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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Do you not remember Justine Moritz Probably you do not; I will relate her history,
therefore, in a few words. Madame Moritz, her mother, was a widow with four
children, of whom Justine was the third. This girl had always been the favourite of
her, and, after the death of M. Moritz, treated her very ill. My aunt observed this;
and, when Justine was twelve years of age, prevailed on her mother to allow her
to live at her house. The . republican institutions of our country have produced ...
Perpetual fretting at length threw Madame Moritz into a decline, which at first
increased her irritability, but she is now at peace for ever. She died on the first
approach of cold weaWOL. I. G : ther, at the beginning of this last winter. Justine
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 ...
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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