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Frankestein – Mary Shelley

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Autor: Mary Shelley

Naționalitate: engleză

An apariție: 1818

Pagini: 273 (ediția in engleza Penguin Classics)

Nota mea: 3/5

Această carte a fost pe lista mea de lecturi de mai multe luni de zile și după mai multe cărți citite în limba română, am zis să citesc și una în engleză. Ca o absolventă de Litere ce sunt (am terminat română-engleză), îmi place engleza și încerc să mă familiarizez cu cărțile în limba engleză cât pot de mult. Nu este un lucru facil, implică multă atenție și concentrare, ca să nu mai zic de cunoștințe vaste de limba engleză.

Beware; for I am fearless, and therefore powerful.

Dacă vă întrebați despre ce este vorba în carte, aflați că Frankestein este un tânăr cercetător pasionat de o descoperire științifică inedită, cum ar fi însuflețirea materiei moarte și crearea unei ființe cum nu s-a mai pomenit până atunci. Experimentul său reușește, numai că nu este mulțumit de rezultat: creația sa este un monstru hidos, cu trăsături inumane și care pare foarte periculos.  Însă acea ființă creată de Frankestein este plină de simțiri omenești înalte, de bunătate și gânduri pozitive. Văzându-se abandonat de Creatorul său și exclus din lumea oamenilor, monstrul de dedă la crime monstruoase și începe cu membrii familiei lui Frankestein. Care sunt victimele sale vă las pe voi să descoperiți.

Even broken in spirit as he is, no one can feel more deeply than he does the beauties of nature. The starry sky, the sea, and every sight afforded by these wonderful regions, seems still to have the power of elevating his soul from earth. Such a man has a double existence: he may suffer misery, and be overwhelmed by disappointments; yet, when he has retired into himself, he will be like a celestial spirit that has a halo around him, within whose circle no grief or folly ventures.

Când am citit această carte mi-am amintit de Dracula, cartea lui Bram Stoker, o carte dragă mie și pe care aș recomanda-o oricui. Frankestein este o carte plină de mister, suspans și te ține cu sufletul la gură. Dacă va place literatura clasică și cea engleză, vă recomand să o citiți. Este o carte despre înaltele idealuri umane și despre spulberarea viselor prea îndrăznețe.

How dangerous is the acquirement of knowledge and how much happier that man is who believes his native town to be the world, than he who aspires to be greater than his nature will allow.

♥♥♥

ENGLISH REVIEW

This book has been on my list of readings for several months and after many books read in Romanian, I decided to read one book in English. As a former student of Romanian-English language, I try to familiarize myself with books in English as much as I can. It is not easy, involves attention and concentration, not to mention the vast knowledge of English.

If you are wondering what the book is about, you have to know that Frankenstein is a young researcher passionate about new scientific discovery such as dead matter liveliness and who wants to create a being like never mentioned before. His experiment does not fail, but he is not satisfied with the result: his creation is a hideous monster with inhuman features and looks very dangerous. But that being created by Frankenstein is kind and has positive thoughts. Seeing himself abandoned by his Creator and excluded from the human world, the  monster begins to kill and starts with  Frankenstein’s family members. Who are his victims?I’ll let you find out.

When I have read this book I thought at Dracula, Bram Stoker’s book, a book dear to me and which I would recommend it to anyone. Frankenstein is a book full of mystery, suspense and keeps you breathless. If you like classical literature and English, I recommend you to read it. It is a book about the high human ideals and killing dreams.

“Beware; for I am fearless, and therefore powerful.”

“How dangerous is the acquirement of knowledge and how much happier that man is who believes his native town to be the world, than he who aspires to be greater than his nature will allow.”

“Even broken in spirit as he is, no one can feel more deeply than he does the beauties of nature. The starry sky, the sea, and every sight afforded by these wonderful regions, seems still to have the power of elevating his soul from earth. Such a man has a double existence: he may suffer misery, and be overwhelmed by disappointments; yet, when he has retired into himself, he will be like a celestial spirit that has a halo around him, within whose circle no grief or folly ventures.”

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