Mary Shelley wrote, when she was nineteen, “Frankenstein”, one of the most famous gothic novels of the times. However when this book was published for fist time (1817), it wasn’t published bay no name; but fourteen years later appeared the third edition, by Mary’s name. it was de first time that Mary Shelly appeared as the Frankenstein’s author.
The general idea about this story is that there is a scientist who wants to give life to a man that was made by parts of seven men.
[If you don’t know what “gothic” means, here is its definition: Gothic is a strange genre of literature that combines two elements, horror and romance.
Prominent features of Gothic fiction include terror (psychological and physical), mystery, the supernatural, ghosts, haunted houses and Gothic architecture, castles, darkness, death, secrets and curses.]
With the passing of the years the novel, become famous; so much that in 1931 appeared the film.
- The author: http://education.yahoo.com/homework_help/cliffsnotes/frankenstein/1.html
- The kind of the novel and its characteristics: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gothic_novel
- Video: http://youtube.com/watch?v=EYCnNb5Iyak
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