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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You are well acquainted with my failure, and how heavily I bore the
disappointment. But just at that time I inherited the fortune of my cousin, and my
thoughts were turned into the channel of their earlier bent. Six years have passed
since I ...
At that age I became acquainted with the celebrated poets of our own country; but
it was only when it had ceased to be in my power to derive its most important
benefits from such a conviction, that I perceived the necessity of becoming ...
I had hitherto attended the schools of Geneva; but my father thought it necessary,
for the completion of my education, that I should be made acquainted with other
customs than those of my native country. My departure was therefore fixed at an ...
principle of life proceed It was a bold question, and one which has ever been
considered as a mystery; yet with how many things are we upon the brink of
becoming acquainted, if cowardice or carelessness did not restrain our inquiries.
I am well acquainted with the accused. I have lived in the same house with her, at
one time for five, and at another for nearly two years, During all that period she
appeared to me the most amiable and benevolent of human creatures.
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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