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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Upon hearing this he appeared sa-2 tisfied, and consented to come on board.
Good God! Margaret, if you had seen the man who thus capitulated for his safety,
your surprise would have been boundless. His limbs were nearly frozen, and his
... her hazel eyes, although as lively as a bird's, possessed an attractive softness.
Her figure was light and airy ; and, though capable of enduring great fatigue, she
appeared the most fragile mired her understanding and fancy, I loved to tend on.
braced her; but as I imprinted the first kiss on her lips, they became livid with the
hue of death; her features appeared to change, and I thought that I held the
corpse of my dead mother in my arms; a shroud enveloped her form, and I saw
The appearance of Justine was calm. She was dressed in mourning; and her
countenance, always engaging, was rendered, by the solemnity of her feelings,
exquisitely beautiful. Yet she appeared confident in innocence, and did not
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. She nursed Madame Frankenstein, my aunt,
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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