Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus (Edition 1831) by SHELLEY, Mary Wollstonecraft

Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus (Edition 1831) by SHELLEY, Mary Wollstonecraft

Sinopse

A mentally unstable genius, Victor Frankenstein, inspired by the dreams of ancient alchemists and empowered by modern science, creates a humanoid but fails to nurture and educate it after it comes to life. It wanders alone into a hostile world, where fear of its size and ugliness subjects it to violence and ostracism, which in time it learns to blame upon its maker. As compensation for its suffering, it demands that he create a companion with whom to share its outcast life. Moved by the creatures account of its sufferings, the scientist agrees, but a long period of procrastination awakens doubts that ultimately cause him to break his promise. In retaliation, the creature begins a campaign of vengeance. Although its serious crimes are limited to those which will wound his makers heart, Victor imagines much more widespread harm, supposing the human race itself to be the creatures intended victim. There then follows a chase into the frozen north, which the creature prolongs so as to destroy his pursuer by exposure and exhaustion. This story, narrated by Victor, forms a frame surrounding the creatures tale of its wanderings, education, and unhappy encounters with human beings. Victors narrative is itself framed within a series of letters written by the young mariner who rescues him from an iceberg while engaged in his own ambitious scientific endeavor, searching for the North Pole. This novel was begun while the author and her lover, Percy Shelley, were in hiding from her father and Percys wife on the shores of Lake Geneva, where they were the frequent house guests of Lord Byron. The young people all began to write ghost stories, but only Marys was destined to enjoy success. The novel was published in 1818. Percy contributed a preface and later made extensive emendations. After his death Mary herself thoroughly revised the text and published it again in 1831. This is the text read in this project. (Summary by Thomas Copeland)

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Episódios

  • Part 28: Chapter 24

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  • Part 27: Chapter 23

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  • Part 26: Chapter 22

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  • Part 25: Chapter 21

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  • Part 24: Chapter 20

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  • Part 23: Chapter 19

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  • Part 22: Chapter 18

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  • Part 21: Chapter 17

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  • Part 20: Chapter 16

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  • Part 19: Chapter 15

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  • Part 18: Chapter 14

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  • Part 17: Chapter 13

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  • Part 16: Chapter 12

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  • Part 15: Chapter 11

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  • Part 14: Chapter 10

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  • Part 13: Chapter 09

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  • Part 12: Chapter 08

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  • Part 11: Chapter 07

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  • Part 10: Chapter 06

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  • Part 09: Chapter 05

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  • Part 08: Chapter 04

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  • Part 07: Chapter 03

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  • Part 06: Chapter 02

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  • Part 05: Chapter 01

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  • Part 04: Letter 4

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  • Part 03: Letter 3

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  • Part 02: Letter 2

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  • Part 01: Letter 1

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  • Part 00: Intro & Preface

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