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Frankstein | Mary Shelley
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Catherine_Willoughby
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"Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great sudden change." #MaryShelley #Frankenstein

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jenniferw88
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#transformation Benedict Cumberbatch and Johnny Lee Miller alternated between playing Victor and his monster in the National Theatre production. #newyearnewyou @Eggs

MargaretPinardAuthor Wow, cool comparison! 2w
Kimberlone I saw a filmed version of this in the movie theater and it was so good! I love Benedict 💜 2w
Emilymdxn I saw this in the theatre twice so I could see both versions! Incredible concept! 2w
dodgygothbint I saw both iterations when they were broadcast to cinemas by National Theatre Live. Both were brilliant, and surprisingly different. I couldn't choose which I preferred! I've also always really enjoyed the book 😊 2w
Eggs LOVE THIS👍🏼👍🏼 2w
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violetmoon
Frankestein | Mary Shelley
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Cinfhen
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Ok, I get why this book is a high school staple. So much to ponder & debate and the ideas of technology, science, nature, humanity and accountability is still just as relevant today. I switched from audio to print for the last few chapters and I think that helped to move the story along. At times this novel felt weighted & heavy. Slow start, some bumps along the way but ultimately happy to have read this classic. Covers lots of challenge prompts!

Cinfhen It‘s not making any of my best lists @Reviewsbylola but it does satisfy my #ClassicsChallenge2020 3w
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Cinfhen One book Six challenges 🙌🏻💕 3w
jenniferw88 Ha - was waiting to see which of the prompts you were going to use it for! Here's a list of short books you could use for "Classic": https://bookriot.com/2020/01/02/best-short-classic-books 3w
TrishB Well done on all those challenge prompts!! (edited) 3w
Hooked_on_books Can you believe she wrote this when she was 18-19 years old? Extraordinary. 3w
Suet624 Nicely done on the challenges! 3w
Cinfhen @jenniferw88 thanks for that list!!!! I‘ve been wanting to read this book forever/ 3w
Librarybelle Nicely done! And to think she wrote this over two hundred years ago - I find the whole concept mind boggling. Truly ahead of her time! 3w
Cinfhen Super impressive @Hooked_on_books She was obviously WAY AHEAD of her times 💪🏽💄Thanks @TrishB @Suet624 Feels good to knock off a bunch of prompts on the 3rd day of the new year 😁 3w
Cinfhen Yup @Librarybelle 🙌🏻❣️ 3w
erzascarletbookgasm So many prompts checked off! 👏 Well done! You‘re on an impressive start! 👊 3w
MarriedtoMrT Those flowers are gorgeous. I love the colors and textures. 3w
4thhouseontheleft Wow!! That does cover a lot of prompts! 3w
Prairiegirl_reading I actually think her story is more interesting than the book. 3w
Cinfhen Absolutely @Prairiegirl_reading Thanks @erzascarletbookgasm @4thhouseontheleft I still think I enjoyed Dracula more but Frankenstein wasn‘t terrible 3w
Cinfhen Flowers are my #sparkJoy @MarriedtoMrT These are more than 2 weeks old 😁 3w
erzascarletbookgasm I do like Dracula more than this! 😊🧛‍♂️ 🦇 3w
Reviewsbylola Glad you ended up enjoying it! 3w
britt_brooke Happy it was a “pick”! 3w
Cinfhen It was a pick with serious reservations @Reviewsbylola @britt_brooke 😬 3w
Mdargusch Pretty fluers 🌼🌼🌼 3d
Cinfhen Thanks @Mdargusch it‘s a local flower/ very hearty and strong vibrant color 💛🧡💛 2d
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Cinfhen
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You‘re all correct 🤓Frankenstein has picked up ❣️Once Victor returned home, the story has really become engaging. Im on chapter 8 (12 on audio) and hooked.

