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  • Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

    Mary Shelley began writing Frankenstein when she was only eighteen. At once a Gothic thriller, a passionate romance, and a cautionary tale about the dangers of science, Frankenstein tells the story of committed science student Victor Frankenstein. Obsessed with discovering 'the cause of generation and life' and 'bestowing animation upon lifeless matter,' Frankenstein assembles a human being from stolen body parts. However, upon bringing it to life, he recoils in horror at the creature's hideousness. Tormented by isolation and loneliness, the once-innocent creature turns to evil and unleashes a campaign of murderous revenge against his creator, Frankenstein. Frankenstein, an instant...read more

  • Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

    The gothic tale of Frankenstein and his construction of a human being who runs amok has, with the help of numerous films, become one of the most vivid of horror stories. But Mary Shelley's original novel, written in 1816, dealt more sympathetically with 'the daemon', showing how an initially beneficent creature is hammered into a daemon by the way he is treated. Her ideas, and her dramatic but poignant story, is brought to life in this sound...read more

  • Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

    One of the greatest classic horror stories, Mary Shelley's Gothic novel sees Dr Frankenstein manufacture life - The Monster - only to see it go beyond his control. The original novel is more sympathetic to the monster's plight than is generally presented on film, making it an important book to be read. This abridged version with music is an ideal introduction to teenagers, making it a key release in the first year of Naxos AudioBooks' new series 'Young Adult Classics'. Comes with an embedded CD-ROM containing A Study Guide and both the abridged and unabridged...read more

  • Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

    Mary Shelley's classic gothic horror novel. The scientific young genius, Frankenstein, discovers a method for creating life in inanimate objects and sets about a project to build a human in his laboratory. He is successful in his aim, but in so doing, unleashes on the world a creature whose physical deformities make him repulsive to everyone who sets eyes on him. Starved of human affection, the monster becomes increasingly vindictive and violent, and turns the full force of his superhuman powers to the task of revenging himself on his own creator. At first Frankenstein is unaware of the fiend pursuing him. But soon the ghastly horror of his situation becomes terrifying clear... and the only...read more

  • Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

    The finished draft of a short novel by Mary Shelley. Its adult theme, concerning a father's incestuous love for his daughter and its consequences, meant that the manuscript was suppressed by Shelley's own father, and not published until 1959, more than a hundred years after her...read more

  • Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

    The Last Man is an early post-apocalyptic science fiction novel by Mary Shelley, which was first published in 1826. The book tells of a future world that has been ravaged by a plague. The plague gradually kills off all people. Lionel Verney, central character, son of a nobleman who gambled himself into poverty, finds himself immune after being attacked by an infected "negro," and copes with a civilization that is gradually dying out around him. (Summary from...read more

  • Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

    Vampires, Werewolves, Mummies, Ghouls, Ghosts and Mad Scientists. Written by some of the greatest minds of all time, and narrated by award-winning narrator B.J. Harrison. Come listen to Indian curses from a leprous albino. See a student of Alchemy take a secret draught of the elixir of life. Visit Count Dracula on Walpurgis Nacht. Follow Harry Houdini as he is kidnapped and trapped within the secret horrors of the Egyptian pyramids. Whether it’s the terror of a pit and a pendulum, a terrifying headless horseman, or midnight grave robbers, there is something here for everyone who wants to hear a classic scary story when the lights are down low. Stories include: 'The Legend of Sleepy...read more

  • Rudyard Kipling

    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...read more

  • Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

    Durante un viaje en Alta Mar, el capitán Walton le escriba cartas a su hermana: en ellas le cuenta sus aventuras, y sobre todo el misterioso encuentro con el doctor Víctor Frankenstein. Escrita por la inglesa Mary Shelley y publicada en 1818, la tenebrosa historia del científico que juega a ser Dios, singnificó un antes y un después en la llamada tradición gótica. La famosa novela explora temas como la moral, la creación y la destrucción de la vida, considerándose el primer texto del género de ciencia ficción. Maravillosos efectos de sonido, grandes interpretaciones y un equipo técnico de primer nivel, logran dar vida a una obra inmortal. Audiolibros Colección se complace en...read more

  • Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

    Esta adaptação do romance Frankenstein, de Mary Shelley, para o formato de audiolivro é marcada pela densidade do áudio. A trilha sonora, composta por uma variada gama de sons e temas remixados, acompanha a ambientação do texto com passagens súbitas de climas de romance e leveza para situações de suspense, terror e medo. No papel da Criatura, o dublador Guilherme Lopes, que já emprestou sua voz a personagens inesquecíveis, como o Barbárvore, de O Senhor dos Anéis, utiliza seu registro grave de voz e sua capacidade de interpretação para dar a verdadeira dimensão do sofrimento e do ódio que acomete esse ser monstruoso mas de sentimentos tão humanos. Co-produção da Livro...read more

  • Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

    On her deathbed, Mathilda writes a letter to her only friend, revealing the dark secret of her past, a secret so shameful, she can only manage it now because her time is running out. Written between 1819 and 1820, author Mary Shelley unfortunately never saw this novella published. Though he enjoyed the writing, her father, William Godwin, refused to return the manuscript to her after she asked him to get it published in England, because he found the theme 'disgusting and detestable'. The world was, therefore, deprived of this beautifully written story about love and despair until...read more

  • Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

    Determined to make his mark on Science, young student Victor Frankenstein fabricates a creature out of old body parts. His dreams are crushed, however, when he realizes he has created a monster. He runs to the streets, horrified, but when he returns the monster is gone. In time, their paths will cross again, at the price of several innocent lives. Mary Shelley famously started writing `Frankenstein‘ (1818) for a contest when she was on a rainy holiday with other writers in Lord Byron‘s villa in Switzerland. Two years later at the age of 20 she had it published. Since the novel's publication, the name 'Frankenstein' has often mistakenly been used to refer to the monster itself, who is,...read more

  • Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

    Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus is a novel written by the British author Mary Shelley. Shelley wrote the novel when she was 18 years old. The first edition was published anonymously in London in 1818, and this audiobook is read from that text. The title of the novel refers to the 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 modern popular culture, people have tended to refer to the Creature as 'Frankenstein' (especially in films since 1931), despite this being the name of the scientist, and the creature being unnamed in the book itself. Frankenstein is a novel infused with...read more

  • Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

    Frankenstein is the most famous novel by Mary Shelley: a dark Faustian parable of science misused that was an immediate success on its publication in 1818. Purporting to be the record of an explorer, it tells of Victor Frankenstein, a brilliant but wayward student of science, who builds a human from dead flesh. Horrified by what he has done, he abandons his creation. The creature, an outcast for his horrific appearance, learns language and becomes civilized. In time, he attempts to join society but is rejected because he is assumed to have murderous intentions. Spurned, he seeks vengeance on his creator. So begins a cycle of destruction, with Frankenstein and his 'monster' pursuing each...read more

  • Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

    An ancient alchemist drags out his weary life in search of the elixir of immortality. But, when his vengeful assistant quaffs the mixture, he discovers that the effects of the draft of immortality may never wear off. Mary Shelley explores the concept of immortality, following a character that never ages through a ponderous and thought provoking...read more

  • Henry James

    This Audiobook contains the following works arranged alphabetically by authors last names Dracula [Washington Irving] The Dunwich Horror [H. P. Lovecraft] The Legend of Sleepy Hollow [Washington Irving] Frankenstein [Mary Shelley] Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde [Robert Louis Stevenson] A Halloween Wraith [William Black] The Turn of the Screw [Henry James] The Raven [Edgar Allan Poe] Carmilla [Joseph Thomas Sheridan Le Fanu ] The Phantom of the Opera [Gaston Leroux] Also Available 10 Masterpieces you have to listen before you die, Vol. 1 (Golden Deer Classics) 10 Masterpieces you have to listen before you die, Vol. 2 (Golden Deer...read more

  • Henry James

    This Audiobook contains the following works : The Castle of Otranto - Horace Walpole The Damned (Là-bas) - Joris-Karl Huysmans The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - Washington Irving Frankenstein - Mary Shelley The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde Dracula - Bram Stoker The Turn of the Screw - Henry James The Dunwich Horror - H.P Lovecraft The Masque of the Red Death - Edgar Allan Poe The Phantom of the Opera - Gaston...read more

  • Oscar Wilde

    This Audiobook contains the following works arranged alphabetically by authors last names Alice's Adventures in Wonderland [Lewis Carroll] Oliver Twist [Charles Dickens] The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes [Arthur Conan Doyle] Anne of Green Gables [Lucy Maud Montgomery ] The Raven [Edgar Allan Poe] Frankenstein [Mary Shelley] Dracula [Bram Stoker] The Adventures of Tom Sawyer [Mark Twain] The War of the Worlds [H. G. Wells] The Picture Of Dorian Gray [Oscar Wilde] The Raven [Edgar Allan...read more

  • Herman Melville

    This Audiobook contains the following works arranged alphabetically by authors last names Alice's Adventures in Wonderland [Lewis Carroll] Oliver Twist [Charles Dickens] The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes [Arthur Conan Doyle] Moby-Dick [Herman Melville] The Raven [Edgar Allan Poe] Frankenstein [Mary Shelley] Dracula [Bram Stoker] The Adventures of Tom Sawyer [Mark Twain] The War of the Worlds [H. G. Wells] The Picture Of Dorian Gray [Oscar...read more

  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

    Contenido: - 20000 Leguas de Viaje Submarino [Jules Verne] - Rimas [Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer] - Aventuras de Masín (Tom) Sawyer [Mark Twain] - Alicia en el País de las Maravillas [Lewis Carroll] - El Cuervo [Edgar Allan Poe] - El Fantasma de Canterville y otros cuentos [Oscar Wilde] - El Sabueso de los Baskerville [Arthur Conan Doyle] - Frankenstein [Mary Shelley] - La Guerra de los Mundos [H.G. Wells] - La Odisea...read more