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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Since the death of her aunt, her mind had acquired new firmness and vigour. She
determined to fulfil her duties with the greatest exactness; and she felt that that
most imperious duty, of rendering her uncle and cousins happy, had devolved ...
My aunt conceived a great attachment for her, by which she was induced to give
her an education superior to that which she had at first intended. This benefit was
fully repaid; Justine was the most grateful little creature in the world: I do not ...
greatest attention to every gesture... of my aunt. She thought her the model of all
excellence, and endeavoured to imitate her phraseology and manners, so that
even now she often reminds me of her. “When my dearest aunt died, every one ...
... 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
I would I were in peace with my aunt and my lovely William, escaped from a world
which is hateful to me, and the visages of men which I abhor.” o Justine smiled
languidly. “ This, dear lady, is despair, and not resignation. I must not learn the ...
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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