jenniferw88 🎉🎉🎉 woohoo! I'm so pleased you stuck with it! (Mary Shelley is buried locally to me!) 3w
BarbaraBB You knew you could trust us 😉💕 3w
4thhouseontheleft Glad we didn‘t let you down 😉🤣 3w
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Cinfhen I might have gotten ahead of myself @BarbaraBB @4thhouseontheleft @jenniferw88 My interest is waning😬🙈#FickleFickle #TeamDracula 3w
jenniferw88 @Cinfhen at least it's a short book! Is it 12 chapters in total for the audio? Where abouts are you in it now? 3w
BarbaraBB I admit mine was too, but then came the ending and that was great again 🤪 3w
Bookzombie I admit to struggling through this at times, but it was worth it overall. You can make it! 🙂 3w
Cinfhen There is 29 chapters in the audio @jenniferw88 I‘m in middle of chapter 19😬Frankenstein is in the middle of repeating his journey. He‘s talking about PARADISE LOST now & his comparison to ADAM. It‘s actually an interesting comparison. 3w
Cinfhen This book IS good but there‘s a lot of slogging through @Bookzombie @BarbaraBB I can see why it‘s a classic and why it‘s been assigned to almost every HS student 🎓 3w
BarbaraBB Kudos for not giving up! Are you almost finished? 3w
Cinfhen Two hours left on audio but I switched to Serial Reader and I have less than 12 “issues” left @BarbaraBB I‘ll be glad when it‘s over😁 3w
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Cinfhen
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BarbaraBB You‘re ticking off all your challenges with this one! Amazing 👏 (edited) 3w
Cinfhen I‘ve only started listening/ not really liking it much @BarbaraBB 😬and not sure what country it really covers yet. A few are mentioned but none feel right yet 3w
BarbaraBB I can see that. I think Switzerland (Geneva) and Germany (Ingolstadt) are you‘re best options but you‘re probably not that far in the book yet. I ended up liking it a lot after the slow start. Give it one more hour 😉😘 3w
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jenniferw88 @Cinfhen I'd probably use it for Germany or Switzerland, and yeah... it can take a while to get used to the format. If you can get to the part where Frankenstein begins telling his story it will be easier from then on. 3w
Librarybelle It definitely takes some getting used to...the beginning is very slow paced. I agree with @BarbaraBB and @jenniferw88 , either Germany or Switzerland would work for the challenge. 3w
4thhouseontheleft I agree with everyone else! If you can hold out till the 2nd half, that‘s when I started liking it more. But it‘s not my favorite gothic horror (that would be Dracula). 3w
erzascarletbookgasm I liked this. Hang on to it, gets better. It‘s great you‘re covering a few challenges with this book! 3w
Cinfhen I‘ve made some progress but I‘m still not a fan @erzascarletbookgasm @Librarybelle @jenniferw88 @BarbaraBB I MUCH prefer Dracula too @4thhouseontheleft 3w
Reviewsbylola I‘ll wait to see your final verdict before I decide if I‘m bumping this one up. 3w
MrBook Fantastic!!! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🤗 Need help planning the Philly meet-up this year?! 3w
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ShyBookOwl
Frankenstein (UK) | Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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My first 2 Penguin Classic Clothbounds 😍 I'm so going to be collecting these now!

Sace 🖤🖤 1mo
Scochrane26 I think I have a couple of the clothbound. Think they‘re both Austen. They‘re so pretty. 1mo
Nute Yes! 1mo
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Reviewsbylola 😍😍😍 I just ordered one and I have Cranford, by Elisabeth Gaskell. 1mo
ShyBookOwl @Scochrane26 they are. I'm tempted to buy them all lol 1mo
ShyBookOwl @Reviewsbylola 📚❤!! Such pretty collectibles 1mo
reading_rainbow beautiful 😩😍 1mo
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keepingupwiththepenguins
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This novel is a lot more introspective than I expected. Really, this whole story is about interior worlds. Frankenstein, at its heart, is about the shame and guilt of the Doctor, and the loneliness and desperation of his monster. It's all the more impactful when you learn about Mary Shelley's life, and the experiences that inspired her... Full review here: http://keepingupwiththepenguins.com/frankenstein-mary-shelley/ #SpookyReads #ClassicBooks

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KimM
Frankenstein | Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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This novel was nothing like I thought it would be. It was perfectly dark and gothic and not a story about a monster but a story about mankind and their relationship with God.

