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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The next morning I delivered my letters of introduction, and paid a visit to some of
the principal professors, and among others to M. Krempe, professor of natural
philosophy. He received me with politeness, and asked me several questions ...
M. Krempe was a little squat man, with a gruff voice and repulsive countenance;
the teacher, therefore, did not prepossess me in favour of his doctrine. Besides, I
had a contempt for the uses of modern natural philosophy. It was very different, ...
Or, The Modern Prometheus Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. first two or three days
spent almost in solitude. But as the ensuing week commenced, I thought of the
information which M. Krempe had given me concerning the lectures. And
although I ...
I attended the lectures, and cultivated the acquaintance, of the men of science of
the university; and I found even in M. Krempe a great deal of sound sense and
real information, combined, it is true, with a repulsive physiognomy and manners,
Professor Krempe often asked me, with a sly smile, how Cornelius Agrippa went
on? whilst M. Waldman expressed the most heartfelt exultation in my progress.
Two years passed in this manner, during which I paid no visit to Geneva, but 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
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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