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A living creature created by Dr. Victor Frankenstein from dead body parts in Mary Shelley's 1818 novel. Sometimes refered to as Frankenstein in popular culture, the monster was nameless in the original story.

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Art book based on realistic "Frankenstein"?

I'm looking for a book based on Shelley's "Frankenstein". The book was written as if it were a nonfiction text about Victor Frankenstein as a real, historical person. In a very dry, factual manner ...
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Frankenstein shortened to Frank [closed]

Has anyone ever called Frankenstein Frank before in any movies, books or other media? Or has Frankenstein just been called Frankenstein?
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80s or early 90s sci-fi/horror possibly a spoof movie

I can’t remember much of this movie, but it’s driving me crazy. I remember watching it at my dads on a recorded VHS tape from one of my brothers. Now I’m gonna jump around and just describe the few ...
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What's Victor Frankenstein’s birth place?

I am reading the Frankenstein novel (a French edition), and in the first chapter where Victor Frankenstein starts to tell his story, he says: "Je suis né à Genève et ma famille est l'une des plus ...
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What is Frankenstein's monster made of in the original novel?

This question started as a discussion in the commentaries of What mammalian biological constraints would have to be relaxed/changed in order to allow Victorian style mixing of body parts? The popular ...
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Why didn't they kill Frankenstein's monster right away?

In the 1931 film Frankenstein, at one point Dr. Waldman injected tranquilizer into the monster causing it to pass out. Dr. Waldman then planned on dissecting the monster and noted that he had to keep ...
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How was Proteus killed so easily?

If Frankenstein's resurrected characters are doomed to be immortal (as Lily clearly is), how was Proteus able to be killed so easily? Lily is shot yet it doesn't harm her in the slightest.
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What is the significance of the white hair of the Bride of Frankenstein?

In nearly all movies or images of the Bride of Frankenstein (actually the bride of Frankenstein's monster), she has some curly white hair on each side. Is there ever an (in-universe) explanation given ...
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Looking for a specific Frankenstein short story

Several years ago, (maybe about ten) I ran across a short story, a retelling of Frankenstein with a twist - and for whatever reason, haven't been able to find it again. Most likely I read it in an ...
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Was the child textbook human or construct/superhuman in girl-genius

Scope: After spending some time reading Girl-Genius web-comic I was convinced to buy the first two books (Agatha H. and the Airship City, Agatha H. and the Clockwork Princess). I am enjoying reading ...
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What inspired Mary Shelly's "Frankenstein "?

This is a question concerning details. I read in an encyclopedia concerning "monsters " that Mary Shelly was inspired by a real life scientific experiment. They ran massive amounts of electricity into ...
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Why does Frankenstein need multiple bodies to revive a body

In Mary Shelly's Frankenstein (movie) at the end Dr. Frankenstein revives his wife. But why did he need to transplant her head onto another body? Wouldn't it be better to keep the body intact as much ...
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Who built "Lurch", the Addams family's butler?

As I caught an episode of The Addams Family on Retro TV last night, it finally dawned on me that Lurch may have been a Frankenstein Monster. Is there any evidence beyond Lurch's outward appearance ...
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What were the bolts on Frankenstein's Monster for?

We've all seen them, but what were they for? Were they fasteners used to hold Mary Shelley's creature's head on, which would be suspicious, since she didn't use bolts to attach it's limbs, or were ...
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How did Dr Frankenstein get enough plus size parts to make his oversized creation?

Mary Shelley's Doctor Frankenstein was forced to make his creation larger than a normal man in order to be able to surgically reassemble the body parts he obtained by robbing local cemeteries. How was ...
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How is the original Frankenstein movie (1931) different from the novel?

I read a review of the 1931 Frankenstein movie recently and in it the reviewer said that the movie was adapted from a play, which was significantly different from the original novel. What are the ...
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