Three things that I loved the most when I was a kid was Frankenstein, Dracula and stories about mummies rising from the dead. It is amazing the tale of Frankenstein still charms the young people to this day -- and it was written in 1823. It's a classic; it will never go out of style. This, coming from someone who used to watch Bud Abbot and Lou Costello and The Three Stooges on TV. Mind you, we didn't have a whole lot of choice what we were going to watch. We only got two channels, and the second one was so snowy, it was almost impossible to watch.
There have been a number of movies made on Frankenstein. One of the best to date was one that was made in 1994, starring Robert De Niro. It was based on Mary Shelley's book. It looks a lot more modern of course than the one that was released in 1931. Below is a trailer for the movie.
If you're interested, you can buy it from YouTube for $9.99.
You can download a copy of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. It's in pdf format. Nothing to register for; just click that link. You'll be reading, "A ﬁendish rage animated him as he said this; his face was wrinkled into contortions too horrible for human eyes to behold..."
One would have thought that the publisher would have been fighting for who got the chance to publish this. But it isn't so. Mary's story is one of persistence and belief; never taking "no" for an answer. When she first tried to get it published, the novel was rejected by Percy Bysshe Shelley's publisher, Charles Ollier, and by Byron's publisher, John Murray. Generations of children thank Mary for not giving up on her dream of having her novel published.
So grab a copy now, so you can share it with your grandchildren. You know they will love it!
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