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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fant Elizabeth, the only child of his deceased sister. “It is my wish,” he said, “ that
you should consider her as your own daughter, and educate her thus. Her
mother's fortune is secured to her, the documents of which I will commit to your
Elizabeth as my future wife; a design which she never found reason to repent.
From this time Elizabeth Lavenza became my playfellow, and, as we grew older,
my friend. She was docile and good tempered, yet gay and playful as a summer ...
ELIZABETH LAvenzA. “ Geneva, March 18th, 17––.” “Dear, dear Elizabeth !” I
exclaimed when I had read her letter, “I will write instantly, and relieve them from
the anxiety they must feel.” I wrote, and this exertion greatly fatigued me; but my ...
When I returned home, Elizabeth eagerly demanded the result. * “My cousin,”
replied I, “it is decided as you may have expected; all judges had rather that ten
innocent should suffer, than that one guilty should escape. But she has
We staid several hours with Justine; and it was with great difficulty that Elizabeth
could, tear herself away. “I wish,” cried she, “that I were to die with you; I cannot
live in - this world of misery.” - - Justine assumed an air of cheerful ness, while
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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