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23 Facts About Frankenstein
Frankenstein tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, a young scientist who creates a sapient creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment.
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Frankenstein'slley started writing the story when she was 18, and the first edition was published anonymously in London on 1 January 1818, when she was 20.
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Frankenstein has been in pursuit of the gigantic man observed by Walton's crew.
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Frankenstein starts to recover from his exertion; he sees in Walton the same obsession that has destroyed him and recounts a story of his life's miseries to Walton as a warning.
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Frankenstein is obsessed with studying theories of alchemists, though when he is older he realizes that such theories are considerably outdated.
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Frankenstein found that people were afraid of him and hated him due to his appearance, which led him to fear and hide from them.
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Frankenstein argues that as a living being, he has a right to happiness.
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Frankenstein reminds them of why they chose to join the expedition and that it is hardship and danger, not comfort, that defines a glorious undertaking such as theirs.
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Frankenstein'slley grew close to her father, William Godwin, having never known her mother.
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Frankenstein'slley's father was a famous author of the time, and her education was of great importance to him, although it was not formal.
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Frankenstein'slley grew up surrounded by her father's friends, writers, and persons of political importance, who often gathered at the family home.
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Frankenstein'slley was heavily influenced by both of her parents' works.
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Frankenstein'slley wrote much of the book while residing in a lodging house in the centre of Bath in 1816.
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In 2008, the Bodleian published a new edition of Frankenstein, edited by Charles E Robinson, that contains comparisons of Mary Shelley's original text with Percy Shelley's additions and interventions alongside.
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In Shelley's original work, Victor Frankenstein discovers a previously unknown but elemental principle of life, and that insight allows him to develop a method to imbue vitality into inanimate matter, though the exact nature of the process is left ambiguous.
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The second English edition of Frankenstein was published on 11 August 1823 in two volumes following the success of the stage play Presumption; or, the Fate of Frankenstein by Richard Brinsley Peake.
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Frankenstein has been both well received and disregarded since its anonymous publication in 1818.
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Critical reception of Frankenstein has been largely positive since the mid-20th century.
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Frankenstein has frequently been recommended on Five Books, with literary scholars, psychologists, novelists, and historians citing it as an influential text.
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