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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My journey to Ingolstadt, which had been deferred by these events, was now
again determined upon. I obtained from my father a respite of some weeks. This
period was spent sadly; my mother's death, and my speedy departure, depressed
I had sufficient leisure for these and many other reflections during my journey to
Ingolstadt, which was long and fatiguing. At length the high white steeple of the
town met my eyes. I alighted, and was conducted to my solitary apartment, ...
I thought I saw Elizabeth, in the bloom of health, walking in the streets of
Ingolstadt. Delighted and surprised, lembraced her; but as I imprinted the first kiss
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... and the change was so rapid, the overthrow so complete + Morning, dismal
and wet, at length dawned, and discovered to my sleepless and aching eyes the
church of Ingolstadt, its white steeple and clock, which indicated the sixth hour.
My uncle was almost persuaded that you were indeed dangerously ill, and could
hardly be restrained from undertaking a journey to Ingolstadt. Clerval always
writes that you are getting better; I eagerly hope that you will confirm this ...
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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