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Frankenstein o el moderno Prometeo Audiobook

Frankenstein o el moderno Prometeo

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Narrator: Jordi Boixaderas Release Date: November 2019

Grandes Clásicos Literatura Random House recupera en una nueva traducción este gran clásico imperecedero de la literatura gótica. «El mito de Frankenstein proyecta su espectacular sombra so- bre las inmensas bibliotecas de la literatura y el cine occidental.» Alberto Manguel En el verano de 1816, el poeta Percy B. Shelley y su esposa Mary se reunieron con Lord Byron y su médico en una villa a orillas del lago Leman. A instancias de Lord Byron y para animar una velada tormentosa, decidieron que cada uno inventaría una historia de fantasmas. La más callada y reservada, Mary Shelley, dio vida así a quien sería su personaje más famoso: el doctor Frankenstein. Al cabo de un año completaría la novela. La historia es de todos conocida: un científico decide crear una criatura con vida propia a la que luego rechaza. Metáfora sobre la vida, la libertad y el amor, Frankenstein o el moderno Prometeo es una maravillosa fábula con todos los ingredientes de los grandes mitos, un gran clásico que ahora recuperamos con una nueva traducción y precedido de un espléndido estudio de Alberto Manguel sobre la influencia del mito en el imaginario del cine. «Cuando esos músculos y esas articulaciones adquirieron la facultad de moverse, aquel ser se convirtió en algo tan indescriptible que ni siquiera Dante habría sido capaz de concebir nada igual.»

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Frankenstein: Penguin Classics Audiobook

Frankenstein: Penguin Classics

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Narrator: Colin Salmon, Peter Noble Release Date: September 2019

Brought to you by Penguin. This Penguin Classic is performed by Colin Salmon known for his starring roles in Resident Evil and Alien Vs Predator. He is also known for his role as Charles Robinson alongside Pierce Brosnan's James Bond. This definitive recording includes an Introduction by Maurice Hindle, read by Peter Noble. A terrifying vision of scientific progress without moral limits, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein leads the reader on an unsettling journey from the sublime beauty of the Swiss alps to the desolate waste of the arctic circle. Obsessed with the idea of creating life itself, Victor Frankenstein plunders graveyards for the material with which to fashion a new being, shocking his creation to life with electricity. But this botched creature, rejected by its creator and denied human companionship, sets out to destroy Frankenstein and all that he holds dear. Mary Shelley's chilling gothic tale was conceived when she was only eighteen, living with her lover Percy Shelley near Lord Byron's villa on Lake Geneva. It would become the world's most famous work of Gothic horror, and Frankenstein's monster an instantly-recognisable symbol of the limits of human creativity.

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Two Horror Classics: Frankenstein and Dracula Audiobook

Two Horror Classics: Frankenstein and Dracula

Author: Mary Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Narrator: Gildart Jackson Release Date: October 2018

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley In this tale of bio-engineering gone horribly wrong, Victor Frankenstein uses body parts of the dead to bring a creature to life. When Frankenstein abandons his experiment in horror, the Monster embarks on a quest that results in the ultimate revenge. Dracula by Bram Stoker In this timeless gothic vampire romance, young solicitor Jonathan Harker must shield his fianc?©e, Mina, from the predations of the insatiable Count Dracula. Mysteriously drawn to the Count, Mina, however, struggles to break free from the psychic grip of the mysterious dark stranger from Transylvania.

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Frankenstein Audiobook

Frankenstein

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Narrator: Matt Montanez Release Date: November 2017

Frankenstein begins in epistolary form, documenting the correspondence between Captain Robert Walton and his sister, Margaret Walton Saville. Walton sets out to explore the North Pole and expand his scientific knowledge in hopes of achieving fame and friendship. The ship becomes trapped in ice, and, one day, the crew sees a dog sled in the distance, on which there is the figure of a giant man. Hours later, the crew finds a frozen and emaciated man, Victor Frankenstein, in desperate need of sustenance. Frankenstein had been in pursuit of the gigantic man observed by Walton's crew when all but one of his dogs died. He had broken apart his dog sled to make oars and rowed an ice-raft toward the vessel. Frankenstein starts to recover from his exertion and recounts his story to Walton. Before beginning his story, Frankenstein warns Walton of the wretched effects of allowing ambition to push one to aim beyond what one is capable of achieving. In telling his story to the captain, Frankenstein finds peace within himself.

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Frankenstein Audiobook

Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Narrator: Thibault Gray Release Date: November 2017

Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, generally known as Frankenstein, is a novel written by the British author Mary Shelley. The title of the novel refers to a scientist, Victor Frankenstein, who learns how to create life and creates a being in the likeness of man, but larger than average and more powerful. In popular culture, people have tended to refer to the Creature as "Frankenstein", despite this being the name of the scientist. Frankenstein is a novel infused with some elements of the Gothic novel and the Romantic movement. It was also a warning against the "over-reaching" of modern man and the Industrial Revolution, alluded to in the novel's subtitle, The Modern Prometheus. The story has had an influence across literature and popular culture and spawned a complete genre of horror stories and films. It is arguably considered the first fully realized science fiction novel.

