Frankenstein: The 1818 Text by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Frankenstein: The 1818 Text

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley with Charlotte Gordon (Contributor)

fiction classics horror literary science fiction dark mysterious reflective slow-paced

288 pages | first published 1818

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For the bicentennial of its first publication, Mary Shelley's original 1818 text, introduced by National Book Critics Circle award-winner Charlotte Gordon. Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read 2018 marks...
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Moods

dark 90%
reflective 51%
mysterious 49%
tense 43%
emotional 40%
sad 40%
adventurous 28%
challenging 27%
informative 2%
hopeful 1%
inspiring 1%

Pace

slow 47%
medium 44%
fast 7%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 53% | A mix: 35% | Plot: 11%

Strong character development?

Yes: 46% | It's complicated: 33% | No: 19%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 45% | No: 41% | Yes: 12% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 74% | It's complicated: 11% | Yes: 8% | N/A: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 92% | It's complicated: 5% | No: 1%

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