Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley: Frankenstein
- NAXOS AUDIO BOOKS, 10/2011
- Einband: CD
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-13: 9781843794493
- Bestell-Nr.: 9577566
- Umfang: 7 Seiten
- Gewicht: 404 g
- Maße: 145 x 127 mm
- Stärke: 51 mm
- Spielzeit: 548:00 Min.
- Erscheinungstermin: 31.10.2011
Achtung: Artikel ist nicht in deutscher Sprache!
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ProduktinfoComplete Classics Unabridged
Victor Frankenstein........................Daniel Philpott
Captain Robert Walton...................Roger May
KurzbeschreibungMary Shelley's poignant exploration of the true depths of human ambition has had a profound effect on readers since its conception in 1816. When scientist Victor Frankenstein forms a creature from the body parts of corpses, thus shattering the perceived limits of scientific understanding, the consequences are devastating. As Frankenstein becomes disgusted with his experiment, he thwarts the creature's desire for a companion, and what ensues is singularly chilling.
KlappentextMary Shelley's poignant exploration of the true depths of ambition and humanity has had a profound effect on readers since its conception in 1816. When scientist Victor Frankenstein forms a creature from the body parts of corpses, thus shattering the perceived limits of scientific understanding, the consequences are devastating on both a personal and a wider level. Our natural sympathies are challenged as Frankenstein becomes disgusted with his creation, who, in turn, begins to suffer from an acute sense of loneliness. When his desire for a companion is thwarted, he vows to take revenge upon Frankenstein. What ensues is singularly chilling in this gothic classic, which has spawned numerous film and theatre interpretations.
Biografie (Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley)Mary Shelley (1797-1851) begann schon als Kind Gedichte und Romane zu verfassen. Noch keine 17 Jahre alt, brannte sie mit dem jungen Dichter Percy Shelley durch und bereiste Europa. Im Jahr ihrer Hochzeit 1816 verbrachten beide den Sommer mit Lord Byron am Genfer See, wo sie Ideen für Schauergeschichten sammelten. Schon zwei Jahre später veröffentlichte Shelley ihren Frankenstein, den Vater aller Gruselromane, dessen Erfolg es ihr ermöglichte, fortan als angesehene Schriftstellerin zu leben.
Disk 1 von 7
- 1 "Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus" Start
- 2 These visions faded when I perused Start
- 3 Letter 2 Start
- 4 Some years ago he loved a young Russian lady Start
- 5 Letter 3 Start
- 6 Letter 4 Start
- 7 Two days passed in this manner Start
- 8 August 13th Start
- 9 Even broken in spirit as he is Start
- 10 Chapter 1 Start
- 11 There was a considerable difference Start
- 12 "One day, when my father had gone by himself to Milan" Start
- 13 Chapter 2 Start
- 14 I feel exquisite pleasure Start
- 15 But here were books Start
- 16 Chapter 3 Start
- 17 My departure for Ingolstadt Start
Disk 2 von 7
- 1 The next morning I delivered my letters
- 2 Partly from curiosity and partly from idleness
- 3 Chapter 4
- 4 "Remember, I am not recording the vision of a madman."
- 5 The summer months passed while I was thus engaged
- 6 Chapter 5
- 7 "Morning, dismal and wet"
- 8 I trembled excessively
- 9 Chapter 6
- 10 "One by one, her brothers and sister died"
- 11 M. Krempe was not equally docile
- 12 Chapter 7
- 13 "Clerval, who had watched my countenance as I read this letter"
- 14 It was completely dark when I arrived in the environs of Geneva
Disk 3 von 7
- 1 Six years had elapsed
- 2 This was a strange tale
- 3 Chapter 8
- 4 Several witnesses were called
- 5 Soon after we heard
- 6 During this conversation I had retired to a corner
- 7 Chapter 9
- 8 At these moments I wept bitterly
- 9 Sometimes I could cope with the sullen despair
- 10 Chapter 10
- 11 It was nearly noon when I arrived at the top of the ascent.
- 12 Begone! I will not hear you.
- 13 Chapter 11
- 14 "One day, when I was oppressed by the cold"
- 15 It was noon when I awoke
Disk 4 von 7
- 1 On examining my dwelling
- 2 Chapter 12
- 3 I discovered also another means
- 4 I could mention innumerable instances
- 5 My mode of life in my hovel was uniform.
- 6 Chapter 13
- 7 The next morning Felix went out to his work
- 8 Every conversation of the cottagers now opened new wonders to me.
- 9 Chapter 14
- 10 Safie related that her mother was a Christian Arab
- 11 They found a miserable asylum in the cottage in Germany
- 12 Chapter 15
- 13 The volume of Plutarchs Lives
- 14 "Several changes, in the meantime, took place in the cottage."
- 15 "One day, when the sun shone on the red leaves"
- 16 Do not despair.
Disk 5 von 7
- 1 Chapter 16
- 2 When my hunger was appeased
- 3 "And now, with the world before me"
- 4 I generally rested during the day
- 5 It was evening when I arrived
- 6 Chapter 17
- 7 I was moved.
- 8 I paused some time to reflect on all he had related
- 9 Chapter 18
- 10 I listened to my father in silence
- 11 It was in the latter end of September
- 12 We travelled at the time of the vintage
- 13 Chapter 19
- 14 We quitted London on the 27th of March
- 15 "From Derby, still journeying northwards"
- 16 Having parted from my friend
Disk 6 von 7
- 1 Chapter 20
- 2 Several hours passed
- 3 All was again silent
- 4 Nothing could be more complete
- 5 Some hours passed thus
- 6 Chapter 21
- 7 The human frame could no longer support the agonies
- 8 As the images that floated before me became more distinct
- 9 "Nothing, at this moment, could have given me greater pleasure"
- 10 My father tried to awaken in me the feelings of affection.
- 11 Chapter 22
- 12 As time passed away I became more calm
- 13 This letter revived in my memory what I had before forgotten
- 14 Elizabeth alone had the power to draw me from these fits
- 15 After the ceremony was performed
- 16 Chapter 23
- 17 When I recovered I found myself surrounded
Disk 7 von 7
- 1 After an interval I arose
- 2 What then became of me?
- 3 Chapter 24
- 4 Amidst the wilds of Tartary and Russia
- 5 As I still pursued my journey to the northward
- 6 I cannot guess how many days have passed
- 7 "Walton, in continuation."
- 8 Our conversations are not always confined to his own history
- 9 September 2nd
- 10 September 5th
- 11 September 7th
- 12 His sentence was pronounced
- 13 His voice became fainter as he spoke
- 14 His voice seemed suffocated
- 15 I was at first touched by the expressions of his misery
- 16 "You, who call Frankenstein your friend"
- 17 Fear not that I shall be the instrument of future mischief.
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