Frankenstein, Or, The Modern Prometheus
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One of the cornerstones of Romantic fiction, Frankenstein, or, The modern Prometheus was originally Mary Shelley's entry in the famous ghost-story competition she entered in with her lover (and later husband) Percy Bysshe Shelley at Lord Byron's villa on Lake Geneva one rainy summer day i... Read More »
Since it's original publication in 1818, Frankenstein has lodged itself into the public consciousness. But far from the lumbering brute made famous by Boris Karloff, Mary Shelley's original deals with the universal themes of fear, prejudice and hubris. Gris Grimley's version doesn't change any ... Read More »
Most people are familiar with Frankenstein's monster as he is portrayed in the movies. The original, however, portrays the monster as a highly intelligent creature who is driven to revenge by the ignorant and fearful masses. Part horror story, part cutting social criticism, this classic tale le... Read More »
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