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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Two years after this event Caroline became his wife. When my father became a
husband and a parent, he found his time so occupied by the duties of his new
situation, that he relinquished many of his public employments, and devoted
From this time Elizabeth Lavenza became my playfellow, and, as we grew older,
my friend. She was docile and good tempered, yet gay and playful as a summer
insect. Although she was lively and animated, her feelings were strong and deep,
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
I had gazed on him while unfinished; he was ugly then ; but when those muscles
and joints were rendered capable of motion, it became a thing such as even
Dante could not have conceived. . I passed the night wretchedly. Sometimes my ...
I remember the first time I became capable of observing outward objects with any
kind of pleasure, I perceived that the fallen leaves had disappeared, and that the
young buds were shooting forth from the trees that shaded my window. It was a ...
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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