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Frankenstein Friday

October 26th is Frankenstein Friday! This holiday is meant to be a celebration of Frankenstein's true creator, Mary Shelley. And we can say a special Thank you to Boris Karloff, who played the Monster in the 1931 classic film.

You can celebrate with us by downloading a free copy of the classic here, checking out details of the novel in one of our databases, or dropping by your local Pioneer hometown library checking it out in person.

Frankenstein book coverFrankenstein by Mary Shelley Call Number SHELLEY

Mary Shelley's timeless gothic novel presents the epic battle between man and monster at its greatest literary pitch. In trying to create life, the young student Victor Frankenstein unleashes forces beyond his control, setting into motion a long and tragic chain of events that brings Victor to the very brink of madness. How he tries to destroy his creation, as it destroys everything Victor loves, is a powerful story of love, friendship, scientific hubris, and horror. This heavily revised second edition includes the originally published 1818 text of the first edition publication of Mary Shelley's much discussed, analyzed, and critiqued Frankenstein, a new introduction, explanatory annotations, and several illustrations new to this edition. Also included are many new major interpretations, a chronology, and selected bibliography. The section on contexts includes commentary on composition, the significance of place, reception and impact, and sources and influences.

Frankenstein film cover.Frankenstein [1931] ; director, James Whale

Based on the story by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. A scientist creates a terrifying yet strangely sympathetic monster. All-new bonus material and digitally remastered picture. Not rated. Starring Boris Karloff, Colin Clive, and Mae Clarke.
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