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    Book-It's 'Frankenstein' emphasizes gothic - Queen Anne & Magnolia News - Seattle, WA

    Oft portrayed on stage and screen (including multiple stage adaptations during the author’s own lifetime), Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s “Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus” continues to capture audience imagination in its myriad mutations. In spite of its gothic and melodramatic trappings, Shelley’s cautionary tale of the obsessed, young scientist Victor Frankenstein and his monstrous creation poses serious ethical questions akin to modern-day concerns surrounding cloning; some call it the first science-fiction novel.

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