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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OR, THE MoDERN PROMETHEUS. -*LETTER I. To Mrs. SAVILLE, England. St.
Petersburgh, Dec. 11th, 17–. You will rejoice to hear that no disaster has
accompanied the commencement of an enterprise which you have regarded with
FRANKENSTEIN; OR, THE MODERN PROMETHEUS. CHAPTER I. I AM by birth
a Genevese; and my family is one of the most distinguished of that republic. My
ancestors had been for many years counsellors and syndics; and my father had ...
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were real and practical ; under such circumstances, I should certainly have
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considered those authors useless whom the professor had so strongly
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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