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Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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Dec 01, 2011

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Victor Frankenstein, reveals his secrets on board a ship exploring the Arctic Ocean(The old dream of a northwest passage).Being rescued from an ice flow.He fears that no one will believe his story of creating a "monster", that kills.In the late 1700's who would? At first the leader of the crew Robert Walton, thinks Frankenstein is insane.After all, Victor was found with a dog sled in the middle of the sea!What was he doing there?Born and raised in Geneva, Switzerland to a good family, he attends the University in Ingolstadt, Bavaria.Studying chemistry , he soon becomes the top student in school.Even amazingly surpassing the professors.Frankenstein gets the bright idea to bring to life a new man, out of different body parts(The first mad scientist).Getting cold feet when the creature becomes alive and runs away..When Frankenstein nerves calm down, he returns and the monster is gone...Months pass but when a member of his family is murdered,Frankenstein knowns who's responsible.Meeting the monster on top of a glacier,Victor's creation demands that he make a female for the lonely "man".Travelling with his friend Henry Clerval on a trip through Europe and finally stopping on an island off the coast of Scotland.Sending Henry away and getting back to business.A new monster, female,but Frankenstein has second thoughts.Does he want a new tribe of people, capable of taking over the world.The problem is, that Frankenstein's monster has threatened to destroys his whole family, if he doesn't comply with his request.What would you do?
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Henry Avila Will as soon as I finish book.Henry

Henry Avila Brad,The book is 200 years old and a little over the top.But still fun to read.Henry

Renato Magalhães Rocha I really liked the story's frame and how you described it in your review, Henry. But I ended up not liking it very much...

Henry Avila The first modern sci- fi novel, but I liked Dracula better, still an interesting book, Renato. Thank you as always.

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