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Frankenstein - Mary Shelley (1818)

Mary Shelley began writing Frankenstein when she was only eighteen. At once a Gothic thriller, a passionate romance, and a cautionary tale about the dangers of science, Frankenstein tells the story of committed science student Victor Frankenstein. Obsessed with discovering the cause of generation and life and bestowing animation upon lifeless matter, Frankenstein assembles a human being from stolen body parts but; upon bringing it to life, he recoils in horror at the creature's hideousness. Tormented by isolation and loneliness, the once-innocent creature turns to evil and unleashes a campaign of murderous revenge against his creator, Frankenstein.

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  • Nancy L.

    Would you like to go deeper into Frankenstein? Berkeley is holding an online book club starting Feb 2. https://www.edx.org/course/frankenstein-or-modern-prometheus-uc-berkeleyx-colwri3-3x#.VLUaDZUtHIV

    1 · January 13, 2015

  • Donna N.

    I missed you guys! Looking forward to September already!

    July 9, 2014

    • Nancy L.

      We missed you, Donna. It was a great conversation. See you in September.

      1 · July 9, 2014

  • tom k.

    Lovely conversation from a diverse and friendly group of scholars . Thanks for coordinating the meet,Nancy.

    1 · July 9, 2014

  • Nancy L.

    A story within a story within a story

    July 9, 2014

  • Nancy L.

    It's stinkin' hot outside! I will try to get us a table at the café inside Barnes and Noble. If you can't find us, give me a call:[masked]

    July 8, 2014

  • Sumita

    I keep wanting to go to meetups but I have some serious bar studying to get finished. I did re-read Frankenstein though! Have fun tonight.

    July 8, 2014

    • Nancy L.

      Sumita: Feel free to add your comments about the book here. That way we can keep the conversation going :)

      July 8, 2014

  • Nancy L.

    Just in case you don't have time to finish the book before Tuesday, here's a recap of the story:
    http://www.sparknotes.com/sparknotes/video/frankenstein

    July 3, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, I've got another book group that night. But I love that book - have a fun discussion!

    July 1, 2014

    • Nancy L.

      Sorry that we'll miss you, Cindy.

      July 3, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Won't be there, but have a copy and will be reading ....

    June 17, 2014

  • Donna N.

    I am sorry to miss. See you in September!

    June 17, 2014

  • Nancy L.

    Frankenstein is one of my all time favorites. I'm looking forward to hearing what you all have to say.

    June 16, 2014

  • Barrywhy

    I've already finished the canine Lord of the Flies.

    May 5, 2014

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