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Frankenstein: or The Modern Prometheus

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If I cannot inspire love, I will cause fear!

8 years ago at Nov 23 14:03
5 votes
I think it's certainly a masterpiece of literature.

Until now, I was in love with the film adaptation of Kenneth Branagh, now I think it was a good adaptation, I have certainly refresh it.

The book says a lot about feelings and emotions, this is definitely not horror, only the work describing the desires that direct human. The only downside for me, this damn language,... read more

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9 months, 3 weeks ago at Feb 15 4:06
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Frankenstein or the modern prometheus é um livro escrito pela inglesa Mary Shelley que narra a história de um cientista chamado Vitor Frankenstein que em um determinado dia decide criar um monstro que seria como um ser humano do qual seria dotado de inteligência e emoções o tornando uma espécie de Adão e Vitor uma espécie de Deus, mas o resultado termina com Vitor se arrependendo ao ver qu... read more
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Manufacturer: Penguin Classics
Release date: 1 May 2003
ISBN-10 : 0141439475 | ISBN-13: 9780141439471
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Magnific added this to a list 2 months, 3 weeks ago
my favorite books (58 books items)

"ethics + limits of science"


Magnific posted a review 9 months, 3 weeks ago

“Frankenstein or the modern prometheus é um livro escrito pela inglesa Mary Shelley que narra a história de um cientista chamado Vitor Frankenstein que em um determinado dia decide criar um monstro que seria como um ser humano do qual seria dotado de inteligência e emoções o tornando uma espécie de Adão e Vitor uma espécie de Deus, mas o resultado termina com Vitor se arrependendo ao ver que a criatura que criou era feio e disforme como um monstro. Frankenstein tem cerca de 200 anos e ainda hoje é uma das histórias mais conhecidas e ao mesmo tempo uma das menos compreendidas ao ser distorcida por Hollywood como uma simples historieta de terror genérica, coisa que surpreendentemente não é o caso e terminou sendo uma história genuinamente trágica, psicológica e com várias men” read more

PulpRoman added this to a list 3 years, 2 months ago
Books Read in 2019 (36 books items)

" “I ought to be thy Adam, but I am rather the fallen angel…” “Learn from me, if not by my precepts, at least by my example, how dangerous is the acquirement of knowledge, and how much happier that man is who believes his native town to be his world, than he who aspires to become greater than his nature will allow.”"


JxSxPx added this to a list 5 years, 3 months ago
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"What better way to learn how to be a person than to whip one up? Frankenstein's monster is the all-time most enduring image to cross from literature to pop culture and back. And at his gothic artificial heart, he represents a blank slate. Which is depressingly telling about what we chose to latch onto."