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Frankenstein by Mary Shelley with The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge and com Audiobook

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley with The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge and com

Author: Mary Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Samuel Taylor Coleridge Narrator: Clive Hayward Release Date: October 2017

This chilling tale of a gruesome monster unleashed into the world by an unthinking scientist was first conceived in 1818 by nineteen-year-old Mary Shelley on a dark, rainy night on Lake Geneva. Lord Byron and Percy Shelley challenged their friends to see who could come up with the most horrifying story imaginable. Mary Shelley did, terrifying them all with her nightmare-inspired tale. Brilliantly narrated by British actor Clive Hayward, this 200th anniversary audio edition of Frankenstein is followed by The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge which had a haunting influence on young Mary Shelley many years before the story of Frankenstein entered her dreams. With commentary on Shelley's feminist roots by Alison Larkin.

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Frankenstein Audiobook

Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Narrator: Julie Harris Release Date: July 2017

A masterpiece of nineteenth-century gothic horror, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein also has the distinction of being the first science fiction novel. Dr. Victor Frankenstein, an ambitious young scientist, is consumed by a fanatic desire to create a living being. He fashions an eight-foot 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. A subversive tale about the corrupt tendencies in humanity's most "civilized" ambitions, this haunting thriller maintains its hold in the collective imagination centuries after its first publication. The Classics Read by Celebrities Series

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Classic Radio Sci-Fi: BBC Drama Collection: Five BBC radio full-cast dramatisations Audiobook

Classic Radio Sci-Fi: BBC Drama Collection: Five BBC radio full-cast dramatisations

Five seminal science fiction classics are brought vividly to life in these gripping BBC Radio dramatisations, with casts including Robert Glenister, William Gaunt, Carleton Hobbs and Joanne Froggatt. "Frankenstein" (1994) is adapted from one of the first science fiction novels, Mary Shelley's tale of a scientist who tries to play God and creates a monster. "The Time Machine" (2009) dramatises one of the first stories to feature time travel, HG Wells' thrilling tale of an inventor who discovers a dystopian future. "The Lost World" (1975) is based on a classic fantasy adventure story by Arthur Conan Doyle's, whose notion of dinosaurs roaming our world was the inspiration for Jurassic Park. "R.U.R." (1989) is a radio production of Karel Capek's thought-provoking play which introduced the word 'robot' to the English language. "Solaris" (2007) dramatises Stanislaw Lem's pioneering ghost story set in space, both a suspenseful thriller and a philosophical meditation on guilt and the human condition. Accompanying this collection is a bonus PDF file featuring extensive sleeve notes by Andrew Pixley. Duration: 10 hours approx.

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Frankenstein Audiobook

Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Narrator: David Rintoul Release Date: May 2017

