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 ...
I never beheld any thing so utterly destroyed. The catastrophe of this tree excited
my extreme astonishment; and I eagerly inquired of my father the nature and
origin of thunder and lightning. He replied, “Electricity;” describing. at the same
She consoled me, amused her uncle, instructed my brothers; and I never beheld
her so enchanting as at this time, when she was continually endeavouring to
contribute to the happiness of others, entirely forgetful of herself. The The
But this discovery was so great and overwhelming, that all the steps by which I
had been progressively led to it were obliterated, and I beheld only the result.
What had been the study and desire of the wisest men since the creation of the
I started from my sleep with horror; a cold dew cowered my forehead, my teeth
chattered, and every limb became convulsed; when, by the dim and yellow light
of the moon, as it forced its way through the window-shutters, I beheld the wretch
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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