Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus is the original unedited 1818 version of the well known horror novel by Mary Wolstonecraft Shelley. There are many movies that have been made that were inspired by this story. Many of them are horror films and some are comedies based on Victor Frankenstein and the creature that he brings to life.
This was my first time ever reading the book and now I wonder why I never read it before. As I read it, I'd think back to the movies I've seen and see what was familiar and what was different. Most movies base this story in a dark and dank area full of mystery and a lot of times in a castle. After reading the book, I realized that it was written taking place in some of the most beautiful areas in the word meaning Switzerland and the Bavarian state of Germany. It was more of an apartment with a laboratory in it that he creates the creature, but he still does use lightning in order to still give it life. There were only five people killed in the book, only three of which were done ty the creature. Yes, people were frightened by the size and appearance, but the person he was out to torment was his creator, Victor Frankenstein. I saw a lot of differences in the book than what yo see in the movies.
You can download the book for free in various ebook formats form the following sites:
Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/84
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/frankenstein-or-the-modern-prometheus-shelley-mary/1123153952?ean=9789176370704
Tim's Rating: ****
(For out of five stars)
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