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 believe that the strange incidents connected with it will afford a view of nature,
which may enlarge your faculties and understanding. You will hear of powers
and occurrences, such as you have been accustomed to believe impossible: but I
“You may easily believe,” said he, “ how great was the difficulty to persuade my
father that it was not absolutely necessary for a merchant not to understand any
thing except book-keeping; and, indeed, I believe I left him incredulous to the last,
... and who are so deserving of my love.” * * “If this is your present temper, my
friend, you will perhaps be glad to see a letter that has been lying here some
days for you: it is from your cousin, f - - -- - CHAPTER W. Clerval, then put the.
she was discovered. No one would believe it at first; and even now Elizabeth will
not be convinced, notwithstanding all the evidence. Indeed, who would credit that
Justine Moritz, who was so amiable, and fond of all the family, could all at once ...
eries, when one creature is murdered, another is immediately deprived of life in a
slow torturing manner; then the executioners, their hands yet reeking with the
blood of innocence, believe that they have done a great deed. They call this ...
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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