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DannyOlda
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Finally getting around to this classic, free to read on Amazon Prime Reading.

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AnansiGirl
Frankenstein: ; Or, The Modern Prometheus | Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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Europe was one part of the world #frozen due to the 1815 eruption of Mount Tambora and the debris it sent into the atmosphere. One famous story, Mary Shelley‘s Frankenstein was being written during 1816 the year without a summer.

#MOvember @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Cool 😉 2mo
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TheEllieMo
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Mary Shelley‘s book asks the question “what makes us human?” Frankenstein‘s creation is called a monster, and yet is capable of speech, thought, emotion #HumanNature #Movember @Cinfhen

The idea of creating a monster probably counts as #WeirdScience #NamasteNovember @Eggs

Cinfhen Excellent choice!!!! #DoubleDip 🍦🍦 2mo
batsy Nice one! 👏🏽 Love this book. 2mo
Eggs I love when doubles and triples happen ❤️❤️ 2mo
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VioletMoonBooks
Frankenstein | Mary Shelley
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VioletMoonBooks
Frankenstein: ; Or, The Modern Prometheus | Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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Catsandbooks
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2/5 ⭐️s I probably would have given up on this book if it wasn't for my local book club. So many parts dragged on when it could have been so much shorter. Very different from the stories and movies you get about Frankenstein though.

cleoh Oh no! This is one of my favourite classics, so I‘m always so sad when others don‘t like it 😭 sorry you didn‘t enjoy it! 3mo
Catsandbooks @cleoh Everyone has different tastes 🤷🏼‍♀️ I'm glad I still read it. But wouldn't read it again. 3mo
cleoh @Catsandbooks so true! And isn‘t great we all love different things! 3mo
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That-Bookish-Hiker
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1- Mary Shelley and Patrick Ness.
2- is be too nervous to ask questions so I‘d just want to listen to them talk and be themselves. All casual and relax. While I imagine this we are having drinks in Al‘s Den in PDX. 😂
3- too many to count. 😝
4- anyone who hasn‘t done this already.

Thanks for the tag @GypsyKat and @UnidragonFrag @UnidragonFrag

#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

Eggs Ahhh Patrick Ness-good choice!! 3mo
That-Bookish-Hiker @Eggs I love him! He is one of those authors I just preorder his books before I even know what it‘s about. Now if only he would go on tour and stop in Portland. 😆 3mo
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KendallHershey
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A very hard day ended with a bedtime read makes it much better 🥰🤓 am I the only one that gets major Hygge on nights like this?

Rachel.Rencher I need to learn more about this Hygge life because it sounds cozy. But yes, I take mental health time every night. If I didn't, I probably would've quit my job already. 😅 3mo
Buechersuechtling Nope. I do, too – if my day wasn‘t so hard that I only want to sleep. — Nice bedsheet-pattern. 3mo
Butterfinger Not alone. I love cuddling up in my blanket before going to sleep. 3mo
Lauraandherbooks I had to google that word hygge! I learned something new! Thank you 😃 3mo
vumblereads Yes I love ending my day in bed with a cozy blanket and a book. 3mo
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Gina
Frankenstein: Or, the Modern Prometheus | Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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A picture of Mary Shelley's husband who himself was a published poet.

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Lindy
Frankenstein | Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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I attended Alberta Ballet‘s thrilling adaptation of this tale last night. It was outstanding. They transposed the setting to North America and used Trump‘s home in Florida, Mar-a-Lago, as the place where Victor grew up. #modernrelevance

batsy Ooh! That must have been quite special. 3mo
Lindy @batsy Yes! It was stylized and mesmerizing. The dancer embodying the creature had fabulous choreography. 3mo
Reggie I would have liked to see this. 3mo
Lindy @Reggie Here‘s a link to a brief clip https://youtu.be/nrnwISJn5GU 3mo
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Liatrek
Frankenstien | Mary Shelley
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I‘m glad I finally got to read this wonderful story. I‘m shocked at how poorly it‘s been adapted in the movies. Frankenstein “monster” is a creature of depth and feelings wanting only to experience what so many take for granted. The connection of family and friends and the warmth that brings to humans lives. Victor had all those things and his neglect towards his creation lead to the destruction of his loved ones. #TeamSlaughter
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Liatrek @Clwojick I forgot to note non Team theme book. I couldn‘t tell if this might count as Halloween theme 😊 3mo
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janeycanuck
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Happy Halloween from Frankenpug!

