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Frankenstein is a novel that was written by Mary Shelley It was first published in 1818The story was about a man named Victor Frankenstein who created a monster that committed a series of murders when he was rejected by society Mary Shelley was the author of the novel Frankenstein She was born in August of 1797and died in February of 1857 at the age of fifty-four In the summer of 1816 Mary stayedwith a poet named Byron Also staying with Byron was his physician Polidori and JaneClarmont a short story writer Byron suggested they should all write a horror story This iswhen the story of Victor Frankenstein occurred to Mary She said the story was born rightout of a nightmare At first it was only meant to be a short story but at the urging of herhusband she increased the story to its present length The novel took place in Geneva Switzerland in the 1700s Victor Frankenstein lived in ahouse near Lake Gevena We possessed a house in Geneva and a campagne on Belrive the eastern shore of the lake at the distance of rather more than a league from the city The house was near the Jura mountain range Victor climbed the mountain when he soughtsolitude and consolation The house itself was big and had an upstairs and downstairs Muchof the story unfolded in this house However Victor Frankenstein had previously attended theUniversity of Ingolstadt for three years and this was where the monster was created As the plot begins an Arctic explorer named Robert Walton finds a man adrift in the seaoutside his boat He nursed the man back to health and finds he is Victor Frankenstein whotells the story of his life to Walton When Victor was young he was fascinated with life He wanted to bring a creature to lifeWhile attending the University of Ingolstadt he created the monster and brought it to lifeHowever he became terrified of the creation and
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