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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When I returned home, my first care was to procure the whole works of this author
, and afterwards of Paracelsus and Albertus Magnus. I read and studied the wild
fancies of these writers with delight; they appeared to me treasures known to ...
... electrical machine, and exhibited a few experiments; he made also a kite, with
a wire and string, which drew down. that fluid from the clouds. This last stroke
completed the over-- throw of Cornelius Agrippa, Albertus Magnus, and
Or, The Modern Prometheus Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. throw of Cornelius
Agrippa, Albertus Magnus, and Paracelsus, who had so long reigned the lords of
my imagination. But by some fatality I did not feel inclined to commence the study
I little expected in this enlightened and scientific age to find a disciple of Albertus
Magnus and Paracelsus. My dear Sir, you must begin your studies entirely anew.
” So saying, he stept aside, and wrote down a list of several books treating of ...
He heard with attention my little narration concerning my studies, and smiled at
the names of Cornelius Agrippa, and Paracelsus, but without the contempt that M.
Krempe had exhibited. He said, that “ these were men to whose indefatigable ...
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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