(Yeah, yeah - I know Frankenstein is the doctor, not the monster, but Dr Frankenpug‘s Monster doesn‘t work for the pun!)

#fallisbooked

rather_be_reading omg that is just too cute for words!! 3mo
TheLibrarian Love this! So adorable. ❤ 3mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego 🤣🤣🤣🖤🖤🖤 3mo
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I am using the tagged book for this prompt for my #52booksin52weeks challenge as even though I technically read 3 gothic books and I am trying to start a Halloween tradition to read/listen to this collection as I bought it last year and read/listen to them for the first time. This year it fits this prompt nicely.

@Schnoebs

Schnoebs 🙌🙌🙌 killing it. I just finished the second book in the Themis files which I think I‘m going to use for the military prompt. Reading another book now and hopefully can find a prompt for it as well 3mo
Birdsong28 @Schnoebs Thanks so are you!! I'm going to be reading the tagged book for the western prompt and maybe got another couple lined up but I'm not sure if I will be finishing this challenge but I will give it my best shot!! 📚 📖 3mo
Schnoebs Same here! I‘m almost at a 150 for the year. You‘d think I would be able to fill all these prompts but so far not yet 😂 3mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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TheReadingMermaid Ha!!! This one made me LOL!!! 🧟‍♀️ 3mo
LauraJ 😹 3mo
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Mitch
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa That‘s wonderful! I loved his review 3mo
Palimpsest Fantastic. Thanks for sharing! 3mo
IndoorDame How cool! 3mo
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KerriNTurner
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Feel like Halloween is the perfect day for sharing this quote from Frankenstein, which is a book I utterly love.

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TK-421
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“As night approached I found myself at the entrance of the #cemetery... Everything was silent except the leaves of the trees, which were gently agitated by the wind; the night was nearly dark, and the scene would have been solemn and affecting even to an uninterested observer. The spirits of the departed seemed to flit around and to cast a shadow, which was felt but not seen, around the head of the mourner.” #QuotsyOct19

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Liatrek
Frankenstien | Mary Shelley
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Charityann
Frankestein | Mary Shelley
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Today‘s movie - 4 points #teamslaughter #scarathlon @Clwojick 🎃😈

Scochrane26 I heard this is funny. I don‘t like scary, so someone told me I should watch this. 3mo
Susanita It's hilarious! 3mo
LauraJ One of my favorites! 🖤 3mo
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KendallHershey

I greatly need a friend who would have sense enough not to despise me as a romantic, and affection enough for me to endeavor to regulate my mind.

LauraJ A belated welcome to Litsy! 3mo
jenniferajanes Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚 3mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Welcome to Litsy!! 3mo
SW-T A belated welcome to Litsy 😊 3mo
Tkgbjenn1 Welcome to Litsy 3mo
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Liatrek
Frankenstien | Mary Shelley
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Staring this before work
#TeamSlaughter #scarathlon
@Clwojick

MayJasper Ooh I say. What a fab book cover #coversublime 3mo
Reviewsbylola I have this edition too. I think it‘s time for a reread! I didn‘t enjoy it the first time I read it but it was assigned college reading so maybe I‘ll feel differently this time. 3mo
ElizaMarie @Reviewsbylola : I feel like books that I was forced to read for school I HATED but then afterwards when I re-read them I actually really liked it. I think its the rebel in me that just didn't want to be told what to do? Anyway, I wasn't forced to read this one or anything but... I chose to read it this month and I really enjoyed it! So all in all what I am saying is... try a re-read! 3mo
Reviewsbylola That‘s how I usually am too! 3mo
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Catsandbooks
Frankenstein | Mary W Shelly
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Enjoying coffee in my new mug while starting Frankenstein for my local book club

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
Leftcoastzen That is a cute mug! 3mo
Catsandbooks @Leftcoastzen thanks! I found it at Home Goods! 3mo
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Biverson12
Frankenstein | Mary Shelley
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Fall fun! 📚 ☕️ 🎃 🌫

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Mitch
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It's the one time of the year that bookish gear seems to make it into every shop window! 🙌 🙌 🙌

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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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TheReadingMermaid 😂😂 🧟‍♀️ 3mo
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SupTeaReadBooks
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The quote is from Frankenstein, by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley.

