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Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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Frankenstein is a novel that was written on 1818 by Mary Shelly. Gothic fiction is new to me. This is the first novel I read in this genre.  The story is about Frankenstein, a scientist, who creates a monster in his research of giving life to some inanimate object and the horror he faces because of that monster.

It was a superbly written book that you will not feel bored while reading it. The novel contains three stories. One is of Frankenstein, other being the story of Walton to whom Frankenstein tells about his story and there is another one, the story about cottagers that was told by the monster to Frankenstein. The other two stories could be published as short stories or novellas on their own.

I read that the book was a bold attempt at 1818. But now you may feel there is nothing controversial, but 200 years ago, you never know.

Author tries to make you sympathize with the monster instead of fearing him. In my case, she succeeded.   When the monster explains his story, you will definitely feel sorry for him.

If you are accustomed to modern-day thrillers, like me, you may feel his most of the narration of his childhood are irrelevant to the actual story, though not boring. But when the title reads ‘Frankenstein’, we can conclude that it is the story of Frankenstein who created the monster as part of his experiment, not of the monster. So we cannot say that his childhood is not related.

Mary Shelly is too good in describing the sceneries.  Be it Geneva or Swiss mounts or the Rhine or the beautiful places in England and Scotland, all were described so neatly that you can imagine it well in your mind while reading, also it induces the traveler in you to try to visit these places.

I would suggest this to anyone who has the habit of reading.

My Rating for this classic is ★★★★☆


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6 thoughts on “Frankenstein

  1. there are some movies too made on this novel.. try to watch them.. you will love it..

    You like and sympathize monsters eh??? 😀 😀

    I am yet to watch the movies.. but like to watch them than reading the book.. lets see 🙂

    Posted by kanagu | January 26, 2011, 6:42 pm
  2. This book is something I was not so sure about picking.. after reading your review, I guess I will add it to my list then 🙂

    Posted by Avada Kedavra | February 1, 2011, 12:09 pm
  3. Looks like an interesting book to me… The theme, for sure is interesting. I would love to know what people thought in the 19th century. But I am reading non-fiction these days, and will read this once I get back to fiction!

    Destination Infinity

    Posted by Destination Infinity | February 17, 2011, 10:37 am

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