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Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus

Mary Shelley

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Mary Shelley began writing Frankenstein when she was only eighteen. At once a Gothic thriller, a passionate romance, and a cautionary tale about the dangers of science, Frankenstein tells the story of committed science student Victor Frankenstein. Obsessed with discovering "the cause of generation and life" and "bestowing animation upon lifeless matter," Frankenstein assembles a human being from stolen body parts. However, upon bringing it to life, he recoils in horror at the creature's hideousness. Tormented by isolation and loneliness, the once-innocent creature turns to evil and unleashes a campaign of murderous revenge against his creator, Frankenstein. Frankenstein, an instant bestseller and an important ancestor of both the horror and science fiction genres, not only tells a terrifying story but also raises profound, disturbing questions about the very nature of life and the place of humankind within the cosmos: What does it mean to be human? What responsibilities do we have to each other? And how far can we go in tampering with Nature?

Language:

English

Narrators:

Simon Vance

Length:

8h 21m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

08:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:12


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

02:01


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

17:19


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

11:40


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

15:09


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

17:43


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

16:20


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

15:04


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

17:01


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

23:32


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

20:10


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

14:46


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

16:35


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

19:41


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

15:09


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

14:30


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

11:50


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

22:13


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

22:18


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

13:24


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

18:30


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

16:49


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

22:51


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

23:29


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

22:25


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

16:42


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

30:30


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

27:45