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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His daughter attended him with the greatest tenderness; but she saw with despair
that their little fund was rapidly decreasing, and that there was no other prospect
of support. But Caroline Beaufort possessed a mind of an uncommon mould; ...
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 ...
A man would make but a very sorry chemist, if he attended to that department of
human knowledge alone. If your wish is to become really a man of science, and
not merely a petty experimentalist, I should advise you to apply to every branch of
“When my dearest aunt died, every one was too much occupied in their own grief
to notice poor Justine, who had attended her during her illness with the most
anxious affection. Poor Justine was very ill; but other trials were reserved for her.
... amiable and benevolent of human creatures. She nursed Madame
Frankenstein, my aunt, in her last illness with the greatest affection and care; and
afterwards attended her own mother during a tedious illness, in I68
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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