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Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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it was amazing

** spoiler alert ** Shelley's original piece is far and away superior to everything Hollywood has since attempted. A notable exception is granted to Gene Wilder's hilarious, Young Frankenstein.
Shelley's tormented yet eloquent creature, far from being the black and white creature painted by pop culture, despite his crimes is one who draws our sympathy. Perhaps even to the point where the reader could even see the creature's creator, Victor Frankenstein, as the greater monster.

At no point does the reader develop much empathy for Victor Frankenstein. He fails in every way to fulfill his moral obligations, first to the creature, and after wards to those for whom their lives are endangered. And perhaps it is poor innocet Justine, who is given the extreme penalty at the hands of the law, who suffers the greatest because of Frankenstein's need to protect his own reputation.

Be prepared, this is the proto-typical Victorian era novel complete with extensive descriptive passages.

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