One College – One Book: ‘Frankenstein’

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The book of the month for Franciscan College Gormanston is Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein; or the Modern Prometheus’. This book is part science-fiction and part Gothic and was first published anonymously in 1818.

The narrative is introduced by Captain Walton, an explorer who encounters the emaciated Victor Frankenstein. We become as curious as Walton to discover more about the mission that Dr. Frankenstein is on.

The novel has been the subject of many adaptations and hold the imagination captive.

It is available to read free online:

http://www.literature.org/authors/shelley-mary/frankenstein/

As always, we encourage as many students, parents, past-pupils and staff members to comment here and let us know your opinions on the book.