Frankenstein, or, The Modern Prometheus
Frankenstein was published in 1818, the work of a 21-year-old genius named Mary Shelley. Hundreds of movies, adaptations, and monster masks later, its reputation remains so lively that the title has become its own word in the English language. Victor Frankenstein, a scientist, discovers the secret of reanimating the dead. After he rejects his hideous creation, not even the farthest poles of the earth will keep his bitter monster from seeking an inhuman revenge. Inspired by a uniquely Romantic view of science’s possibilities, Shelley’s masterpiece ultimately wrestles with the hidden shadows of the human mind.
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His countenance instantly assumed an aspect of the deepest gloom ; and he replied , “ To seek one who fled from me . " " And did the man whom you pursued travel in the same fashion ? " " Yes . " " Then I fancy we have seen him ...
I disclosed my discoveries to Elizabeth , therefore , under a promise of strict secrecy ; but she did not interest herself in the subject , and I was left by her to pursue my studies ...
... the more exclusively I pursued it for its own sake . That application which at first had been a matter of duty and resolution , now became so ardent and eager that the stars often disappeared in the light of morning while I was yet ...
Pursuing these reflections , I thought , that if I could bestow animation upon lifeless matter , I might in process of time ( although I ... These thoughts supported my spirits , while I pursued my undertaking with unremitting ardor .
I thought of pursuing the devil ; but it would have been in vain , for another flash discovered him to me hanging among the rocks of the nearly perpendicular ascent of Mount SalÍve , a hill that bounds Plainpalais on the south .
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jljaina - LibraryThing
An interesting tale filled drawn out in the elegant prose of the era in which it is written. Full of depth and emotions one does not often see in today's literature. Yet there are a few things that ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Melumebelle - LibraryThing
While I completely enjoy Mary Shelley's style of writing, I found the main character, Dr. Victor Frankenstein, to be rather annoying and hard to read about. In my honest opinion he's a pansy who can't ... Read full review