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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“After what I have said, I dare say you well remember the heroine of my little tale:
for Justine was a great favourite of your's; and I recollect you once remarked, that
if you were in an ill humour, one glance from Justine could dissipate it, for the ...
Accordingly, a few months after your departure for Ingoldstadt, Justine was called
home by her repentant mother. 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
Indeed, who would credit that Justine Moritz, who was so amiable, and fond of all
the family, could all at once become so extremely wicked ” “Justine Moritz Poor,
poor girl, is she the accused ? But it is wrongfully; every one knows that; no one ...
been discovered, Justine had been taken ill, and confined to her bed; and, after
several days, one of the servants, happening to examine the apparel she had
worn on the night of the murder, had discovered in her pocket the picture of my ...
Justine also was a girl of merit, and possessed qualities which promised to
render her life happy: now all was to be obliterated in an ignominious grave; and
I the cause ! A thousand times rather would I have confessed myself guilty of the
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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