A young idealistic student neglects his family and friends for an obsessive quest to harness the power of life itself. Victor Frankenstein's desperate struggle to escape the unintended consequences of his success comes to take over his life. Mary Shelley's novel is more than the horror story of a brutish monster made famous in the movies. It is an insightful and disturbing gothic novel that encompasses philosophy, religion, science fiction, and psychological horror that has resonated with two centuries of readers.Keynote Classics(TM)
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