Mary Shelleys Frankenstein Book Report/Review
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... SHELLEY'S LIFE AND "FRANKENSTEIN" Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" appeared as a result of the ghost story contest among Lord Byron, John Polidori, Mary Shelley and her husband, occurred during the summer of 1816, when literary geniuses spent rainy evenings near Lake Geneva discussing the questions of vitalism. Later, in her first introduction to "Frankenstein," Mary Shelley explained the rationale behind the novel: "I busied myself to think of a storyone which would speak to the mysterious fears of our nature, and awaken thrilling horrorcurdle the blood, and quicken the beatings of the heart" (Shelley, 169). From the critical perspective, Mary Shelley achieved every mentioned of her artistic goals, ...