3 other books: the last man, mathilda, and transformation

#teamstoker #scarathlon

TheReadingMermaid Well done my dear 50 points!!! 🧟‍♀️ 3mo
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Nessavamusic
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This one I recognized right away as I recently read it for a book club!
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley!
Also by her: The Last Man, Mathilda, Transformation, The Mortal Immortal
#TeamStoker #Scarathlon
@TheReadingMermaid

TheReadingMermaid Great job sweetie 50 points!!! 🧟‍♀️ 3mo
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#Scarathlon #TeamStoker #frankenstein

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

She also wrote:
The Mortal Immortal
The Last Man
Mathilda

TheReadingMermaid Well done sweetie 50 points!!! 🧟‍♀️ 3mo
jb72 @TheReadingMermaid Thanks! This is one I have read so I hoped I had it right. 3mo
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TheReadingMermaid
Frankenstein | Mary Shelley
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Mary Shelley also wrote:
The Last Man
Mathilda
And The Mortal Immortal

50pts for #TeamStoker
#Scarathlon #LiteraryQuotes

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I love this quote from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.
She also wrote The Last Man, Valperga, & Perkin Warbeck
#Scarathlon #TeamStoker @TheReadingMermaid
#Literaryquotes

TheReadingMermaid Wunderbar!! 50 points!!! 🧟‍♀️ 3mo
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Laughterhp
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Luckily I just read this book, so I was familiar with this quote.

Other books by Mary Shelley are tagged in the comments.

#teamstoker #scarathlon

TheReadingMermaid Great job sweetie. 50 points!!! 🧟‍♀️ 3mo
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Chili
Frankenstien | Mary Shelley
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#scarathlon #TeamStoker Mary Shelley Frankenstein
Mathilda, The Last Man, Valperga

TheReadingMermaid Great job hun 50 points!!! 🧟‍♀️ 3mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
Frankenstein: Or, the Modern Prometheus | Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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ravenlee I believe Vindication was actually written by Mary Shelley‘s mother, Mary Wollstonecraft. 3mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @ravenlee You are right, oops! I better fix that! 3mo
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TheReadingMermaid As soon as you fix it I will give you your points honey 3mo
ravenlee No problem - gotta put that English degree to use sometime! 3mo
TheReadingMermaid Sweetie I can't see the other three books. All I can see is the book that you tagged at the very top. 3mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @TheReadingMermaid No 3 other books this time, so just the 20 pts for the right author & book...correct? 3mo
TheReadingMermaid Oh okay sweetie. I will add 20 points to your score 😘 🧟‍♀️ 3mo
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britt_brooke
Frankenstein: ; Or, The Modern Prometheus | Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ When I (finally) read Frankenstein last year, it swiftly earned a spot in my favorites. Young Shelley‘s gothic horror classic is bold and intricate, horrific and touching. It‘s evokes compassion in unexpected ways. A brilliant and scarily timeless work of art.

CallMeIshmael Never read it....maybe I should 3mo
britt_brooke @CallMeIshmael 👉🏻YES👈🏻 3mo
Reviewsbylola I read this in college and didn‘t like it. Maybe it‘s time for a reread. 3mo
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britt_brooke
Frankenstein: ; Or, The Modern Prometheus | Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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“You are my creator, but I am your master — obey!”

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Poiemalily
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This is by far one of my favorite books of all time. Shelley is a bad ass! There‘s no ounce of Hollywood and it‘s vernacular of Frank that can convey this story

LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Here are links to #Litsytips: http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU. There‘s lots of fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! #litsywelcomewagon 3mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗👏🏻🎉 3mo
Readswithcoffee Welcome to Litsy ☕️📚📚📚☕️ 3mo
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