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Frankenstein (Complete Classics)

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Publisher Comments:

Mary Shelley's poignant exploration of the true depths of ambition and humanity has had a profound effect on readers since its conception in 1816. When scientist Victor Frankenstein forms a creature from the body parts of corpses, thus shattering the perceived limits of scientific understanding, the consequences are devastating on both a personal and a wider level. Our natural sympathies are challenged as Frankenstein becomes disgusted with his creation, who, in turn, begins to suffer from an acute sense of loneliness. When his desire for a companion is thwarted, he vows to take revenge upon Frankenstein. What ensues is singularly chilling in this gothic classic, which has spawned numerous film and theatre interpretations.

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"This audio version of Shelley's classic hits all the book's emotional highpoints thanks to a terrific tag team of readers — a choice that is amply justified by the book's structure: explorer Robert Walton's correspondence with his sister; Victor Frankenstein's narration of his life and misguided efforts to play God; and the infamous monster's first-person account of how he made his way in the world. All three narrators are adept at modulating their tone to suit a scene's mood — Roger May reads Walton's sections, Daniel Philpott narrates Frankenstein's, and Jonathan Oliver handles the monster's sections — but the heavy lifting falls to Philpott, who conveys his character's passion, ambition, and ultimate horror at what his creation has done, which includes an accidental killing that strikes the scientist very close to home. For any listener familiar only with filmed treatments of this seminal tale of terror, this is a good way to experience the original." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781843794493
Author:
Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft
Publisher:
Naxos Audiobooks
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20111031
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "This audio version of Shelley's classic hits all the book's emotional highpoints thanks to a terrific tag team of readers — a choice that is amply justified by the book's structure: explorer Robert Walton's correspondence with his sister; Victor Frankenstein's narration of his life and misguided efforts to play God; and the infamous monster's first-person account of how he made his way in the world. All three narrators are adept at modulating their tone to suit a scene's mood — Roger May reads Walton's sections, Daniel Philpott narrates Frankenstein's, and Jonathan Oliver handles the monster's sections — but the heavy lifting falls to Philpott, who conveys his character's passion, ambition, and ultimate horror at what his creation has done, which includes an accidental killing that strikes the scientist very close to home. For any listener familiar only with filmed treatments of this seminal tale of terror, this is a good way to experience the original." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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