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Frankenstein; or The Modern Prometheus (1818)

Mary Shelley

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is a novel written by the British author Mary Shelley. Shelley wrote the novel when she was 18 years old. The first edition was published anonymously in London in 1818, and this audiobook is read from that text. Shelley's name appeared on the revised third edition, published in 1831. The title of the novel refers to the scientist, Victor Frankenstein, who learns how to create life and creates a being in the likeness of man, but larger than average and more powerful. In modern popular culture, people have tended to refer to the Creature as "Frankenstein" (especially in films since 1931), despite this being the name of the scientist, and the creature being unnamed in the book itself. Frankenstein is a novel infused with elements of the Gothic novel and the Romantic movement. It was also a warning against the "over-reaching" of modern man and the Industrial Revolution, alluded to in the novel's subtitle, The Modern Prometheus. The story has had an influence across literature and popular culture and spawned a complete genre of horror stories and films. It is arguably considered the first fully-realised science fiction novel and raises many issues still relevant to today's society. (Summary from wikipedia.org, adapted by Cori Samuel.)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

8h


Chapters

Free Sample

04:35

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:37


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:53


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:51


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

01:51


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

14:46


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

20:02


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

15:18


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

17:25


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

15:41


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

17:32


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

25:00


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

19:51


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

13:44


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

14:58


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

18:26


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

13:57


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

14:15


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

11:38


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

20:33


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

19:58


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

12:59


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

18:05


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

16:04


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

22:46


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

23:23


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

21:18


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

16:30


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

19:59


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

35:31