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.
But the old man decidedly refused , thinking himself bound in honor to my friend ;
who , when he found the father inexorable , quitted his country , nor returned until
he heard that his former mistress was married according to her inclinations .
We attempted to carry him into the cabin , but as soon as he had quitted the fresh
air , he fainted . We accordingly brought him back to the deck , and restored him
to animation by rubbing him with brandy , and forcing him to swallow a small ...
Poor girl ! she wept when she quitted our house : she was much altered since the
death of my aunt ; grief had given softness and a winning mildness to her
manners , which had before been remarkable for vivacity . Nor was her residence
It advanced ; the heavens were clouded , and I soon felt the rain coming slowly in
large drops , but its violence quickly increased I quitted my seat and walked on ,
although the darkness and storm increased every minute , and the thunder burst
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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