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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... in the beginning of the following week he intended to commence a course of
lectures upon natural philosophy in its general relations, and that M. Waldman, a
fellow-professor, would lecture upon chemistry the alternate days that he missed.
And although I could not consent to go and hear that little conceited fellow deliver
sentences out of a pulpit, I recollected what he had said of M. Waldman, whom I
had never seen, as he had hitherto been out of town. - Partly from curiosity, and ...
“I am happy,” said M. Waldman, “ to have gained a disciple; and if your
application equals your ability, I have no doubt of your success. Chemistry is that
branch of natural philosophy in which the greatest improve'ments have been and
may be ...
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
M. Waldman inflicted torture when he praised, with kindness and warmth, the
astonishing progress l had made in the sciences. He soon perceived that I
disliked the subject; but, not guessing the real cause, he attributed my feelings to
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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