Wishlist Wednesday #1

Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop hosted by Pen to Paper where we will post about one book per week that has been on our wishlist for some time, or just added (it’s entirely up to you), that we can’t wait to get off the wishlist and onto our wonderful shelves. Also, to do a post telling our readers about the book and why it’s on our wishlist.

Wishlist Wednesday

 

The book which has been on my list for quite sometime is Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.

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Blurb: 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.

Frankenstein, an instant bestseller and an important ancestor of both the horror and science fiction genres, not only tells a terrifying story, but also raises profound, disturbing questions about the very nature of life and the place of humankind within the cosmos: What does it mean to be human? What responsibilities do we have to each other? How far can we go in tampering with Nature? In our age, filled with news of organ donation genetic engineering, and bio-terrorism, these questions are more relevant than ever.

My reason: As a literature student, I was introduced to Frankenstein in my first year of college. This classic intrigued me from the very first, that’s why I can’t wait to read it. I’ve vowed to read it within this year and I hope I succeed in that!

 

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4 thoughts on “Wishlist Wednesday #1

  1. It’s been such a long time for me since I read Frankenstein! I picked up a copy at a used book sale last year, and I really hope to re-read it soon. I hope you enjoy it!

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