<em>Frankenstein</em> by Mary Shelly, Audiobook

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Frankenstein by Mary Shelly, Audiobook

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Audiobook of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein read by Georgia Southern faculty member Prof. John Van Stan.

This is a classic (gothic) horror story, and one of the earliest examples of science fiction. The main characters are Dr. Frankenstein and his creation, the daemon. Shelley called the scientist a "pale student of unhallowed arts" and his creation a "hideous phantasm of a man." This story is not only delightfully frightful, but arguably represents one of the clearest criticisms of science during a time when, like the daemon, it was leaving its own infancy and, like Dr. Frankenstein, testing its ethical boundaries. As Shelley said, "Frightful must it be; for supremely frightful would be the effect of any human endeavour to mock the stupendous mechanism of the Creator of the world. His success would terrify the artist; he would rush away from his odious handywork, horror-stricken."

VERY special thanks to John Coulthart for permission to use his awesome illustrations in the thumbnails! Please check out the book (Editorial Alma, Spain, 2018) and Coulthart's other work: http://www.johncoulthart.com/bibliopo... https://www.amazon.com/Frankenstein-C...

ISBN-13: 978-8415618799

ISBN-10: 8415618794

Links: https://librivox.org/frankenstein-or-... http://www.gutenberg.org/files/42324/

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10-14-2020

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Youtube

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English

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Arts and Humanities | English Language and Literature | Literature in English, Anglophone outside British Isles and North America

<em>Frankenstein</em> by Mary Shelly, Audiobook

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