Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus, is Mary Shelley's passionate and Gothic tale of terror, in which a man's desire to know the unknowable sweeps him into a living nightmare. Victor Frankenstein's experiments with life itself give birth to an extraordinary force with the potential for either good or evil.More
"This tale...has been regarded as the origin of modern science fiction." (The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature")
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Absolutely! To me, it is a not about the classic tale of terror but its underlying story of both the beauty and tenderness of the human heart and the consequence of mankind's tendency towards prejudice and fear of the unknown.
Not sure. In my mind, Frankenstein stands in a category of its own. However, I did appreciate the literary thoughtfulness with which this tale was written. To me, the story and language is both poetic and eloquent.
As soon as I found out there was a version of one of my favourite novels (Frankenstein) that was read by my favourite Shakespeare actor of all time, I immediately downloaded it--no need to preview! As usual, Branagh did NOT disappoint :). Although I admit I may be somewhat biased (he's one of my favourite actors of all time), I think you'll agree, Branagh can tell a tale like few others!
I just closed my eyes and let Branagh tell this classic tale.