Eats, Shoots & Reads

Reads #5: Frankenstein

Eats, Shoots & Reads

The last letter of my previous book, “Wuthering Heights”, is an H. Helene Hayes has been very kind and chosen the classic…

Reads #5: Frankenstein

Frankenstein – Mary Shelley

Penguin Classics, 265 pages.

“Frankenstein” or, The Modern Prometheus was written by the 18 year old Mary Shelley and was first (anonymously) published in 1818 and later in 1823 in France with a publishing run of just 500 copies. It has since been adapted into numerous plays and films, the most recent of which was “Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein” in 1994.

Yet another classic added to the reading list. I… like many others, expect this book to be a gruesome and horrific tale of monsters but I’m informed its a story of love, creation and longing so I can’t wait to get stuck in and see where it takes me!

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