Frankenstein | An Excerpt


Mary Shelley

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Tonight, as part of our third annual October classic horror sleep story series, we’ll read an excerpt from “Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus,” an 1818 novel written by English author Mary Shelley.

“Frankenstein” tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, and this excerpt is from his point of view. He is a young scientist who creates a human-like creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment.

Shelley was only 20 years old when her book was anonymously published. Today, the novel is generally considered to be a landmark work of Romantic and Gothic literature, as well as science fiction.

This is the second time Snoozecast is featuring this book. During our first annual horror series in 2019, we aired the very opening to the novel, which consists of letters meant to cradle the ultimate narrative of Frankenstein. Tonight’s episode is meant to start at the heart of the story.