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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I remained, while the storm lasted, watching its progress with curiosity and delight
. As I stood at the door, on a sudden I beheld a stream of fire issue from an old
and beautiful oak, which stood about twenty yards from our house; and so 66 ...
William, the youngest of our family, was yet an infant, and the most beautiful little
fellów in the world ; his lively blue eyes, dimpled cheeks, and endearing manners
, inspired the tenderest affection. - - * Such was our domestic circle, from which ...
It was a most beautiful season; never did the fields bestow a more plentiful
harvest, or the vines yield a more luxuriant vintage: but my eyes were insensible
to the charms of nature. And the same feelings which made me neglect the
How can I describe my emotions at this catastrophe, or how delineate the wretch
whom with such infinite pains and care I had endeavoured to form * His limbs
were in proportion, and I had selected his features as beautiful. Beautiful!—Great
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 tremble, although gazed on and
execrated by ...
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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