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Frankenstein; or the Modern Prometheus
    (Review / Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus, by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley)
  Monthly Review /JAS, March 1818
  ns 85 p439
Art. 19. Frankenstein; or the Modern Prometheus. 12mo. 3 Vols. 16s.6d. Boards. Lackington and Co. 1818.

An uncouth story, in the taste of the German novelists, trenching in some degree on delicacy, setting probability at defiance, and leading to no conclusion either moral or philosophical. In some passages, the writer seems to favour the doctrines of materialism: but a serious examination is scarcely necessary for so excentric [sic] a vagary of the imagination as this tale presents.

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