92 pages

English language

Published Feb. 23, 1997 by Dover Publications.

ISBN:
978-0-486-29930-3
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OCLC Number:
36662986

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4 stars (35 reviews)

A brilliant young scientist's fascination with the hidden secrets of life results in the making of a horrifying monster with a bloody taste for revenge. Specially abridged for young readers, this new version of the suspenseful 1817 classic includes 22 illustrations by Thea Kliros.

51 editions

Review of 'Frankenstein' on 'Goodreads'

3 stars

This really is the first time I've picked up the original Frankenstein, and it was not at all what I'd expected, not one bit. Years ago, I'd seen a couple movies based on this classic, but neither version had much resemblance to Mary Shelley's original story. One of the most vivid scenes I can remember seeing in the movies was of Frankenstein's monster being chased by a band of villagers with torches, out to destroy this deformed creature, but nothing of the sort ever happens in the book.

Mary Shelley's story is the tragedy of a life brought into existence without any regard for that life; Frankenstein's monster does not even possess a name, much less the compassion of any other being on earth.

This novel actually begins aboard a ship, with the lonely Captain Walton writing letters to his sister, lamenting his extreme lonliness and lack of friends aboard …

Review of 'Frankenstein ou Le Prométhée moderne' on 'Goodreads'

1 star

Bon, je crois que tout le monde ici connaît à peu près l’histoire : Frankenstein créé un monstre, qui lui échappe et devient son persécuteur. Pour tout dire, j’ai rarement été aussi déçu par un bouquin.
En effet, Frankenstein, au même titre que Dracula, fait partie de l’inconscient collectif. On a tous en tête le visage couturé de ce monstre, créé lors d’une nuit d’orage et qui ne cherche que le meurtre. La réalité de ce livre est tout autre.
Frankenstein est une espèce d’incurable romantique, considérablement attaqué par la mélancolie du XIXème, et qui arrive, on ne sait comment, à créer son monstre.
Aussitôt après la création, ce brave créateur tombe malade devant l’horrible apparence de son monstre et l’abandonne à lui-même. Le temps passe, et les crimes s’ammoncellent, lui permettant de comprendre que c’est sa créature qui les commet.
Bien sûr, avec une grandeur d’âme caractéristique, il passe …

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Subjects

  • Monsters -- Fiction.
  • Horror stories.