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Frankenstein

Mary Shelley

Frankenstein is a masterpiece of nineteenth-century Gothicism and the prototype of the twentieth-century science-fiction novel. It was conceived in the Swiss Alps in mid-June 1816 after a conversation about bringing corpses to life provoked a nightmare, and was written over the next eleven months in largely morbid circumstances. Death and the terrors of childbirth--as much as Romanticism, a burgeoning awareness of unconscious drives, and contemporary ideas of atheism, the collapse of the social contract, and the corrupting influence of society on human nature--inform this story of a man (or monster) built by Dr. Victor Frankenstein and brought to life by electricity. The monster's culpability for various horrific acts, his powerlessness in the face of his complete ostracism from society, and Dr. Frankenstein's lies, abdication of responsibility, and the pain he inflicts on his creation raised chilling questions that made the novel an immediate bestseller. From the Hardcover edition.

Frankenstein is a masterpiece of nineteenth-century Gothicism and the prototype of the twentieth-century science-fiction novel. It was conceived in the Swiss Alps in mid-June 1816 after a conversation about bringing corpses to life provoked a nightmare, and was written over the next eleven months in largely morbid circumstances. Death and the terrors of childbirth--as much as Romanticism, a burgeoning awareness of unconscious drives, and contemporary ideas of atheism, the collapse of the social contract, and the corrupting influence of society on human nature--inform this story of a man (or monster) built by Dr. Victor Frankenstein and brought to life by electricity. The monster's culpability for various horrific acts, his powerlessness in the face of his complete ostracism from society, and Dr. Frankenstein's lies, abdication of responsibility, and the pain he inflicts on his creation raised chilling questions that made the novel an immediate bestseller. From the Hardcover edition.
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Frankenstein is a masterpiece of nineteenth-century Gothicism and the prototype of the twentieth-century science-fiction novel. It was conceived in the Swiss Alps in mid-June 1816 after a conversation about bringing corpses to life provoked a nightmare, and was written over the next eleven months in largely morbid circumstances. Death and the terrors of childbirth--as much as Romanticism, a burgeoning awareness of unconscious drives, and contemporary ideas of atheism, the collapse of the social contract, and the corrupting influence of society on human nature--inform this story of a man (or monster) built by Dr. Victor Frankenstein and brought to life by electricity. The monster's culpability for various horrific acts, his powerlessness in the face of his complete ostracism from society, and Dr. Frankenstein's lies, abdication of responsibility, and the pain he inflicts on his creation raised chilling questions that made the novel an immediate bestseller. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jim Weiss

Length:

9h 58m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

46:18


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

13:28


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

18:30


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

20:55


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

19:19


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

17:25


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

19:20


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

27:01


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

24:58


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

17:25


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

20:35


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

24:38


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

17:56


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

18:06


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

14:28


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

27:22


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

25:48


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

15:01


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

20:49


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

17:53


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

25:22


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

26:28


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

26:34


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

20:17


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

01:12:25


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

00:10