 6, 2003 by Penguin Books Ltd
First published 1818

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Advisory is a class that centers around socio-emotional learning, college readiness, and academic support. I believe that these 3 themes can be met through...

Advisory is a class that centers around socio-emotional learning, college readiness, and academic support. I believe that these 3 themes can be met through reading. Students spend 15 minutes a day reading a book of their choice, these books can serve as options in our class library.

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