Frankenstein (Kobo eBook)

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Mary Shelley's 'Frankenstein' is a groundbreaking work of Gothic fiction that examines themes of ambition, scientific ethics, and the consequences of playing god. Written in an epistolary style, the novel weaves together multiple narratives to create a complex and thought-provoking story that challenges societal norms and expectations. Set in the Romantic period, 'Frankenstein' reflects the anxieties surrounding technological advancements and the potential dangers of unchecked scientific experimentation. Shelley's vivid descriptions and intricate character development make the novel a timeless classic in the literary canon. Mary Shelley, inspired by a haunted summer in Switzerland, penned 'Frankenstein' at the young age of 18. As the daughter of famed writers Mary Wollstonecraft and William Godwin, Shelley was no stranger to intellectual pursuits and philosophical debates. Her personal experiences with loss and tragedy heavily influenced the themes present in 'Frankenstein', adding depth and emotion to the narrative. I highly recommend 'Frankenstein' to readers interested in exploring deep moral dilemmas, the limits of human ambition, and the consequences of overreaching scientific endeavors. Mary Shelley's masterpiece continues to captivate audiences with its complex characters and timeless themes.