Dr. Victor Frankenstein, an ambitious young scientist, is consumed by a fanatic desire to create a living being. He fashions an eight-foot-tall creature and succeeds in animating him, but, horrified by his visage, perceives his creation to be a monster and frightens him away. The monster, wandering in search of human companionship, is spurned and repulsed by all he approaches and learns to hate and to kill. He confronts his maker with a terrible choice: unless Frankenstein creates for him a mate, he will go on a rampage of destruction.
Frankenstein, a masterpiece of 19th-century Gothic horror and considered to be the first science-fiction novel, is a subversive tale about the corrupt tendencies in humanity's most "civilized" ambitions.
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First-Class Reading of this Profound Tale
Yes. The cast really brought it to life and the "voices" were perfectly pitched for the tone and age of the material.
There's shades of Poe in the Frankenstein narration. Certainly he needs to cheer up a bit, and oh yes maybe realise it's his mess so he should clear it up.
Walton. I could listen to Simon Templeman all day.
When the creature realises he will never be accepted by other people.