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 ...
I dreaded to behold this monster; but I feared still more that Henry should see him
. Entreating him therefore to remain a few minutes at the bottom of the stairs, I
darted up towards my own room. My hand was. already on the lock of the door ...
“Is that all? my dear Henry. How could you suppose that my first thought would
not fly towards those dear, dear friends whom I love, and who are so deserving of
my love.” * * “If this is your present temper, my friend, you will perhaps be glad to
We cannot help imagining that your friend Clerval conceals the extent of your
disorder: for it is now several months since we have seen your hand-writing; and
all this time you have been obliged to dictate your letters to Henry. Surely, Victor ...
Henry saw this, and had removed all my apparatus from my view. He had also
changed my apartment; for he perceived that I had acquired a dislike for the room
which had previously been my laboratory. But these cares of Clerval were made
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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