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This novel includes themes of violence, death, abandonment, and revenge. It also deals with ethical dilemmas, societal rejection, discrimination, and intense isolation. Please consider these factors given your comfort level and mental wellbeing before reading.
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About the Author

Mary Shelley (1797-1851) was an English novelist, best known for her novel "Frankenstein," written when she was just eighteen. She was a significant figure in the Romantic literary movement and the wife of poet Percy Bysshe Shelley.

Story Overview

"Frankenstein" by Mary Shelley is a compelling masterpiece that combines elements of Gothic horror and science fiction.

In this gripping narrative, we meet Victor Frankenstein, an ambitious young scientist who achieves the unimaginable - giving life to an inanimate body. However, horrified by his creation's monstrous appearance, Victor abandons it.

Abandoned and alone, the intelligent yet grotesque creature struggles with rejection and loneliness, setting the stage for a vengeful plan that brings horrifying consequences.

Shelley's novel probes deep into ethical questions about science, creation, and humanity, making "Frankenstein" not just a thrilling read, but a timeless contemplation on the nature of life and responsibility. This literary classic is a must-have for every book collection.

The Power of Passage Markers

Synchronized Materials

Each text is broken down into numbered passages, synchronized across all versions, enabling every student to follow along in class discussions, regardless of the reading level they are using.

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A Multimedia Reading Experience

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