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Frankenstein (Excerpt)

|| Brilliant, driven, Victor Frankenstein has at last realized his greatest ambition: the scientist has succeeded in creating intelligent life. But when his creature first stirs, Frankenstein realizes he has made a monster. Abandoned by its maker and shunned by everyone who sees it, the doctor's creation sets out to destroy him and all that he holds dear.

Frankenstein (Excerpt)

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein remains one of the greatest horror stories ever written, a book that chillingly captures the unforeseen terror of playing God and the heartstopping fear of being pursued by a powerful, relentless killer.

Brilliant, driven, Victor Frankenstein has at last realized his greatest ambition: the scientist has succeeded in creating intelligent life. But when his creature first stirs, Frankenstein realizes he has made a monster. Abandoned by its maker and shunned by everyone who sees it, the doctor’s creation sets out to destroy him and all that he holds dear.

For Halloween, we are pleased to provide an excerpt from Shelley’s classic tale, widely regarded as the first genuine science fiction novel. In the following passage, the monster confronts Victor, reprimanding his creator for his neglectful treatment and begging him to make ammends…

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