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Frankenstein

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

On the deck of his ice-imprisoned ship, explorer Robert Walton watches from a great distance as an enormous apparition travels with much haste across the frozen shore. The next day, Walton fishes from the sea a melancholy scientist named Frankenstein, who shares with Walton the horrifying account of his life and of the “hideous progeny” he set loose upon the world. Frankenstein was written while 19-year-old Mary Shelley vacationed in Geneva with poets Percy Bysshe Shelley and Lord Byron. An incessantly rainy summer prompted Byron to challenge the members of the party to write a tale of the supernatural. While listening to a discussion concerning the theory of electrical reanimation, Mary Shelley was struck, almost to terror, with the idea for Frankenstein: “The idea so possessed my mind that a thrill of fear ran through me, and I wished to exchange the ghastly image of my fancy for the realities around …” A universal classic, Mary Shelley’s romantic tale of an ambitious doctor who places himself in the dangerous role of God was first published anonymously in 1818. Master narrator George Guidall skillfully brings to life the doctor and his unhappy creation.

On the deck of his ice-imprisoned ship, explorer Robert Walton watches from a great distance as an enormous apparition travels with much haste across the frozen shore. The next day, Walton fishes from the sea a melancholy scientist named Frankenstein, who shares with Walton the horrifying account of his life and of the “hideous progeny” he set loose upon the world. Frankenstein was written while 19-year-old Mary Shelley vacationed in Geneva with poets Percy Bysshe Shelley and Lord Byron. An incessantly rainy summer prompted Byron to challenge the members of the party to write a tale of the supernatural. While listening to a discussion concerning the theory of electrical reanimation, Mary Shelley was struck, almost to terror, with the idea for Frankenstein: “The idea so possessed my mind that a thrill of fear ran through me, and I wished to exchange the ghastly image of my fancy for the realities around …” A universal classic, Mary Shelley’s romantic tale of an ambitious doctor who places himself in the dangerous role of God was first published anonymously in 1818. Master narrator George Guidall skillfully brings to life the doctor and his unhappy creation.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

On the deck of his ice-imprisoned ship, explorer Robert Walton watches from a great distance as an enormous apparition travels with much haste across the frozen shore. The next day, Walton fishes from the sea a melancholy scientist named Frankenstein, who shares with Walton the horrifying account of his life and of the “hideous progeny” he set loose upon the world. Frankenstein was written while 19-year-old Mary Shelley vacationed in Geneva with poets Percy Bysshe Shelley and Lord Byron. An incessantly rainy summer prompted Byron to challenge the members of the party to write a tale of the supernatural. While listening to a discussion concerning the theory of electrical reanimation, Mary Shelley was struck, almost to terror, with the idea for Frankenstein: “The idea so possessed my mind that a thrill of fear ran through me, and I wished to exchange the ghastly image of my fancy for the realities around …” A universal classic, Mary Shelley’s romantic tale of an ambitious doctor who places himself in the dangerous role of God was first published anonymously in 1818. Master narrator George Guidall skillfully brings to life the doctor and his unhappy creation.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Tom Casaletto, George Guidall

Length:

9h 46m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

01:01:48


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

13:20


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

17:30


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

20:18


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

19:19


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

16:09


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

18:39


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

25:44


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

21:56


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

16:11


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

22:05


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

23:27


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

17:00


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

16:01


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

12:54


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

24:05


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

24:24


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

14:02


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

19:58


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

18:25


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

27:24


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

25:23


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

24:45


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

19:14


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

01:06:38