Frankenstein: Or, The Modern Prometheus
Mary Shelley's novel "Frankenstein: or, the Modern Prometheus" (1818) is a combination of gothic horror story and science fiction first conceived for a writing challenge by Lord Byron when she was just eighteen. It is the story of Victor Frankenstein, a Swiss student of natural science who assembles pieces of corpses to create an artificial man and brings it to life with galvanism. Though it seeks affection, the unnamed monster inspires loathing in everyone it meets. Lonely and miserable, the creature ultimately destroys its creator.
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As it drew nearer, I observed that it was the Swiss diligence: it stopped just where
I was standing; and, on the door being opened, I perceived Henry Clerval, who,
on seeing me, instantly sprung out. “My dear Frankenstein,” exclaimed he, “how ...
“Compose yourself,” said Clerval, who observed my change of colour, “I will not
mention it, if it agitates you; but your father and cousin would be very happy if
they received a letter from you in your own hand-writing. They hardly know how ill
CHAPTER W. Clerval, then put the following letter into my hands. “ To W.
FRANKENSTEIN. * MY DEAR cous IN, - “I cannot describe to you the uneasiness
we have all felt concerning your health. We cannot help imagining that your
i serving my face expressive of suffering, “M. Frankenstein is modest; an excellent
quality in a young man. Young men should be diffident of themselves, you know,
M. Clerval; I was myself when young : but that wears out in a very short time.
My return had only been delayed so long from an unwillingness to leave Clerval
in a strange place, before he had become acquainted with any of its inhabitants.
The winter, however, was spent cheerfully; and although the spring was ...
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My favorite book of all time.User Review - TheRavensLenore - Borders
I am in love with the "monster" portrayed in this book. From his point of view, it's when the coldness of the world changes us for the worse. To think that she wrote this novel at such a young age, it is profound. Read full review
A Brief review of "Frankenstein"User Review - VendettLia - Borders
Oh, This is a beautiful book. How its words flow just right with the story, is just Magnificiant. The story is captivating, not to mention wonderfully depressing.(^^) I really do have high respects ... Read full review