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.
... 1816 in the environs of Geneva . The season was cold and rainy , and in the
evenings we crowded around a blazing wood fire , and occasionally amused
ourselves with some German stories of ghosts , which happened to fall into our
Soine volumes of ghost stories , translated from the German and French , fell into
our hands . There was the History of the Inconstant Lover , who , when he thought
to clasp the bride to whom he had pledged his vows , found himself in the arms ...
... done by her own hand . We learned Latin and English , that we might read the
writings of those languages ; and so far from study being made odious to us by
punishment , we loved application , and our amusements have been the labors of
She joined the hands of Elizabeth and myself : " My children , " she said , " my
firmest hopes of future happiness were placed on the prospect of your union .
This expectation will now be the consolation of your father . Elizabeth , my love ,
Yet from whom has not that rude hand rent away some dear connection ; and
why should I describe a sorrow which all have felt , and must feel ? The time at
length arrives , when grief is rather an indulgence than a necessity ; and the
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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