A Literary Classic Told in Tweets for the 21st-Century Audience

Few classic works of literature have excited such enduring popular interest among the general public as Frankenstein.

But suppose the characters―Victor Frankenstein, Captain Robert Walton, and, yes, even the “monster”―had shared their tale in tweets?

#Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus hilariously reimagines Mary Shelley’s classic gothic novel in about two hundred tweets, each 280 characters or less.


A rainy November night, under a dying candle, I infused the spark. A gasp! A convulsion of limbs! A yellow eye opened. ? WTF had I done?

In this witty abridgment, Victor Frankenstein’s quest to create a sentient being is retold with the occasional emoji. The plight of his monstrous creation is presented with internet acronyms. And Captain Robert Walton ponders the blinding power of ambition with hashtags.


All seems pretty legit, btw. But will you tell me how the creature was built? I don’t need a “recipe.” #justbasics

Including an appendix that presents the original passages upon which each tweet is derived, #Frankenstein offers modern readers an entertaining and accessible companion to a great American classic.


Now, I’ve found you, @frankendoctorvictor, and here’s my request. NO, my demand. Make me a companion of the same species with the same defects. And don’t forget the #ladyparts. ?

#Frankenstein is now available from local bookstores, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon.


Yellow skin (I really ❤️ yellow btw) stretched over muscles, plus black lips and hair. I shoulda thought this thru more. Dude was #fugly.

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