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Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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it was amazing
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“Did I request thee, Maker, from my clay / To mould me Man, did I solicit thee / From darkness to promote me?” starts one of the darkest and most beautiful novels I've read so far.

Every kind of misdeed happens between two poles: an intellectual “monster” who finds himself treated as the fallen angel for no apparent misdeed, and his cruel and irresponsible creator.

The story, in its deeply nested layers of narration, is full of questions about creation, God, responsibility, romanticism, socialization, loneliness, obsessions, and sanity.
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Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
“Learn from me, if not by my precepts, at least by my example, how dangerous is the acquirement of knowledge, and how much happier that man is who believes his native town to be his world, than he who aspires to become greater than his nature will allow.”
Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
“Enter the house of mourning, my friend, but with kindness and affection for those who love you, and not with hatred for your enemies.”
Mary Shelley, Frankenstein


Reading Progress

November 23, 2013 – Started Reading
November 23, 2013 – Shelved
December 10, 2013 – Finished Reading
January 11, 2014 – Shelved as: favorites

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