Frankenstein, or, The modern Prometheus
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Frankenstein, or, The modern Prometheus, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. Revised version of http://ota.ox.ac.uk/id/1922 . Frankenstein / Mary W. Shelley Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, 1797-1851 xii, 242 p. ; 18 cm. Dent ; Dutton London ; New York 1912 Everyman's library ; no. 616 General editor of series: Ernest Rhys
This book is supposed to be read in 8th grade and I'm in 5th and It was hard at first but you get used to it! It is a great book
Mary Shelly Masterpiece
The striking relevance to today’s issues underscores why this book is a timeless classic which has endured 100+ years
The issues before us include the tech industry and the relentless pursuit of pure science which also underscores the idea of “ just because we can doesn’t mean we should”.
Our current world is changing at lightening speeds while the essence of humankind remains unchanged. Shelly captures longing, abandonment and our questions about God, or a greater authority, detailing our longing for answers about moral/ethical answers to questions posed about “what makes us human”?
Shelly deserves incredible respect for her insights which are all the more amazing given the fact she completed this book at the age of 19.
Reading this book again has reinforced the fact that the author has posed deep questions hidden in the enjoyment of reading a horror story