The story of Victor Frankenstein, a Swiss scientist, starts and ends in the frozen wastes of the Arctic. There, he tells Robert Walton, his English rescuer, about his obsessive quest to create life and its disastrous results. He has attempted to make a superhuman and succeeded in producing a terrible monster instead. The being is physically repulsive and Frankenstein, terrified by what he has done, abandons him. Neglected and uncared for, the creature turns to evil. Many of the other characters, from the angelic Elizabeth to the faithful friend Henry Clerval, innocently face their violent dooms because of Frankenstein's quarrel with his creature. 1. ARCTIC MEETING. Robert Walton, an English explorer, describes in letters to his sister his long-planned journey to the Arctic. He is in high spirits as he sails north, but is puzzled by sighting a giant man on a sledge on the surrounding ice. The next day the ship picks up a man from an ice floe. At first the stranger is too weak to talk. When he recovers, he finds a sympathetic listener in Walton and starts to tell his life story. 2. CONFESSION. He is, he says, Victor Frankenstein, son of a distinguished Genevan family who adopted Elizabeth Lavenza, the orphaned daughter of a Milanese nobleman. He grows up in idyllic surroundings on Lake Geneva, with no interest in the usual boyish pursuits. Instead, he is obsessed with alchemy. At the age of 17, Frankenstein goes to Ingolstadt University, where Kempe, professor of Natural Philosophy, and Waldman, lecturer in Chemistry, become his teachers. He excels at his studies and is keen to discover the origins of life itself. He finds a way to animate lifeless matter and begins to create a giant. 3. BIRTH OF A MONSTER. After long labours, Frankenstein succeeds in animating his creation but he is appalled by its hideous appearance and flees. Outside, he meets his old friend Henry Clerval, come to visit him. They return to his rooms, where Frankenstein is relieved to find his creature has vanished. The strain of the preceding months takes its toll on him and he falls seriously ill. Later, he receives the terrible news that William, his little brother, has been murdered. At once he derides to return home to Geneva. 4. EVIL DEEDS. Frankenstein glimpses the Monster in a storm and is sure he is William's murderer. But Justine Moritz, who is staying with the family, is hanged for the crime, In the Alps, Frankenstein meets the Monster and accuses him of causing the deaths of William and Justine. The Monster blames Frankenstein for being at the root of his evil behaviour and tells his story. 5. AN OUTCAST'S TALE. When he first came to his senses, says the Monster, he felt cold. He took what clothes he could find and left Frankenstein's rooms. Outside, it was winter and all seemed strange to him. Any people he approached drove him away with shrieks of disgust but he found a hut where he could shelter. He also found that he could secretly watch a family in the adjoining cottage. Gradually, he learnt their language, and through them something of the world. One day, a beautiful stranger called Safie arrived, delighting Felix, the son of the family. 6. A SAVAGE AT LARGE. The Monster learnt that his hosts were exiled aristocrats and that Safie had been all but promised to Felix in marriage. He also found and read several books, while papers in his coat pocket revealed his origins. Finally, he entered the cottage when only the elderly, blind father was there. They talked amiably until the sudden return of the others. He was driven out and fled, filled with hate for all mankind. He made his way to Geneva and near the city he encountered little William. When the Monster discovered that the boy was related to Frankenstein, he killed the child. The Monster then escaped to the mountains. Frankenstein is appalled by this tale but agrees to create a mate for the Monster provided he would then shun all humanity. He goes to Britain with Clerval to complete his tasks. Alone in the Orkneys he creates a female monster but destroys it in sudden repulsion. 7. REVENGE SWORN. The Monster sees Frankenstein kill his mate, and swears revenge because Victor has broken his promise. Frankenstein reaches Ireland, where he is arrested for the murder of Clerval. The Monster has struck again, he realizes, and he suffers another long collapse into a fevered state. He is released through the intervention of his father and he returns to Geneva to marry Elizabeth, as long planned. He tries to protect himself from the vengeful being, but it is Elizabeth whom the Monster kills that night. Soon after, Frankenstein's father dies of grief. Maddened, Victor pursues his adversary across the Mediterranean and the Black Sea into the wilds of Russia and so to the northern ice floes. 8. WRONGS RIGHTED. Walton takes up the story again in his letters to his sister Margaret, relating Frankenstein's dying regrets that all his hopes and ambitions of creating a new life have come to nothing. The scientist dies soon after. Walton hears sounds coming from Frankenstein's cabin and rushes in to see the Monster leaning over the body of his creator, asking to be pardoned. Then the Monster leaps out of the cabin, declaring his intention to end his own life.

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Frankenstein Audiobook

Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Narrator: Christopher Lee Release Date: May 2017

The story of Victor Frankenstein, a Swiss scientist, starts and ends in the frozen wastes of the Arctic. There, he tells Robert Walton, his English rescuer, about his obsessive quest to create life and its disastrous results. He has attempted to make a superhuman and succeeded in producing a terrible monster instead. The being is physically repulsive and Frankenstein, terrified by what he has done, abandons him. Neglected and uncared for, the creature turns to evil. Many of the other characters, from the angelic Elizabeth to the faithful friend Henry Clerval, innocently face their violent dooms because of Frankenstein's quarrel with his creature.

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Gothic Tales of Terror - Volume 2 Audiobook

Gothic Tales of Terror - Volume 2

Gothic Tales Of Terror - Volume 2. This collection of short stories contains several gothic tales to bear macabre and chilling witness to writers as diverse as Robert Louis Stevenson, Mary Shelley, HP Lovecraft and AM Burrage. These tales are designed to unsettle you, just a little, as you sit back, and take in their words as they lead you on a walk to places you'd perhaps rather not visit on your own. Our stories are The Body Snatcher by Robert Louis Stevenson, The Mortal Immortal by Mary Shelley, The Thing on the Doorstep by HP Lovecraft and Waxworks by AM Burrage. These stories are read for you by many readers including Ghizela Rowe, David Healy and Richard Mitchley.

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Gothic Tales of Terror - Volume 10 Audiobook

Gothic Tales of Terror - Volume 10

Gothic Tales Of Terrror - Volume 10. This collection of short stories contains several gothic tales to bear macabre and chilling witness to the imagination of Rudyard Kipling, WL George, Jerome K Jerome, Mary Shelley and Edgar Allan Poe. These tales are designed to unsettle you, just a little, as you sit back, and take in their words as lead you on a walk to places you perhaps rather not visit on your own. These stories are read for you by Ghizela Rowe and Richard Mitchley.

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