Frankenstein; or The Modern Prometheus (1818)

Mary Wollstonecraft SHELLEY (1797 - 1851)

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.)

Genre(s): Horror & Supernatural Fiction, Literary Fiction

Language: English

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Play 01 01 - Dedication and Preface Cori Samuel
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Play 02 02 - Vol. I, Letter I Cori Samuel
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Play 03 03 - Vol. I, Letter II Cori Samuel
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Play 04 04 - Vol. I, Letter III Cori Samuel
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Play 05 05 - Vol. I, Letter IV Cori Samuel
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Play 06 06 - Vol. I, Chapter I Cori Samuel
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Play 07 07 - Vol. I, Chapter II Cori Samuel
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Play 08 08 - Vol. I, Chapter III Cori Samuel
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Play 09 09 - Vol. I, Chapter IV Cori Samuel
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Play 10 10 - Vol. I, Chapter V Cori Samuel
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Play 11 11 - Vol. I, Chapter VI Cori Samuel
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Play 12 12 - Vol. I, Chapter VII Cori Samuel
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Play 13 13 - Vol. II, Chapter I Cori Samuel
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Play 14 14 - Vol. II, Chapter II Cori Samuel
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Play 15 15 - Vol. II, Chapter III Cori Samuel
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Play 16 16 - Vol. II, Chapter IV Cori Samuel
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Play 17 17 - Vol. II, Chapter V Cori Samuel
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Play 18 18 - Vol. II, Chapter VI Cori Samuel
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Play 19 19 - Vol. II, Chapter VII Cori Samuel
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Play 20 20 - Vol. II, Chapter VIII Cori Samuel
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Play 21 21 - Vol. II, Chapter IX Cori Samuel
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Play 22 22 - Vol. III, Chapter I Cori Samuel
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Play 23 23 - Vol. III, Chapter II Cori Samuel
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Play 24 24 - Vol. III, Chapter III Cori Samuel
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Play 25 25 - Vol. III, Chapter IV Cori Samuel
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Play 26 26 - Vol. III, Chapter V Cori Samuel
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Play 27 27 - Vol. III, Chapter VI Cori Samuel
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Play 28 28 - Vol. III, Chapter VII Cori Samuel
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Play 29 29 - Vol. III, Letters Cori Samuel
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