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 felt this delay very bitterly; for I longed to see Iny native town, and my beloved
friends. My return had only been delayed so long from an unwillingness to leave
Clerval in a strange place, before he had become acquainted with any of its ...
A selfish pursuit had cramped and narrowed me, until your gentleness and -
affection warmed and opened mysenses; I became the same happy creature who
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a few years ago, loving and beloved by all, had no sorrow or care. When happy,
inanimate nature had the power of bestowing on me the most delightful
sensations. A serene sky and verdant fields filled me with ecstacy. The present
... myself tedious by dwelling on these preliminary circumstances; but they were
days of comparative happiness, and I think of them with pleasure. My * . country,
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After which she again lived in my uncle's house, where she was beloved by all
the family. She was warmly attached to the child who is now dead, and acted
towards him like a most affectionate mother. For my own part, I do not hesitate to
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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